Party leader warned that Labour MPs likely to vote for SNP motion calling for immediate halt to fighting

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Keir Starmer is facing growing pressure to support a Labour amendment backing a ceasefire in Gaza to head off the possibility of his own MPs voting for an SNP motion that will call for an immediate halt to the fighting.

A meeting of Labour’s parliamentary party (PLP) on Monday was described as “a bin fire” by one MP, as a separate campaign by pro-ceasefire Labour members also launches on Tuesday.

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