Panorama asked people of Mansfield ‘who should we let in after Brexit?’

Richard Vickerstaff owner of Vinyl Lounge independent record shop in Mansfield.
Richard Vickerstaff owner of Vinyl Lounge independent record shop in Mansfield.

A Panorama special has shone a light on immigration and the people of Mansfield were asked the question - who should we let in after Brexit?

More than 70 per cent of people in Mansfield voted to leave the EU and the television special, which aired on BBC One on last night (Wednesday, March 7), asked for the views of people in the town.

Richard Vickerstaff runs Vinyl Lounge in Regent Street, Mansfield and featured in the BBC programme.

He didn’t vote for Brexit and says he does not have a an issue with immigration as long as it’s ‘positive immigration’.

Richard said: “If we can get skilled workers to the area and into the community I think that’s a good thing.

“My concern is if Mansfield as an area has many of those kind of roles to offer in the trade or manufacturing industry.

“When they move to this area, how many positions will there be available?

“My views are a mix but generally I am in favour of it. I do not have the view of ‘we don’t want them here, ge them out’ which is what was portrayed.

“I am positive they can offer a lot to the town and secure roles within the area.”