Commons Speaker John Bercow created trouble for Mr Corbyn by selecting the amendment, which was tabled by Labour’s former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna.
Mr Corbyn, who has committed to leaving the single market but says he wants to keep all of its ‘benefits’, ordered his MPs to abstain.
Three shadow ministers were sacked and at least one more resigned after they joined a total of 49 MPs who supported a rebel amendment to the Queen’s Speech calling for Britain to stay in the single market and customs union.
Catherine West, Ruth Cadbury and Andy Slaughter were sacked from the front bench.
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