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We’re pleased to announce the launch of the new Labour & Palestine website. The organisation is supported by Aslef, CWU, NUM, TSSA, Unison and Unite.

If you are a Labour Party member and want to see Labour speaking up for Palestine, this site is intended to help and support you.

Sign the Statement here and keep in touch.


Labour & Palestine goes live

Welcome to the new Labour & Palestine website. Labour & Palestine is supported by Aslef, CWU, NUM, TSSA, Unison and Unite. If you are a Labour Party member and want to see Labour speaking up for Palestine, this site is intended to help and support you.

Labour & Palestine will be for Labour Party members and activists, supported and sponsored by organisations affiliated to the Labour Party. The purpose is to build solid support for Palestine across the Party and the labour movement.

The starting point is to use the L&P statement – ‘Speaking Up for Palestine’ – as the launch pad to contact and get in touch with Labour Party members who support Palestine.  The statement will be the framework within which L & P will operate.

If you are interested in being informed and helping promoting Palestine within Labour please sign the Statement here and keep in touch.

The L&P focus will be on how Labour party members should harness the support there is for Palestine within the Party so it becomes a proud advocate of Palestinian rights as part of Labour’s ethical foreign policy.

In order to do this, L & P will offer reliable information and practical campaign resources, to begin to build positive pressure within the Party to ensure that the Party and its members stand firmly in solidarity with the Palestinian people. These Resources for Palestine – Palestine News, Palestine Briefings and Palestine Voices will be published on this site over the coming weeks – after the launch of the statement.

Labour Party Policy

After the killings of marchers in Gaza on the Right of Return March and Trump’s decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem as part of his forthcoming ‘peace plan’, Palestine – now, more than ever – needs a strong, progressive Labour voice on its side.

The support for Palestine was demonstrated very clearly at last year’s Party conference. For the first time constituency delegates voted to discuss Palestine, passing a motion (see Party Policy) accompanied by a sea of Palestinian flags.

L&P had a very successful initial meeting at the Labour Party conference. A packed meeting heard an impressive panel of speakers endorse the idea of launching a social platform to help build grassroots support for Palestine within the Labour Party.

The intention is to establish L&P as an independent social media platform to give support, advice and guidance to an informal network Labour party members and activists. L&P will aim to educate and energise the thousands of party members who are in support of Palestine by providing materials they can take back to their local communities and their CLPs, briefings for activists and practical assistance in their campaigning.

L&P will provide information on Britain’s past role in Palestine, along with its present responsibilities towards the Palestinian people, to show how the language of solidarity with the Palestinian people can be inclusive, universal, progressive, and successful.

If you are interested in being informed and helping promoting Palestine within Labour please sign the Statement here and keep in touch.

If you would like to do something as well as signing the Statement, as a starting point get in touch here if you would like a speaker or more information.

You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest information.

Mick Whelan, Chair, Labour & Palestine.

  • Labour & Palestine is supported by Aslef, CWU, NUM, TSSA, Unison and Unite.