11 Advisors Leave the Labour Party Over Gaza Ceasefire Stance - After Sir Keir Starmer's Resignation Calls

As per Sky News, the leader of the Burnley council and 10 other council members have left the Labour Party due to Sir Keir Starmer's decision not to insist on a Gaza ceasefire.

Afrasiab Anwar, who had been in the party for 10 years, said that the decision to leave the Labour Party was "really difficult."

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Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer speaks about the situation in the Middle East at Chatham House in central London. Date of photo: Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Photo PA. See PA Politics Israel article. Photo provided as follows: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire1:31 Play Video - 'Is ceasefire issue tearing Labour apart?' "Is ceasefire issue tearing Labour apart?" 11 council members called their membership "untenable" given the leadership's refusal to demand a ceasefire in the Middle East.

In their statement, they claimed that Sir Keir had indicated that he "does not value the voices of ordinary party members," citing remarks made by the opposition leader after his Friday appearance in the Northeast.

Sir Keir, who faced internal pressure from the Labour Party calling for a cessation of hostilities, told reporters that his focus was on ending suffering in the Gaza Strip, not on the "individual positions" of party members.

The Labour Party has supported the UK government's position calling for a pause in hostilities to allow humanitarian aid and medical treatment to reach Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.