Keith visited the Federation of Muslim Organisations to sign their peace flag.
The Flag is being signed to show support for a petition condemning violence in Palestine and supporting peace, freedom and justice for both the Palestinian and Israeli people.
The flag will be presented to 10 Downing Street on Wednesday 30th July 2014 at noon.
Keith is deeply concerned by the situation in Gaza, which has caused hundreds of deaths of innocent people, including many children. He has received over 1000 emails from constituents regarding this matter and has written to the Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond MP to raise their concerns. Keith also asked the Foreign Secretary what steps the Government is taking to pacify the situation. The reply will be placed on this website as soon as Keith receives it.
The Opposition Leader, Ed Miliband MP, recently made a statement condemning violence and acknowledging the horrifying deaths of hundreds of Palestinians. He spoke of the need to find a political solution and promised that Labour would always continue to play its part in ensuring this takes place.
Ed Miliband’s full speech can be found at the following link: http://labourlist.org/2014/07/full-text-ed-milibands-npf-speech-a-new-settlement-for-a-new-era/