MPs in Parliament have rejected a request for a ceasefire in Gaza.

The vote yesterday (November 15) was called after an SNP amendment to the King’s Speech.

In the end, MPs voted 293 to 125 against the motion – but 56 Labour MPs backed the position, rejecting their party leader’s stance.

They had been ordered to abstain on the SNP move and were told instead to back Sir Keir’s position calling for longer “humanitarian pauses” rather than a ceasefire.

If you were curious as to how your east London MP voted on the Gaza ceasefire amendment, here's a breakdown of where each member stands.

MPs who voted for the ceasefire

  • Apsana Begum (Labour - Poplar and Limehouse)
  • Stella Creasy (Labour - Walthamstow)
  • Jon Cruddas (Labour - Dagenham and Rainham)
  • Sam Tarry (Labour - Ilford South)
  • Stephen Timms (Labour - East Ham)

MPs who voted against the ceasefire

  • Iain Duncan Smith (Conservative - Chingford and Woodford Green)

MPs who abstained on vote

  • Rushanara Ali (Labour - Bethnal Green and Bow)
  • Lyn Brown (Labour - West Ham)
  • John Cryer (Labour - Leyton and Wanstead)
  • Margaret Hodge (Labour - Barking)
  • Julia Lopez (Conservative - Hornchurch and Upminster)
  • Andrew Rosindell (Conservative - Romford)
  • Wes Streeting (Labour - Ilford North)

The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has argued that a ceasefire would not be appropriate because it would freeze the conflict and embolden Hamas, BBC News reports.

Labour, like the Conservative government, the United States and the European Union, is calling for "humanitarian pauses" to help aid reach Gaza.

Compared with a formal ceasefire, these pauses tend to last for short periods of time, sometimes just a few hours.

They are implemented with the aim of providing humanitarian support only, as opposed to achieving long-term political solutions.