- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
On Monday 13 October 2014, Valerie voted for the motion to recognise Palestine as a state.
The motion was:
“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.”
“I was pleased that the motion passed 274 votes to 12. A number of my constituents contacted me about this issue. In 2012 the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to grant Palestine Non-Member Observer State Status of the UN. This vote in Parliament adds to the growing recognition that there must be progress with negotiations for a peaceful two state solution.”
More information on the United Nation’s vote can be found here.