Rishi Sunak has sacked Paul Bristow as a Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) after he called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza.
The Tory MP for Peterborough wrote a letter to the prime minister last week saying “a permanent ceasefire” would save lives and allow aid to reach those who needed it most.
The government supports “humanitarian pauses” but not a full ceasefire.
Bristow said: “It is difficult to understand how this makes Israel more secure or indeed makes anything better.”
He’s been shown the door for breaking collective responsibility.
A No 10 spokesman said: “Paul Bristow has been asked to leave his post in government following comments that were not consistent with the principles of collective responsibility.”
Collective responsibility is the convention that all members of the government must publicly support government policy, even if they personally disagree with it.