Three Labour frontbenchers have resigned in order to back an SNP motion calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.
Afzal Khan, who was the shadow minister for exports, has quit his post alongside Yasmin Qureshi, who was Labour’s shadow minister for women and equalities.
Paula Barker, shadow minister for devolution and the English regions also resigned.
It is the fourth resignation, after Imran Hussain quit the shadow frontbench last week.
The Labour Party has been divided over its approach to the Middle East conflict, with numerous MPs and some members of the shadow frontbench calling for a ceasefire – something Sir Keir Starmer does not currently support.
The divisions could be exposed in full force with MPs set to vote on the conflict.
Labour MPs have been ordered to abstain on the SNP move and have instead been told to back Sir Keir’s position calling for longer “humanitarian pauses”.
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