UK Air Strikes Against ISIL in Iraq — 26 Sep 2014 at 16:45

Rehman Chishti MP, Gillingham and Rainham 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[1]:

  • 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.

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Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

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.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Alliance1 00100.0%
Con275 (+1 tell) 6092.8%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 0050.0%
Lab191 23 (+1 tell)184.0%
LDem47 (+1 tell) 1087.5%
PC0 2066.7%
Respect0 10100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 5 (+1 tell)0100.0%
Total:523 42188.8%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

MPs for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible MP who could have voted in this division

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NameConstituencyPartyVote
Richard BaconSouth NorfolkCon (front bench)no
John BaronBasildon and BillericayCon (front bench)no
Gordon HendersonSittingbourne and SheppeyCon (front bench)no
Adam HollowayGraveshamCon (front bench)no
Nigel MillsAmber ValleyCon (front bench)no
Mark RecklessRochester and StroodCon (front bench)no
Diane AbbottHackney North and Stoke NewingtonLabno
Graham AllenNottingham NorthLab (minister)no
Anne BeggAberdeen SouthLab (minister)no
Ronnie CampbellBlyth ValleyLabno
Martin CatonGowerLab (minister)no
Katy ClarkNorth Ayrshire and ArranLab (minister)no
Jeremy CorbynIslington NorthLab (minister)tellno
Ian DavidsonGlasgow South WestLab (minister)no
Paul FlynnNewport WestLab (minister)no
Stephen HepburnJarrowLab (minister)no
Kate HoeyVauxhallLab (minister)no
Kelvin HopkinsLuton NorthLab (minister)no
Siân JamesSwansea EastLab (minister)no
Mark LazarowiczEdinburgh North and LeithLab (minister)no
John Martin McDonnellHayes and HarlingtonLab (minister)no
Iain McKenzieInverclydeLab (minister)no
Austin MitchellGreat GrimsbyLab (minister)no
Grahame MorrisEasingtonLab (minister)no
George MudieLeeds EastLab (minister)no
Linda RiordanHalifaxLab (minister)no
Barry SheermanHuddersfieldLabno
Dennis SkinnerBolsoverLabno
Graham StringerBlackley and BroughtonLab (minister)no
Mike WoodBatley and SpenLabno
Rushanara AliBethnal Green and BowLabboth
Julian HuppertCambridgeLDem (front bench)no

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