‘We are sitting by while buildings full of civilians are being bombed and whole families wiped out’

Political leaders in Oldham have backed calls for a ceasefire in Gaza. Thousands of people have been killed since the conflict between Israel and Palestine broke out a month ago.

In Oldham, the Labour council leader Arooj Shah, as well as Conservative group leader Graham Sheldon, Liberal Democrat group leader Howard Sykes and Failsworth Independent Party leader Brian Hobin have said they support a letter from the town’s Mayor to the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak calling for a ceasefire.

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