Speaking on Palestinian recognition at Labour Party Conference


Speaking at the 2011 Labour Party Conference in Liverpool Richard called on the UK government to support the recognition of a Palestinian state at the United Nations.

Richard, speaking in the Britain in the World debate, said that it was time for the UK to get off the fence and say yes to the recognition of Palestine.

He also said he was proud that Douglas Alexander, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, has been clear that Britain should vote for recognition at the UN.

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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