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Keir Starmer ordered his Labour MPs to abstain from a vote calling for a ceasefire in Gaza last night, but 56 rebelled anyway.
Eight of them were frontbenchers, and four of those were shadow ministers: Jess Phillips, Yasmin Qureshi, Afzal Khan and Paula Barker.
The group decided to vote in favour of calling for a ceasefire, in an amendment to the King’s Speech which was initially called by the Scottish National Party.
Other frontbenchers Rachel Hopkins, Sarah Owen, Naz Shah and Andy Slaughter also face the sack, after defying the party whip to back the amendment.
In total, MPs voted 293 to 125 to reject the amendment calling for “all parties to agree to an immediate ceasefire” in Gaza, meaning it was rejected by a majority of 168.
Here’s the list of all 56 Labour MPs who rebelled.
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