More than 40 councils across Britain have offered support after Labour leadership contender Yvette Cooper appealed on authorities to take Syrian refugees.
Cooper, who has said Britain should take in 10,000 people from the war-torn country, praised councils for showing a "rising sense of moral purpose".
The shadow home secretary said the responses had come within just 24 hours of her writing to councils across England.
She said the government should now work with councils to offer more places - hours after Prime Minister David Cameron pledged "thousands" more would be allowed into the UK.
Cooper had previously said that Britain could take 10,000 refugees if every London borough and council across Scotland, Wales and England played their part.