UK Air Strikes Against ISIL in Iraq — 26 Sep 2014 at 16:45
Oliver Letwin MP, West Dorset voted for UK air strikes in Iraq to support Iraqi forces' efforts against ISIL.
The majority of MPs voted for UK air strikes in Iraq to support Iraqi forces' efforts against "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL).
Speaking during the debate before the vote the Prime Minister stated:
- We are acting in response to a direct appeal from the sovereign Government of Iraq to help them deal with a mortal terrorist threat. It is a threat to Iraq and a threat to Britain.
The motion supported by the majority of MPs stated:
- That this House
- condemns the barbaric acts of ISIL against the peoples of Iraq including the Sunni, Shia, Kurds, Christians and Yazidi and the humanitarian crisis this is causing;
- recognises the clear threat ISIL poses to the territorial integrity of Iraq and the request from the Government of Iraq for military support from the international community and the specific request to the UK Government for such support;
- further recognises the threat ISIL poses to wider international security and the UK directly through its sponsorship of terrorist attacks and its murder of a British hostage;
- acknowledges the broad coalition contributing to military support of the Government of Iraq including countries throughout the Middle East;
- further acknowledges the request of the Government of Iraq for international support to defend itself against the threat ISIL poses to Iraq and its citizens and the clear legal basis that this provides for action in Iraq;
- notes that this motion does not endorse UK air strikes in Syria as part of this campaign and any proposal to do so would be subject to a separate vote in Parliament;
- accordingly supports Her Majesty’s Government, working with allies, in supporting the Government of Iraq in protecting civilians and restoring its territorial integrity, including the use of UK air strikes to support Iraqi, including Kurdish, security forces efforts against ISIL in Iraq;
- notes that Her Majesty’s Government will not deploy UK troops in ground combat operations; and
- offers its wholehearted support to the men and women of Her Majesty’s armed forces.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||275 (+1 tell)||6||0||92.8%|
|Lab||191||23 (+1 tell)||1||84.0%|
|LDem||47 (+1 tell)||1||0||87.5%|
|SNP||0||5 (+1 tell)||0||100.0%|