Up to 50 Labour MPs ready to defy Starmer to vote for ceasefire in Gaza- live

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Up to 50 Labour MPs ready to defy Starmer to vote for ceasefire in Gaza- live
A protester holds a placard and chants slogans during a rally in support of Palestinians, outside of the Houses of Parliament in central London on November 15, 2023, to demand Members of Parliament vote for a ceasefire in Gaza. MPs gathered at the House of Commons to vote on the King's Speech amendment calling for Gaza ceasefire. (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS / AFP) (Photo by HENRY NICHOLLS/AFP via Getty Images)
A protester holds a placard and chants slogans during a rally in support of Palestinians, outside of the Houses of Parliament in central London to demand MPs vote for a ceasefire in Gaza (Picture: Getty)

Up to 50 Labour MPs are set to defy Keir Starmer and vote for a ceasefire in Gaza tonight- including up to a dozen frontbenchers.

Three Labour front benchers- Azfal Khan, Paula Baker, and Yasmin Qureshi – have resigned so far, with more expected to follow.

Sir Keir has imposed a three-line whip on this evening’s vote, tabled by the SNP, which means anyone who votes against the amendment will be sacked, effective immediately.

On the other side of the aisle, Tory whips are reportedly telling MPs they will ‘lose the whip’ if they abstain; prompting huge anger from liberal Tories.

Meanwhile, IDF forces claim to have found a stash of weapons belonging to Hamas fighters stashed in Gaza’s al-Shifa hospital- claims both Hamas and hospital staff have strenuously denied.

It comes as the White House was forced to deny claims the US gave the ‘green light’ for Israel to launch their raid on the Al-Shifa hospital this morning, and have urged Israel to stop launching airstrikes on hospitals in the region.