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Labour MPs back calls to cancel Trump's state visit

Labour MPs Daniel Zeichner, who represents Cambridge and Bedford's Mohammad Yasin have signed an early day motion to cancel Donald Trump's state visit to the UK in June.

The Motion was tabled by Labour MP Stephen Doughty yesterday and has been supported by 61 backbench MPs. It is unlikely to be successful.

The invitation for the controversial US president to visit the country was revealed yesterday.

The invitation was issued by Buckingham Palace, but the Foreign Office normally concludes which leader it would like to come here based on the government's economic and political priorities at the time.

Theresa May for example, was keen to rush out an invitation when she visited the White House shortly after Mr Trump was elected.

US President Donald Trump and his wife Melania arrive on Air Force One at Stansted Airport, Essex, last year Credit: PA Images

The 45th President of the US did enjoy a four day mini tour of the UK last year. He flew into Stansted Airport. The visit ended up costing Essex Police almost 2 million pounds overseeing his security. The Government did reimburse the force.