Edmonton MP Kate Osamor has written to the Prime Minister urging him to do more for refugees.

During a three-hour debate in the House of Commons on Monday, David Cameron said the UK will take up to 20,000 refugees over the next four-and-a-half years from camps bordering the war-torn nation of Syria.

The Prime Minister said the UK had a "moral responsibility" to help those forced to live in camps, while also doing all it can to end the conflict there.

Despite the pledge, the Edmonton MP does not believe the plans go far enough.

The Labour MP has also written to Enfield council.

She said: “I have been contacted by many constituents who are really concerned about the refugee crisis. I am proud to represent an area with such a strong desire to help those fleeing conflict and persecution.

“I have been deeply distressed by the suffering of refugees and the images of people who have died trying to reach safety. I believe that the Government should be doing much more to help those in need and have written to the Prime Minister, calling for urgent action.”

“I also know that local government and communities have an important role to play. I have asked Enfield council to sign up to the UN’s Gateway Programme, which resettles refugees from places such as Syria through local councils.

“Enfield has a proud history of welcoming refugees to the area and we should continue in this tradition.”