What the Liberal Democrats have said about the situation in Gaza

Since the invasion of Gaza by the State of Israel, the Liberal Democrats have called for an immediate bi-lateral ceasefire so that we can get humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, facilitate the release of the hostages, and allow for diplomacy leading to a political solution, aimed at achieving a two state solution and a lasting peace.

Liberal Democrats foreign affairs spokespeson, and Britain’s only Palestinian MP, Layla Moran, has been leading the calls in Parliament for action to achieve a lasting bilateral ceasefire from the outset. This at a time when her own family have been seeking sanctuary in a church in Gaza, hiding from the invading forces.

In Westminster, the Liberal Democrats were the only Party where all of its MPs voted for an immediate bilateral ceasefire whereas Labour and the Conservatives were divided. The Liberal Democrats spoke out in both debates in March 2024, while Rochdale’s voice was missing.

Sir Ed Davey

Sir Ed Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats

On 12th November 2023 Liberal Democrats leader Ed Davey repeated the Liberal Democrats call for immediate bilateral ceasefire

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Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson

Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson

On the 13th November 2023, Liberal Democrats Laylar Moran and Ed Davey calle for immediate bilateral ceasefire

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Layla Moran

Layla Moran

On 19th December 2023 Layla Moran shared the harrowing account of her own family in Gaza.

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Cllr. Andy Kelly

Image courtesy of Rochdale Liberal Democrats

On 13th October Liberal Democrat Councillor, Andy Kelly, moved a motion at Rochdale council calling for an immediate bilateral ceasefire.

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Iain Donaldson with Layla Moran

Iain Donaldson and Layla Moran

On 6th February 2024 Liberal Democrat by-election candidate Iain Donaldson met with Layla Moran to discuss the conflict in Gaza.

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