House of Commons rejects motion for a ceasefire in Gaza, Northern Ireland MPs are divided on the vote

The motion for a ceasefire in Gaza has been rejected by a majority of MPs, whilst Labour sees a wave of frontbenchers resign after defying the Labour leader.

MPs today voted against the backing of a motion which called for an ‘immediate ceasefire’ in Gaza.

The vote was put to the House of Commons by the Scottish National Party (SNP) following the King’s speech last week.

The vote received 125 ayes and 293 noes. Most notably, 56 Labour Party MPs voted for a ceasefire, going against the party leader, Sir Keir Starmer. Tonight the Labour leader has seen a number of resignations from his shadow cabinet team.

The SDLP and Alliance both voted for the ceasefire, whilst the DUP members who had a vote recorded, voted against it.

ITV News is reporting that eight frontbench MPs and 2 parliamentary private secretaries have either quit or been sacked from the leader’s team after breaching the party whip:

  • Jess Philips
  • Yasmin Qureshi
  • Afzal Khan
  • Paula Barker
  • Rachel Hopkins
  • Sarah Owen
  • Naz Shah
  • Andy Slaughter
  • Dan Carden
  • Mary Foy

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