Labour Friends of Israel is delighted to announce the appointment of six MPs as new vice-chairs, more than doubling the number of LFI vice-chairs from five to 11.
The new vice-chairs are:
Rosie Cooper MP – MP for West Lancashire since 2005. Member of the Health and Social Care Select Committee
Chris Evans MP – MP for Islwyn since 2010. PPS to Shadow Secretary of State for Defence
Dame Diana Johnson DBE MP – MP for Kingston upon Hull North since 2005. Member of the Home Affairs Select Committee and the Intelligence and Security Committee. Former Shadow Middle East Minister
Peter Kyle MP – MP for Hove since 2015. Shadow Victims and Youth Justice Minister
Conor McGinn MP – MP for St Helens North since 2015. Shadow Security Minister
Catherine McKinnell MP – MP for Newcastle Upon Tyne North since 2010. Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism
They join LFI’s existing vice-chairs, Sharon Hodgson MP, Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP, Rachel Reeves MP, Jonathan Reynolds MP and Rt Hon John Spellar MP, who, along with LFI chair Steve McCabe MP and LFI chair in the Lords, Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale, make up the LFI officers group.
Commenting on the appointments, LFI chair, Steve McCabe MP, said:
“I’m delighted to welcome my colleagues as new LFI vice-chairs. Together with our existing group of LFI officers, they demonstrate the widespread support for LFI that exists across the Labour party. The LFI officers group represents a wide-range of parliamentarians, united by our support for Israel and a two-state solution. I look forward to working with our new vice-chairs – and all our supporters in Parliament – to continue to oppose antisemitism and stand up for Israel.”