List of members of Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East (as of February, 2019.)

Diane Abbott MP, Hackney North

Debbie Abrahams MP, Oldham East and Saddleworth

Rushanara Ali MP, Bethnal Green

Jon Ashworth MP, Leicester South

Clive Betts MP, Sheffield, Attercliffe

Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, City of Durham

Lyn Brown MP, West Ham

Chris Bryant MP, Rhondda

Karen Buck MP, Westminster North

Richard Burden MP, Birmingham, Northfield

Richard Burgon MP, Leeds East

Dawn Butler MP, Brent Central

Liam Byrne MP, Birmingham Hodge Hill

Ruth Cadbury MP, Brentford and Isleworth

Ronnie Campbell MP, Blyth Valley

Sarah Champion MP, Rotherham

Vernon Coaker MP, Gedling

Julie Cooper MP, Burnley

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Islington North

Neil Coyle MP, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

David Crausby MP, Bolton East

Alex Cunningham MP, Stockton North

Thangam Debbonaire MP, Bristol South

Stephen Doughty MP, Cardiff South and Penarth

Peter Dowd MP, Bootle

Jack Dromey MP, Birmingham Erdington

Angela Eagle MP, Wallasey

Clive Efford MP, Eltham

Julie Elliott MP, Sunderland Central

Bill Esterson MP, Sefton Central

Jim Fitzpatrick MP, Poplar and Canning Town

Colleen Fletcher MP, Coventry North East

Vicky Foxcroft MP, Lewisham Deptford

Hywel Francis MP, Aberavon

Mary Glindon MP, North Tyneside

Roger Godsiff MP, Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath

Lilian Greenwood MP, Nottingham South

Nia Griffith MP, Llanelli

Louise Haigh MP, Sheffield Heeley

Fabian Hamilton MP, Leeds North East

Carolyn Harris MP, Swansea East

Sharon Hodgson MP, Gateshead East and Washington West

Kate Hollern MP, Blackburn

George Howarth MP, Knowsley North and Sefton East

Rupa Huq MP, Ealing Central and Acton

Imran Hussain MP, Bradford East

Diana Johnson MP, Kingston upon Hull North

Gerald Jones MP, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney

Afzal Khan MP, Manchester Gorton

Stephen Kinnock MP, Aberavon

David Lammy MP, Tottenham

Ian Lavery MP, Wansbeck

Tony Lloyd MP, Manchester Central

Rebecca Long-Bailey MP, Salford and Eccles

Ian Lucas MP, Wrexham

Holly Lynch MP, Halifax

Shabana Mahmood MP, Birmingham, Ladywood

Chris Matheson MP, City of Chester

Rachael Maskell MP, York Central

Kerry McCarthy MP, Bristol East

Andy McDonald MP, Middlesbrough

John McDonnell MP, Hayes and Harlington

Conor McGinn MP, St Helens North

Liz McInnes MP, Heywood and Middleton

Madeleine Moon MP, Bridgend

Grahame Morris MP, Easington

Ian Murray MP, Edinburgh South

Lisa Nandy MP, Wigan

Melanie Onn MP, Great Grimsby

Kate Osamor MP, Edmonton

Albert Owen MP, Ynys Mon

Matthew Pennycook MP, Greenwich

Teresa Pearce MP, Erith and Thamesmead

Toby Perkins MP, Chesterfield

Bridget Phillipson MP, Houghton & Sunderland South

Stephen Pound MP, Ealing North

Yasmin Qureshi MP, Bolton South East

Angela Rayner MP, Ashton-under-Lyme

Christina Rees MP, Neath

Emma Reynolds MP, Wolverhampton North East

Marie Rimmer MP, St Helens South and Whiston

Geoffrey Robinson MP, Coventry North East

Naz Shah MP, Bradford West

Virendra Sharma MP, Ealing Southall

Barry Sheerman MP, Huddersfield

Paula Sherriff MP, Dewsbury

Tulip Siddiq MP, Hampstead and Kilburn

Dennis Skinner MP, Bolsover

Andy Slaughter MP, Hammersmith

Cat Smith MP, Lancaster and Fleetwood

Nick Smith MP, Blaenau Gwent

Owen Smith MP, Pontypridd

Keir Starmer MP, Holborn and St Pancras

Jo Stevens MP, Cardiff Central

Wes Streeting MP, Ilford North

Graham Stringer MP, Blackley and Broughton

Mark Tami MP, Alyn and Deeside

Gareth Thomas MP, Harrow West

Nick Thomas-Symonds MP, Torfaen

Emily Thornberry MP, Islington South and Finsbury

Stephen Timms MP, East Ham

Jon Trickett MP, Hemsworth (shown below)

