Labour MPs call for UK to take more Syrian refugees

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A number of Midlands Labour MPs have joined calls for a Syrian no-fly zone enforced by the British navy, with strikes against planes dropping illegal weapons.

In a statement issued today the 20 Labour MPs also called on the government and other European countries to take their 'fair share of Syrian refugees'

Ruth Smeeth (Stoke-On-Trent North), Liz Kendall (Leicester West) and Chris Leslie (Nottingham East), backed the calls.

It follows a number of recent incidents including the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syrian government forces which sparked US airstrikes at an airbase in Homs earlier today.

A statement released by the MPs says:

The full list of the 20 MPs who have signed it are as follows:

  • Rachel Reeves MP, LCID Co-President

  • Alison McGovern MP, LCID VP

  • Gareth Thomas MP, LCID VP

  • Lord Jack McConnell, LCID VP

  • Stephen Doughty MP, LCID VP

  • Chris Leslie MP

  • David Lammy MP

  • John Woodcock MP

  • Liz Kendall MP

  • Luciana Berger MP

  • Maria Eagle MP

  • Mike Gapes MP

  • Neil Coyle MP

  • Ruth Smeeth MP

  • Stella Creasy MP

  • Tracy Brabin MP

  • Virendra Sharma MP

  • Wes Streeting MP

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