464 people have been stripped of their British citizenship since the law allowing it was relaxed 15 years ago, Free Movement analysis shows.
Home Office figures record 175 people being deprived of their citizenship on national security grounds, and 289 for fraud, since 2006.
Before that, it had not happened since 1973. The data is not readily available but can be pieced together from a combination of historic freedom of information requests and obscure statistical publications.
The Nationality and Borders Bill 2021, currently going through Parliament, would allow citizenship deprivation to take place without the person being notified. But the power to take someone’s citizenship away has been...