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Bethnal Green MP resigns over military action in Iraq

Labour Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali has resigned from the party's front bench over plans to join military action in Iraq Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Archive

Labour MP Rushanara Ali has resigned from the party's front bench in order to abstain in the vote over military action in Iraq.

MPs backed Government plans to join air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq by 524 to 43, majority 481, after more than six hours of debate in an emergency recall of Parliament this afternoon.

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