A Bolton MP is meeting Muslim constituents tonight, Thursday, to discuss the war in Gaza after he questioned the government about what "criteria would have to be met to call for a ceasefire".

Conservative MP Mark Logan, who represents Bolton North East, has said he wants to know what conditions would have to be met in order for a ceasefire to be called for.

A number of MPs have called for a ceasefire in relation to the conflict which broke out after Israel was attacked by Hamas on October 7 and has led to thousands of people being killed after repeated attacks in Gaza.

But Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and leader of the opposition Keir Starmer have both resisted this.

But MPs on both sides made further calls for it saying that the humanitarian pause was not enough.

The comments from Mr Logan came in an amendment in a King's Speech debate tabled by Labour MP Zara Sultana on Wednesday.

Mr Logan said his Muslim constituents have felt "very aggrieved over the last month" about the situation.

A number of protests have taken place in the town in support of Palestine.

Mr Logan added:  “My constituents through the Bolton Council of Mosques have called repeatedly for ceasefires.

"I will be meeting them again tomorrow night (Thursday). I would just like to see from our government’s perspective what criteria would have to be met to call for a ceasefire.”

Mr Logan has not disclosed the location where he will be meeting residents.

Foreign office minister Andrew Mitchell did not answer this question directly, but in response to others claimed Hamas had no intention of honouring a ceasefire.

The amendment was backed from figures on the Labour left including former leader Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Rebecca Long-Bailey.

It claims the legislative agenda set out in the speech “fails to include measures to ensure the government upholds international humanitarian law and protect civilians in Israel and Palestine”.

Ms Zultana said: "Today (Wednesday) I tabled an amendment to the King’s Speech calling for an immediate ceasefire, a move backed by 76 per cent of the British public.”

“I ask the minister- will the government finally do what is right and demand an immediate ceasefire to end the bloodshed?”

Mr Mitchell said: “While she is eloquent on the effects, she is not so eloquent, in my opinion, on the causes.

“In respect of the amendment which she has tabled, of course that is a matter for the House but it will not be supported by the government nor by her own frontbench.”