The decision has been criticised not least because the EU is allowing people to enter the UK without applying for asylum on a temporary basis and 37 Tory MPs including Jeremy Hunt has said the UK should do the same.
Not Leigh, though. He said:
"I think we have to remember that unlike the rest of Europe we have uniquely liberal labour laws and we speak English so we are the country of choice for mass immigration and therefore I do urge her to - as well as listen to all these humanitarian voices - to listen to the voices of people for instance in Lincolnshire where we feel we've done really our bit in terms of migration from Eastern Europe.
"We are under extreme pressure in terms of housing and jobs, I know this is difficult to say but we have to be honest about this, and may I therefore be a correcting voice in this and congratulate her on her humanitarian but proportionate response and not throwing away the immigration rulebook."