Labour MPs attend Israel vigils across the UK

Vigil for Israel in Manchester

Labour politicians attended vigils in cities across the UK yesterday and today, as people come together to mourn those killed by Hamas’s attacks against Israel.

In Manchester, metro mayor Andy Burnham and council leader Bev Craig addressed the vigil, with Burnham warning that any rise in antisemitic hate in Greater Manchester would not be tolerated.

LFI officer Christian Wakeford attended the vigil, saying that it sent a “clear message of solidarity”.

Shadow leader of the House of Commons and LFI parliamentary supporter Lucy Powell also spoke, saying that “we stand together against terror as one community.”

A similar vigil took place last night in Leeds, which was attended by shadow Northern Ireland secretary and LFI parliamentary supporter Hilary Benn and LFI parliamentary supporter Fabian Hamilton.

A vigil also took place in Giffnock, East Renfrewshire, this evening, which was addressed by Labour provost councillor Margaret Montague and attended by Scottish Labour deputy leader Jackie Baillie, Michael Shanks MP and Paul O’Kane MSP.