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The Labour MPs broke a three-line whip to oppose the motion.
Sir Nicholas Soames, Winston's Churchill's grandson, is among those who defied the PM.
Former justice secretary accuses prime minister of plotting snap general election.
Rebel MPs have been told they could have the whip removed and would be banned from standing as Conservative candidates in the next election if they support a backbench effort to thwart a disorderly withdrawal from the EU.
Boris Johnson could withdraw the whip from Tory MPs who vote to block no-deal Brexit. But today the rebels faced him down - in a move that risks a historic split in the Conservative Party and the country.
The ex-Chancellor continued his public feud with Boris Johnson, attacking the Prime Minister's 'hypocritical' plan to stifle dissent.
Another senior Conservative peer has been suspended from the party whip for pledging to vote Liberal Democrat in the European elections, after the punishment was imposed on the former deputy prime minister Michael Heseltine.
Former deputy prime minister Lord Heseltine has had the Tory whip suspended after saying he would vote Liberal Democrat at the European elections, a Conservative spokesman said.
Britain’s Labour party will whip its MPs to back a second Brexit referendum rather than offer a free vote, its shadow chancellor John McDonnell, has said.
Shadow chancellor says MPs will be whipped to support plan to give public Final Say on EU withdrawal.