Why is an MP required to comply with a Three Line Whip?

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We already have a question about why MPs are required to comply with party whips in general. But I would like to know why is an MP required to comply with a Three Line Whip in particular.

I've just seen a post from MP for Tottenham and former Minister for Higher Education David Lammy on his Facebook account saying that he received a reprimand for not complying with Chief Whip on the division(s) of the European (Notification of Withdrawal) bill.

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"You are required to comply with the Whip in the future"

Why would an MP be required to follow what a Three Line Whip asks of them? or are there special circumstances for doing so?

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