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Labour MPs set to find out if there will be free vote on Syria

Jeremy Corbyn is set to decide whether MPs will be allowed a free vote Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA

Labour MPs are set to find out if they will be allowed a free vote on Syria today as party leader Jeremy Corbyn is due to announce whether or not he will order party members to oppose the extension of British military action.

Corbyn has so far refused to say whether he will whip MPs into backing him in his opposition to the government's policy but he has made it clear it is his decision whether or not they will be given a free vote.

Speaking on BBC's Andrew Marr show on Sunday he said: "It is the leader who decides. I will make up my mind in due course."

The decision will come as Corbyn faces claims that more than 100 Labour MPs could be set to defy him as the government looks set to hold a vote on airstrikes in Syria this week.


Often wet and windy, with some snow in the north

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Rain will spread eastwards across Britain, heaviest across west Wales.

Hill snow will affect Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England.

Northern Scotland looks brighter, but colder with wintry showers.

Southern England and south Wales will be mild, but windy.


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