Our region's MPs rebel against Syria motion

Six coalition MPs from our region have rebelled against the Government motion which backed UK military intervention in Syria.

They are:

  • Philip Davies MP, Con Shipley
  • David Davis MP, Con Haltemprice and Howden
  • Jason McCartney MP, Con Colne Valley
  • Peter Tapsell MP, Con Louth and Horncastle
  • Martin Vickers MP, Con Cleethorpes
  • Andrew Percy MP, Con Brigg and Goole

Yesterday six RAF Typhoons were deployed from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire to RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus in response to the heightened tension in Syria.

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Syria: protests and aid

A series of protests are due to take place around the region today opposing any plans for war against Syria. Meanwhile an aid centre in Sheffield is opening its doors for people to deliver aid for Syria.