Your MPs – Helen Whately, Faversham & Mid Kent

Gathered here is some information on positions and actions Faversham & Mid Kent MP Helen Whately has taken on Palestine and Israel. If you know of more, please do get in touch.


crossOpposes arms embargo on Israel.


crossFailed to support any boycott of Israel on grounds that WTO rules would not allow it, and arguing that trade relations are a route to raising human rights concerns.

tickAgreed that Israeli settlements are illegal and an “obstacle to peace”.


tickOn Gaza blockade, wants an “end to restrictions” and “urgent measures to relieve humanitarian suffering”.


crossFailed to participate in 6 January debate on Palestinian children imprisoned and abused in Israeli jails.


crossDeclined to sign any Early Day Motions in support of Palestinian rights.


tick  Agreed to meet local PSC members at the mass lobby of Parliament on 23 June.


tick  Signalled she was keen to join the Commons Middle East committee and to inform herself about the issues.

Elected for the first time as Conservative MP for Faversham & Mid Kent, replacing Hugh Robertson.

crossDid not respond to PSC’s online hustings questions about candidates’ positions on Palestine.


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