MPs are preparing to vote on whether to join coalition airstrikes in Syria. David Cameron called a one-day Commons debate which will begin today (Dec 2) and will finish later today around 10pm.
Kerry McCarthy, Labour MP for Bristol East, has written a statement on why she has taken the stance to "vote against air strikes".
You can read her full statement here.
Many constituents have expressed their fears that intervention in Syria would significantly increase the risk of attacks on the UK.
Of course, the security of British citizens is of paramount importance to me as an MP, but it is clear that ISIL and similar groups already pose a substantial threat to us all. The horrific attacks in Paris last month are a reminder of this.
It could easily have taken place on British soil. And of course, we should not forget the deaths of 30 British holidaymakers in Tunisia earlier this year. British intelligence agencies have revealed that seven ISIL plots targeting Britain have been foiled in the last year alone, and that there is a clear connection between the threats we face and ISIL headquarters in Raqqa.
It should also be noted that we are already involved in action against ISIL in Iraq, and are providing support to other countries for action against ISIL in Syria.
The UKIP leader Nigel Farage is due in Gloucester later on his "Say No to the EU" tour of the country.
Mr Farage is holding a public meeting on the planned referendum at the GL1 leisure centre this evening.
He hopes to gather support for the party's campaign for the UK to leave the European Union.
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Claire Moody, who has reclaimed a European seat for the Labour Party has said it's because people are beginning to listen to Labour again.
The party doubled the vote it received at the last European Election. The new MEP also said that Labour are answering the questions that UKIP are raising.
Green Party candidate Molly Scott Cato says she isn't surprised by their success in the European elections.
The lead candidate from Stroud has been a member of the Greens for 23 years.
The party picked up its first ever European seat in the South West this weekend. They came in fourth place ahead of the Lib Dems nationally.
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Comedian and broadcaster Rory Bremner was among the congregation at Tony Benn's funeral.
Tony Benn's funeral service has now ended, following tributes from his family.
A number of attendees have tweeted following the ceremony:
Beautiful service for Tony Benn, incredible eulogies from his children, ending with a defiant rendition of The Red Flag. #HeEncouragedUs
Just left Tony Benn's funeral - laughs, tears and hugely inspiring. They should take it to the provinces, then do a run in the West End.
Dean of St Margaret's said Tony Benn once asked a man what religion he was; - reply "lapsed atheist" http://t.co/OVVFsTwm66
Figures from across political divide have arrived in Westminster for the funeral service of Tony Benn.
Mr Benn's coffin arrived at St Margaret's Church to applause and some tears as politicians and activists made up the amassed crowds.
Arthur Scargill, Rory Bremner, Lord Heseltine, Gerry Adams and Andrew Mitchell are among those at the ceremony, ITV News' Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports.
Devoted crowds are waiting outside in Westminster as the funeral service of former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn gets underway.
One banner describes the left-wing MP as "truly irreplacable", while another calls him "our Tony Benn".