Congratulation to Mike Makin-Waite for his insightful article on Hyphen about the uncertainty of Burnley’s results in the upcoming UK general election and its connection to Labour’s stance on Gaza.

Burnley, once seen as a secure win for Keir Starmer’s Labour, now faces uncertainty. In November 2023, 11 Muslim councillors, including council leader Afrasiab Anwar, quit the party over its stance on Gaza, criticizing its lack of condemnation for Israeli actions. As Burnley prepares for the general election held on the 4th of july, the defections jeopardize Labour’s prospects.

Read the article to learn more about the political shifts in the region.

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