SNP MP Richard Arkless yesterday voted against David Cameron’s proposals for military escalation, including airstrikes, in Syria.
The House of Commons debated the subject for over 10 hours during the course of Wednesday and in the final vote MPs voted to support air strikes over Syria by 397 votes to 223.
Mr. Arkless said:
Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron says voting in favour of air strikes against so-called IS targets in Syria is the toughest decision he's ever had to take.
The Westmorland and Lonsdale MP released this video, explaining his decision:
In Cumbria four MPs have voted in favour of air strikes against so-called IS targets in Syria, while one MP voted against.
In the south of Scotland, two MPs voted against air strikes, while one MP voted in favour:
We've been out in Carlisle city centre canvassing opinions on the debate raging in the House of Commons today:
"If we air strike on Syria it's gonna have a massive impact on the UK. Probably not up here but certainly in the major cities, you know, it's retaliation that they thrive on, and they will just, you know, we'll feel it hard like Paris has, and like everyone else has."
"I think I'm for it to be honest. I think we need to do something rather than nothing, whether, it needs to be with a coalition and everything else of course, we can't just go it alone."
"War just gets war. It'll go on and on and on won't it. No I think there's too many people gonna suffer that shouldn't be suffering as well. No I think they've got to find another way around it."
This evening MPs will vote on whether to take military action in Syria. It's a subject that's dividing opinion in Parliament and here in the region.
David Cameron has called on MPs to back airstrikes against the 'evil' of so-called Islamic State in Syria. The matter is currently being debated in the House of Commons and the region's MPs will be voting on the matter at 10pm tonight.
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell visited a Syrian refugee camp in eastern Turkey as part of a fact finding trip to better understand the continuing humanitarian crisis.
The visit also provided an opportunity to see firsthand the work that is taking place to support refugees as a result of generosity in the UK and around the world.
The conflict in Syria may seem a long way from here, but one man from our region has seen its devastating effects first hand.
In-fighting between rebel forces and the Assad government has forced millions of refugees to flee the war-torn country, many of them children.
The author Robin Yassin-Kassab lives in Castle Douglas, in Galloway.
His father is Syrian, and Robin's just returned from ten days at the Turkish border, helping to clothe and feed as many children as possible during a bleak and freezing winter.
Earlier I spoke to him, and Ian spoke with him, asking him why he felt compelled to go and help.
An author from Southern Scotland heads to Syria this week to help refugee children caught up in the country's conflict.
Robin Yassin-Kassab, whose father is Syrian, is part of an international group raising thousands of pounds to provide supplies for refugees facing up to winter without homes, food or adequate clothing.
And as Ryan Dollard found out this afternoon, they have taken a novel approach to stand out from other charity appeals this Christmas.
Watch his full report below.
Robin Yassin-Kassab, who's father is Syrian, is part of an international group raising thousands of pounds to provide supplies for refugees.