Published On: Tue, Oct 14th, 2014 on 12:36 pm

West Yorkshire MPs vote in favour of recognising Palestinian state

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MPs in West Yorkshire have voted in favour of recognising Palestine as a state alongside Israel.

The final motion, which passed by 274 votes to 12 in the House of Commons, stated: “That this House believes that the Government should recognise the state of Palestine alongside the state of Israel as a contribution to securing a negotiated two-state solution.”

Less than half of MPs took part in the vote, and the decision will not decide government policy.

The MPs in West Yorkshire who backed the notion were:


Linda Riordan MP, Halifax, Labour


David Ward MP, Bradford East, Liberal Democrat

Gerry Sutcliffe MP, Bradford South, Labour


Jason McCartney MP, Colne Valley, Conservative

Barry Sheerman MP, Huddersfield, Labour


George Mudie MP, Leeds East, Labour

Greg Mulholland MP, Leeds North West, Liberal Democrats

Hilary Benn MP, Leeds Central, Labour


Jon Trickett MP, Hemsworth, Labour

Yvette Cooper MP, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, Labour

No West Yorkshire MP voted against the notion.

About the Author

Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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  1. Duncan says:

    I gotta say I’m proud of Yorkshire!

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