Keir Starmer forced to deny threatening speaker Hoyle as Rishi Sunak piles on the pressure

More than 65 MPs sign no-confidence motion in Hoyle as he says he acted amid fears over ‘frightening’ threats

Kate Devlin,Archie Mitchell
Thursday 22 February 2024 19:16 GMT
Lindsay Hoyle lets MPs vote on Labour ceasefire amendment

Sir Keir Starmer has been forced to deny he threatened the Commons speaker after a vote on a ceasefire in Gaza descended into chaos.

Sir Lindsay Hoyle is scrabbling to save his job after he was accused of “hijacking” a debate on the war and ripping up parliamentary procedure to favour Labour.

More than 65 MPs have signed a motion demanding his head, while Rishi Sunak described his actions as “very concerning”.

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