MPs reject Syria military action

MPs from across the region were called back to Parliament and voted against military involvement in Syria.

Syria: How did your MP vote?

MPs were recalled to Parliament yesterday to vote on whether the British military should intervene in the crisis in Syria.

The vote went against the government by a majority of 285 to 272.

The following MPs voted with the government:

  • James Wharton, Conservative, Stockton South
  • Guy Opperman, Conservative, Hexham

The following MPs voted against the government proposal, rejecting the idea of military intervention in Syria.

  • Catherine McKinnell, Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne North
  • Tom Blenkinsop, Labour, Middlesbrough South
  • Ian Mearns, Labour, Gateshead
  • Mary Glindon, Labour, North Tyneside
  • Ian Swales, Liberal Democrats, Redcar
  • Bridget Phillipson, Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South
  • Ronnie Campbell, Labour, Blyth Valley
  • Pat Glass, Labour, North West Durham
  • Julie Elliott, Labour, Sunderland Central
  • Chi Onwurah, Labour, Newcastle Central
  • Ian Lavery, Labour, Wansbeck
  • Jenny Chapman, Labour, Darlington

Full Report: MPs recalled for Syria debate

MPs from our region are debating a government motion which could pave the way for military action in Syria.

The Prime Minister told them this afternoon he is convinced the Syrian regime was behind the use of chemical weapons, including an attack which killed hundreds of people in Damascus last week.

Parliament will vote later tonight on whether to back intervention in principle, but not on direct British involvement, which would need a further vote.

Paul Brand sent this report from Westminster - watch it in full below.

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Govt: Syrian action would be on 'humanitarian' grounds

The Government has published its advice on military action in Syria, stating that the legal basis for any such action would be "humanitarian intervention".

It said "if action in the Security Council is blocked, the UK would still be permitted under international law to take exceptional measures".

David Cameron will address the Commons on Syria this afternoon. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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