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Most West MPs vote for Syrian airstrikes, which start hours after approval

The first British airstrikes against Islamic State Syria have been launched. Credit: PA

Only two of the West's MPs voted against Syrian air strikes

They were Karin Smyth, the Labour MP for Bristol South, and Bristol East's Kerry McCarthy, also Labour. Anti-war protestors marched through Bristol as the vote was happening.

The airstrikes were approved by a majority of 174 following a 10-hour debate in the Commons, with a total of 67 Labour MPs voting in favour of them. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn voted against.

The first strikes, which targeted oil fields, were launched in the early hours of this morning.

Kerry McCarthy was one of only two West MPs who voted against the airstrikes. Credit: PA / Gareth Fuller

Around 1,000 protesters turned out in Bristol yesterday to campaign against the air strikes.

Credit: ITV West Country

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