Clacton MP: 'Democracy works. Mucky, messy, infuriating'

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.

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So. Parliament has asserted itself. Chances of UK military action in #Syria? Nil

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Democracy works. Mucky, messy, infuriating. But the best way of running our country

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.@ukipjoanna @raymondfinch i am against military intervention! And govt dropped that yesterday! Tonight was NOT about that

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MPs reject Syria motion

Five Conservative MPs from the Anglia region and one Liberal Democrat voted against the government in the crucial debate on taking action against Syria.