MP opposes plan to house 112 asylum seekers in the town where Housewives of Cheshire was filmed
MP opposes plan to house more than 100 asylum seekers in town where Real Housewives of Cheshire is filmed, Premier League and soap stars live and apartments cost millions
- Altrincham MP Sir Graham Brady called the idea “manifestly inappropriate”.
- There are plans to accommodate 112 male immigrants at the Ashley Hotel in Hale, Altrincham
- The village is home to Premier League footballers and showbiz celebrities
- Also voted one of the best places to live by The Sunday Times and dubbed ‘Utopia’
A MP has announced a plan to house more than 100 male asylum seekers in a town where the Real Housewives of Cheshire is filmed and where Premier League stars live “manifestly inappropriately”.
Sir Graham Brady, local MP for Altrincham, Cheshire, has opposed a proposal to house 112 male immigrants who arrived in France on a small boat at the Ashley Hotel in Hale.
The village is home to Premier League footballers and showbiz celebrities, with Italian supercars and Rolls Royces being a common sight in the area, which the Sunday Times has rated as one of the best places to live.
The hotel is also only 300 meters from where Cristiano Ronaldo and the Manchester United team had lunch last year.
Plans are to house 112 male immigrants who arrived in France on a small boat at the Ashley Hotel in Hale, Altrincham, one of Britain’s wealthiest areas
Sir Graham Brady, local Conservative MP for Altrincham, Cheshire, branded the plan as “manifestly inappropriate”.
But from January 15, MU and Manchester City stars – as well as Coronation Street cast members – could share a place once dubbed a residential utopia with the male migrants, who are fed three meals a day and spending just £9 money per week.
Sir Brady told Altrincham Today that he first heard about the proposal in November and asked to meet Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
MP Brady said he considered the Ashley Hotel “the most patently inappropriate place imaginable”.
“Placing over 100 young unemployed men in the center of a busy residential village like Hale would be clearly inappropriate and the proposals have sparked considerable unrest,” he said.
The area was filmed by the Real Housewives of Cheshire and is also home to Premier League football stars and Coronation Street stars
“I realize there must be better accommodation facilities such as groups which I am told would be made up mainly of illegal immigrants who have crossed the Channel on small boats, typically from safe countries, France first and then earlier mainly Albania.”
MP Brady said he was still following a meeting with the Home Secretary.
A local resident in Hale said: “People here are angry about this. They’re concerned it’s an all-male group of men worried about how they’ll spend their time here when they have so little money to spend.
However, another local told MailOnline: “As residents we have to be careful not to come across as hostile when these people come here in dire circumstances.
The Manchester United stars – led by Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and Raphael Varane (right) – made their way to lunch together ahead of a crucial clash against Man City at Hale, Altrincham last year
“The fact that this is an all-male group is a little worrying, but we have to do our best to show some compassion.”
A Home Office spokesman said: “The number of people arriving in the UK and needing accommodation has reached record levels, putting an incredible strain on our asylum system.
“The use of hotels to house asylum seekers is unacceptable – more than 37,000 asylum seekers are currently living in hotels, costing UK taxpayers £5.6million a day.
“Using hotels is a temporary solution and we are working closely with local authorities to find suitable accommodation.”
The Ashley Hotel is owned by Britannia Hotels, headquartered in Hale, which? Worst hotel chain in the UK for the tenth consecutive year in November.
It has previously sparked controversy over accommodating asylum seekers at some of its 60+ hotels across the country, including in Wigan and Nottingham in recent years.
MailOnline has reached out to Sir Brady for comment.
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