Armistice Day march organiser found to have worked for Sir Keir Starmer until just THIS WEEK

Ben Soffa

Armistice Day march organiser Ben Soffa found to have worked for Keir Starmer until just THIS WEEK

Jack Walters

By Jack Walters

Published: 08/11/2023

- 22:00

Updated: 09/11/2023

- 07:44

Ben Soffa was working as head of digital organising for Sir Keir Starmer's Labour Party until this week

An activist spearheading Saturday's pro-Palestine march on Armistice Day worked for the Labour Party until this week, a report has claimed.

Ben Soffa, who serves as secretary of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, was heading up Labour's digital organising until just a few days ago.

Soffa's LinkedIn profile confirms he was working at Southside from November 2015 until November 2023.

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign has been helping lead marches calling for a ceasefire for the last four weeks.

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Soffa has also been listed as a director of the group since 2013.

He was moved on in recent days, Labour Party insiders have revealed.

A Labour source told The Sun: "We're grateful to Ben for all his work for the party and wish him all the best for the future."

Party insiders separately confirmed to GB News that Soffa had already announced he was moving on to new challenges.

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The report comes as a further blow to Starmer after Imran Hussain quit Labour's Shadow frontbench.

The Shadow New Deal Minister resigned over the Labour leader's refusal to call for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Hussain said: “Yesterday the United Nations Secretary-General warned that Gaza is becoming a ‘graveyard for children'.

“Given the crisis unfolding, I wish to be a strong advocate for a humanitarian ceasefire.

“It is clear that I cannot sufficiently, in all good conscience, do this from the frontbench given its current position.”

Pro-Palestine protestors in LondonPro-Palestine protestors are planning to demonstrate on Remembrance weekend in LondonPA

Five other frontbenchers are reportedly on resignation watch.

Corbynite MPs ramped up even more pressure on the Leader of the Opposition by tabling an amendment to the King's Speech calling for a ceasefire.

While it is unlikely to pass, a vote on the issue would show the scale of support from Starmer's MPs for a ceasefire.

The amendment will only go to a vote if it is selected by the Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle next week.

However, the Speaker is only able to select a total of four amendments.

Rishi SunakRishi Sunak at Finchley United Synagogue in central LondonPA

Planned protests for November 11 have sparked outrage, with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak dubbing the scheduled demonstration “disrespectful”.

Sunak is now putting pressure on Metropolitan Police Chief Commissioner Mark Rowley to deal with the protest.

He said: “This is a decision that the Metropolitan Police Commissioner has made and he has said that he can ensure that he safeguards remembrance for the country this weekend as well as keep the public safe.

“Now, my job is to hold them accountable for that.

“We've asked the police for information on how they will ensure that this happens and I'll be meeting the Metropolitan Police Commissioner later today to discuss these marches.”

StarmerLabour leader Sir Keir StarmerPA

Starmer hit back at Sunak, accusing him of “cowardice” for “picking a fight” with the Metropolitan Police.

He tweeted: “Remembrance events must be respected. Full stop.

“But the person the PM needs to hold accountable is his Home Secretary. Picking a fight with the police instead of working with them is cowardice.

“The Tories put party before country. Labour will deliver the change Britain needs.”

GB News has approached Soffa for comment.

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