Norwich MP Clive Lewis was one of the Labour members of parliament who rebelled against party leader Sir Keir Starmer's stance on the Gaza conflict.

The Norwich South MP was one of 56 Labour MPs who supported an SNP amendment to the King's Speech backing a ceasefire and defying the party's three-line whip.

Before Wednesday evening's vote, Mr Lewis had posted on X, previously known as Twitter: "Constituents have flooded my inbox about the desperate situation in Gaza.

"Given the scale of civilian deaths and displacement, I cannot in good conscience vote for anything other than a ceasefire.

"Either the principles of humanitarianism apply to all, or they apply to none."

Labour MPs 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.

High-profile shadow minister for domestic violence, Jess Phillips, joined several frontbench colleagues in quitting after deciding to support 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.

Sir Keir said he regretted party colleagues had not backed his position.

All of Norfolk and Waveney's other MPs, except South West Norfolk MP Liz Truss, for whom no vote was recorded, voted to reject the amendment.