Opposition has arisen following the announcement yesterday by Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, that the party would vote as one on the issue of Syrian air strikes.
Chuka Umunna, the former Shadow Business Secretary, said on the decision:
“Each individual MP has a mandate from those who elected them. We are primarily representatives of our constituents. The first duty of any elected representative, not just ministers, is to do all we can to ensure the security of our constituents, particularly in the face of the terrorist threat we are facing”.
It is thought that up to one third of Labour MPs are willing to rebel against the party leader and vote in support of the Government’s proposals to use air strikes in Syria.