Labour shadow minister quits over Miliband Syria stance

Jim Fitzpatrick is MP for Poplar and Limehouse. Credit: PA

A senior Labour MP has resigned as a shadow minister after saying he would vote against Ed Miliband's policy on Syria.

Jim Fitzpatrick quit after telling the Commons he was "opposed to military intervention in Syria, full stop".

A senior Labour source said: "Jim Fitzpatrick has tonight handed in his resignation as shadow transport spokesman."