Diane Abbott, the shadow international development secretary, has said that she does not believe that the prime minister has made a strong case for airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.
She told ITV News that was not convinced that David Cameron had shown that military action in the war-torn country would make Britain safer.
The Labour MP for Hackney North and Stoke Newington said it had been known for months that some Labour MPs supported airstrikes, but that the question was how the majority of MPs would vote when they saw the evidence.
Protesters gathered outside Downing Street to urge MPs to vote down plans to bomb the war-torn country
Divisions within Labour appeared to grow over the question of airstrikes on Syria, as shadow chancellor John McDonnell backed a free vote.
A Labour source reveals the (un)pleasantries at the shadow front bench meeting, including a confrontation between two high-profile members.