Ministerial role

Minister of State for Legal Migration and the Border

Organisations: Home Office
Current role holder: Tom Pursglove MP


The ministers responsibilities are:

  • net migration
  • UK points-based system
  • simplifying the immigration system and immigration rules
  • current and future visa policy
  • nationality
  • Windrush
  • Home Office interests in free trade
  • Future Borders and Immigration System and Border Strategy 2025
  • agreements
  • UK Visas and Immigration, HM Passport Office and EU Settlement Scheme
  • asylum decision making (backlog)
  • accommodation (closing hotels)
  • Border Force operations
  • safe and legal routes and resettlement, including:
    • Ukraine Family Scheme
    • Homes for Ukraine Scheme
    • Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme
    • Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy
    • Hong Kong British Nationals (Overseas)
    • Gaza and Israel

Current role holder

Tom Pursglove MP

Tom Pursglove was appointed Minister of State at the Home Office on 7 December 2023.

He was previously Minister of State at the Department for Work and Pensions between 27 October 2022 and 7 December 2023.

He was previously Minister of State (Minister for Immigration) at the Home Office between 7 September 2022 and 25 October 2022.

He was previously Minister of State jointly at the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice from 7 July 2022 to 7 September 2022.

Before that, he was Minister for Justice and Tackling Illegal Migration from 17 September 2021 until July 2022 and an Assistant Government Whip from August 2019 until 17 September 2021.

He was the Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party for Youth from 27 July 2018 until 15 January 2019, and previously served in various roles including: Parliamentary Private Secretary to Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill MP, Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP and then Home Secretary, Sajid Javid MP.

Tom was first elected as the MP for Corby in May 2015.


Tom attended Sir Christopher Hatton School in Wellingborough and attended Queen Mary, University of London where he graduated with a degree in politics.

Political Career

Before becoming an MP, Tom was a Councillor on Wellingborough Borough Council, representing the Croyland ward. He also worked as a Parliamentary Assistant for Chris Heaton-Harris MP.

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