The Conservative MP for Clacton, Douglas Carswell, voted in favour of the government motion on Syria which was defeated by the House of Commons by 285 votes to 272.
Democracy works. Mucky, messy, infuriating. But the best way of running our country
More top news
Following a wet Thursday, today will be drier and brighter with plenty of sunshine.
Six pupils at a school in Luton needed hospital treatment after taking legal highs, police have confirmed.
Following Thursday's rain, cloud will clear this evening and it will be a frosty night. Tomorrow promises to be a much sunnier day.