Dr Lisa Cameron is the latest MP to say she is willing to give a home to a refugee family fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Dr Lisa Cameron MP said she “felt a duty” to step forward after seeing footage of the conflict and hearing the stories of people making for the border to escape the violence.
More than one and a half million people – mostly women and children – have fled Ukraine to escape the Russian aggression and are sheltering in neighboring countries.
A number of MPs, including Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and Lib Dem leader Ed Davey, have said they will offer up room in their homes for refugees. Shadow Transport Secretary Louise Haigh and former health secretary Matt Hancock also say they will put their names forward, while Cabinet Secretary Michael Gove has said he will sponsor a refugee.
In an interview with Go R, Dr Cameron said: “I’ve been watching the scenes unfold on television and social media and I’ve been hearing about it in parliament as well and I just felt a duty to step forward and offer support wherever I can.
“When the (UK) Government announced the scheme, I thought ‘well that’s something that we can help with. I spoke with my husband and we want to support this crisis because it’s a real humanitarian crisis, and it’s touched us all.”