RISHI Sunak and Suella Braverman were heckled over their draconian asylum plans as the party saw off a rebellion over the Illegal Immigration Bill.

The Tories appear to have partially defused the prospect of MPs voting against the deeply controversial plans – which include denying modern slavery protections to asylum seekers who arrive in Britain by small boats.

Sunak and Braverman were greeted  by jeers as the pair visited Chelmsford, Essex on Monday.

One woman shouted out: “Allow migrants into our country.”

Shouting at the Prime Minister and the Home Secretary, the woman added: “Go away. We don’t want you here.”

The bill has been at the centre of controversy, with critics warning that the proposed legislation leaves the UK foul of its international obligations.

READ MORE: Home Secretary making plans to deport migrants to Rwanda by summer

But right-wing Tory MPs have signalled that it does not go far enough, with some calling for ministers to take the UK out of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) to drive through tighter border controls.

Others on the liberal wing want to see the Prime Minister commit to establishing safe routes via which asylum seekers can come to Britain.

Policing minister Chris Philp said Braverman is in “listening mode as always”, as he played down suggestions that the Government could accept amendments to establish more safe and legal routes for asylum seekers to enter the UK.

He said on Monday morning that there would now not be a vote on some of the amendments being pushed by the right of the party.

Philp said: “My understanding is that the various amendments to strengthen the bill aren’t going to be pushed to a vote today or tomorrow.

“They are being discussed between those people who proposed the amendments and the Government, and the Home Secretary in particular. I know the Home Secretary is keen to make sure this bill is effective.”

The legislation would see asylum seekers arriving through unauthorised means being detained without bail or judicial review for 28 days before being “swiftly removed” to their home country or a “safe third country” such as Rwanda.

READ MORE: Scottish politicians sign open letter against 'inhumane' migration bill

In preparation for two days of debates on the small boats law, tens of would-be Tory rebels had put their names to amendments designed to tighten rules around blocking deportations and migrant accommodation in Britain.

Tory MP Danny Kruger had said he wanted provisions in the bill to “operate notwithstanding any orders of the Strasbourg court or any other international body”.

It comes after the European Court last year granted an injunction, via its Rule 39, that effectively grounded a flight sending asylum seekers from the UK to Rwanda.

“We are looking for commitments from the Government to take seriously the amendments we are putting down that would strengthen the bill,” he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme on Monday.

“We are very supportive of what they are doing – there is no rebellion here – but we do want to make sure we get those commitments.

“So we are waiting to hear what they say at the despatch box and I am hopeful that we can get the engagement that we want so that we can tighten the Bill.”

Philp stressed that the Home Secretary is “discussing these various amendments with members of Parliament”.

He added: “I am sure she is in listening mode as always.

“But this bill is a well-designed, well-constructed bill designed to stop the boats which the public expect the Government to do.”

Later Philp also played down suggestions that the Government could accept amendments to establish more safe and legal routes for asylum seekers to enter the UK.

He told LBC: “This country has a lot of safe and legal routes established already.

“In terms of creating more, my own view is that we should fix the illegal immigration problem first, stop the boats, as the Prime Minister has committed, and then we can add in these additional and safe and legal routes.”