MP Jim Fitzpatrick said he is "humbled" by support messages after shadow cabinet resignation
Poplar and Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick said he was "humbled and proud" after receiving messages of support for his decision to resign from the shadow cabinet after he spoke out against Labour party policy on Syria.
He quit after saying he would vote against an offensive on the Middle East country even if it was proved its government was behind the recent chemical weapons attack on citizens.
MP Fitzpatrick took to social media site Twitter in the early hours of this morning to express his feelings on the response to his decision.
He posted: I am very humbled and proud to receive so many messages of support from constituents and followers.
"Great to see the Commons agreed with me!"
Following his announcement to quit, the Labour Party Mr Fitzpatrick had resigned his role as shadow transport minister on the opposition's front bench.
Last night, MPs voted against military action in principle on Syria by 285 votes to 272.