I welcome the Government’s commitment to resettling 20,000 Afghan refugees in the UK. It is vital that our international allies take a unified approach on Afghanistan, and I will continue to urge the Government to work with our international partners and set up a coalition to ensure that we live up to our responsibilities and everyone does their fair share in supporting Afghan refugees in their hour of need.
I am also incredibly proud to have received a positive assurance from Wealden District Council on the matter: “I support any assistance the UK Government can give to Afghan citizens who helped the UK forces. Following the events in recent days they are now in danger and this country has a duty to give them assistance.” - Cllr Bob Standley, Leader of Wealden District Council
Click HERE to watch my speech in parliament.
Click HERE to read my article for Politics Home on providing support for women and girls in Afghanistan.