By Chris McAndrew -, CC BY 3.0,

Karl Turner MP, Kingston upon Hull East

Derek Twigg MP, Halton

Stephen Twigg MP, Liverpool West Derby

Keith Vaz MP, Leicester East

Valerie Vaz MP, Walsall South

Tom Watson MP, West Bromwich East

Alan Whitehead MP, Southampton, Test

Catherine West MP, Hornsey and Wood Green

Phil Wilson MP, Sedgefield

Rosie Winterton MP, Doncaster Central

Daniel Zeichner MP, Cambridge


Above, at a demonstration in Paris against the death penalty in Iran. The poster includes an image showing a woman being buried up to the waist: the preparations to stone her to death, almost certainly for adultery. According to the Iranian regulations, the stones must not be so large that they cause death quickly.

Crimes punishable by death in Iran include  homosexuality, incest, fornication, prostitution,adultery, apostasy, blasphemy, repeated consumpton of alcohol, production of pornography, 'waging war against God' and 'spreading corruption on Earth. Iran is the most prolific executioner in the world, on a pro capita basis, and executes people who were under the age of 18 at the time of the 'offence.' Israel has used judicial execution only twice in the history of the state, including the execution of Adolf Eichmann.


murder; rape; child molestation; sodomy; drug trafficking; armed robbery; kidnapping; terrorism; burglary; pedophilia; homosexuality; incestuous relations; fornication; prohibited sexual relations; sexual misconduct; prostitution;[3][4] plotting to overthrow the Islamic regime; political dissidence; sabotage; arson; rebellion; apostasy; adultery; blasphemy; extortion; counterfeiting; smuggling; speculating; disrupting production; recidivist consumption of alcohol; producing or preparing food, drink, cosmetics, or sanitary items that lead to death when consumed or used; producing and publishing pornography; using pornographic materials to solicit sex; recidivist false accusation of capital sexual offenses causing execution of an innocent person; recidivist theft; certain military offenses (e. g., cowardice, assisting the enemy); "waging war against God"; "spreading corruption on Earth"; espionage; and treason.[5][6] Iran carried out at least 977 executions in 2015, at least 567 executions in 2016,[7] and at least 507 executions in 2017.[8]

In August 2010, Iran Human Rights reported that seven  executions by stoning to death had been carried out over the past four years, and that 14 or more sentences of stoning to death (11 women and three men) were pending.

Lisa Nandy: My Plans As The New Chair Of Labour Friends Of Palestine & The Middle East

The list of members comes from Wikipedia. The list on the Website of Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East is hopelessly inaccurate, showing shocking incompetence. The Website, in a list of 'Parliamentary Supporters' makes this false claim

Currently, 131 MPs support our work in Parliament

with information about the MPs, their name and constituency and a photo.

Here, I provide a list of  MP's who appear in the list on the Labour Friends of Israel and the Middle East Website but should not be. are listed but should not be. I give a reason in each case. In most cases, the constituency isn't represented by these MP's at all.

Michael Meacher. Oldham West and Royton. Reason: Michael Meacher  isn't currently an MP. He died in 2015!

Simon Danczuk. Rochdale. Reason: Simon Danczuk, suspended by the Labour Party in 2015 after sending explicit messages to a 17-year old girl, banned by Labour from standing as a Labour Candidate, replaced as MP for Rochdale by Anthony Lloyd in 2017 - is still claimed to be currently a parliamentary supporter by Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East.

Sadiq Khan. Tooting. Reason: Left parliament in 2016 - to become Mayor of London

Steve Rotheram. Liverpool Walton. Reason: Left Parliament in 2017 to become Mayor of Liverpool City Region.

Andy Burnham. Leigh. Reason: Left Parliament in 2017. Became Mayor of Manchester.

Angela Eagle. Wallasey. Reason: Angela Eagle is still the MP for Wallasey, but she's not a member of Labour Friends of Palestine and the Middle East. She supports the aims and policies of the very different, completely separate Labour Friends of Israel.

David Winnick. Walsall North. Reason: Left Parliament in 2017.

Fiona Mactaggart. Slough. Reason: Left Parliament in 2017.

Gisela Stuart. Birmingham Edgbaston. Reason: Left Parliament in 2017

Ian Wright. Hartlepool. Reason: Left Parliament in 2017.

Jim Dowd. Lewisham West and Penge. Left Parliament in 2017.

Rob Marris. Wolverhampton SW. Reason: Left Parliament in 2017.

Paul Blomfield. Sheffield Central. Reason: still the MP for Sheffield Central, but in a communication to me, he informs me that he's not a member of LFPME.