Lib Dem MP Layla Moran confirms death of family member in Gaza

In a point of order, Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran yesterday told the House of Commons that one of her family members in Gaza has died.

The Oxford West and Abingdon MP, the first MP of Palestinian descent, said it was the “most difficult day” she had had to endure in her political career.

She told the House of Commons: “I wanted to let the House know that today I lost my first family member.

“The reason why this is important, having spoken about how they are in a church in Gaza City and how they didn’t, I am afraid, die of a bomb, instead they died perhaps for lack of food, perhaps for dehydration”.

She added: “I urge colleagues from all sides to bear in mind that this is more than just party politics right now. I have been so disappointed by the language I have heard today. The Prime Minister earlier suggesting that we weren’t on the side of Israel”. is the UK’s leading digital-only political website, providing comprehensive coverage of UK politics. Subscribe to our daily newsletter here.