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
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.
Tomorrow's House of Commons vote will not authorise direct British involvement in military action against Syria, the government's motion for debate indicated tonight.
The House of Commons is packed by MPs as the debate about Syria action begins.
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".
MPs from across the region have been called back to Parliament, during their summer break, to take part in a debate later today.
They will be deciding whether they think the country should intervene in the ongoing Syrian conflict, but will not authorise direct British involvement.