LABOUR MPs had been ordered to abstain on the SNP amendment calling for a ceasefire in Gaza - yet 56 MPs rebelled against Keir Starmer on Wednesday evening.

This included eight frontbenchers that defied the leader to back the motion.

Four shadow ministers, including Jess Phillips, Yasmin Qureshi, Afzal Khan and Paula Barker – quit on Wednesday evening after deciding to support the amendment to the King’s Speech backing a ceasefire.

Other frontbenchers: Rachel Hopkins, Sarah Owen, Naz Shah and Andy Slaughter; also face being sacked after breaking the party whip to back the amendment.

MPs voted 293 to 125, majority 168, to reject the SNP’s King’s Speech amendment calling for “all parties to agree to an immediate ceasefire” in Gaza.

The division list showed 56 Labour MPs backed the SNP’s call for an immediate ceasefire.

They were listed as:

  • Tahir Ali (Birmingham, Hall Green)
  • Rosena Allin-Khan (Tooting)
  • Paula Barker (Liverpool, Wavertree)
  • Apsana Begum (Poplar and Limehouse)
  • Clive Betts (Sheffield South East)
  • Paul Blomfield (Sheffield Central)
  • Karen Buck (Westminster North)
  • Richard Burgon (Leeds East)
  • Dawn Butler (Brent Central)
  • Ian Byrne (Liverpool, West Derby)
  • Liam Byrne (Birmingham, Hodge Hill)
  • Dan Carden (Liverpool, Walton)
  • Sarah Champion (Rotherham)
  • Stella Creasy (Walthamstow)
  • Jon Cruddas (Dagenham and Rainham)
  • Judith Cummins (Bradford South)
  • Marsha De Cordova (Battersea)
  • Peter Dowd (Bootle)
  •  Julie Elliott (Sunderland Central)
  • Mary Kelly Foy (City of Durham)
  • Barry Gardiner (Brent North)
  • Margaret Greenwood (Wirral West)
  • Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East)
  • Kate Hollern (Blackburn)
  • Rachel Hopkins (Luton South)
  • Rupa Huq (Ealing Central and Acton)
  • Imran Hussain (Bradford East)
  • Afzal Khan (Manchester, Gorton)
  • Ian Lavery (Wansbeck)
  • Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields)
  • Clive Lewis (Norwich South)
  • Rebecca Long Bailey (Salford and Eccles)
  • Khalid Mahmood (Birmingham, Perry Barr)
  • Rachael Maskell (York Central)
  • John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington)
  • Ian Mearns (Gateshead)
  • Grahame Morris (Easington)
  • Kate Osamor (Edmonton)
  • Kate Osborne (Jarrow)
  • Sarah Owen (Luton North)
  • Jess Phillips (Birmingham, Yardley)
  • Yasmin Qureshi (Bolton South East)
  • Bell Ribeiro-Addy (Streatham)
  • Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Brighton, Kemptown)
  • Naz Shah (Bradford West)
  • Andy Slaughter (Hammersmith)
  • Cat Smith (Lancaster and Fleetwood)
  • Alex Sobel (Leeds North West)
  • Zarah Sultana (Coventry South)
  • Sam Tarry (Ilford South)
  • Stephen Timms (East Ham)
  • Jon Trickett (Hemsworth)
  • Valerie Vaz (Walsall South)
  • Nadia Whittome (Nottingham East)
  • Beth Winter (Cynon Valley)
  • Mohammad Yasin (Bedford)