Isle of Wight MP Bob Seely says he '100 per cent supports' Prime Minister Rishi Sunak over the government's policy to send asylum seekers coming to the UK, to Rwanda.

Yesterday (Thursday) the Court of Appeal ruled the Rwanda policy is 'unlawful' and could also breach human rights.

In a statement, Mr Sunak said the government would appeal the decision.

"It is this country – and your government – who should decide who comes here, not criminal gangs", he said.

Taking to Twitter, Mr Seely said: "I support Rishi and his ministers 100% on this issue."

The County Press has approached the Island MP and is awaiting a statement.

Writing in a column in the CP in April, Mr Seely explained why he backs the Government’s Illegal Migration Bill.

He said: "International migration is a major issue. Tens of millions of people are on the move throughout the world. We need to be sensitive and understanding. But we also need to protect our borders."

He said the law is needed and claimed "the overwhelming majority of Britons back it".

Under the Rwanda policy, which was first unveiled in April 2022, people who arrive in the UK illegally would be relocated to the African country.

Labour has called the plan 'unethical' and the news of the court's decision has been welcomed by human rights groups.

Mr Sunak's statement added: "I strongly believe the Rwandan government has provided the assurances necessary to ensure there is no real risk that asylum-seekers relocated under the Rwanda policy would be wrongly returned to third countries – something that the Lord Chief Justice agrees with."

Lord Chief Justice was one of the three Court of Appeal judges.

The government has said it will now seek to appeal the ruling in the Supreme Court.