UK Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria — Decline to Authorise — 2 Dec 2015 at 22:00

Kevan Jones MP, North Durham voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria

The majority of MPs voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria

MPs were considering a motion stating:

  • That this House
  • notes that ISIL poses a direct threat to the United Kingdom;
  • welcomes United Nations Security Council Resolution 2249 which determines that ISIL constitutes an ‘unprecedented threat to international peace and security’ and
  • calls on states to take ‘all necessary measures’ to prevent terrorist acts by ISIL and to ‘eradicate the safe haven they have established over significant parts of Iraq and Syria’;
  • further notes the clear legal basis to defend the UK and our allies in accordance with the UN Charter;
  • notes that military action against ISIL is only one component of a broader strategy to bring peace and stability to Syria;
  • welcomes the renewed impetus behind the Vienna talks on a ceasefire and political settlement;
  • welcomes the Government’s continuing commitment to providing humanitarian support to Syrian refugees;
  • underlines the importance of planning for post-conflict stabilisation and reconstruction in Syria;
  • welcomes the Government’s continued determination to cut ISIL’s sources of finance, fighters and weaponsg
  • notes the requests from France, the US and regional allies for UK military assistance;
  • acknowledges the importance of seeking to avoid civilian casualties, using the UK’s particular capabilities;
  • notes the Government will not deploy UK troops in ground combat operations; welcomes the Government’s commitment to provide quarterly progress reports to the House; and accordingly
  • supports Her Majesty’s Government in taking military action, specifically airstrikes, exclusively against ISIL in Syria; and offers its wholehearted support to Her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

The amendment rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:

  • Amendment : (b), leave out from ‘That this House’ to end and add
  • while welcoming the renewed impetus towards peace and reconstruction in Syria, and the Government’s recognition that a comprehensive strategy against Daesh is required, does not believe that the case for the UK’s participation in the ongoing air campaign in Syria by 10 countries has been made under current circumstances, and consequently declines to authorise military action in Syria.

The effect of the rejected amendment would have been to delete the substantive text from the original motion and replace it with that contained in the amendment.

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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 (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con315 (+2 tell) 9098.8%
DUP8 00100.0%
Green0 10100.0%
Independent1 20100.0%
Lab57 139084.8%
LDem6 20100.0%
PC0 2 (+1 tell)0100.0%
SDLP0 30100.0%
SNP0 53 (+1 tell)0100.0%
UKIP1 00100.0%
UUP2 00100.0%
Total:390 211093.9%

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
John BaronBasildon and BillericayCon (front bench)aye
David DavisHaltemprice and HowdenConaye
Philip HolloboneKetteringCon (front bench)aye
Edward LeighGainsboroughCon (front bench)aye
Julian LewisNew Forest EastCon (front bench)aye
Stephen McPartlandStevenageConaye
Andrew TurnerIsle of WightCon (front bench)aye
Andrew TyrieChichesterCon (front bench)aye
Martin VickersCleethorpesCon (front bench)aye
Heidi AlexanderLewisham EastLab (minister)no
Ian AustinDudley NorthLab (minister)no
Adrian BaileyWest Bromwich WestLab (minister)no
Kevin BarronRother ValleyLab (minister)no
Margaret BeckettDerby SouthLab (minister)no
Hilary BennLeeds CentralLab (minister)no
Tom BlenkinsopMiddlesbrough South and East ClevelandLab (minister)no
Ben BradshawExeterLab (minister)no
Chris BryantRhonddaLab (minister)no
Alan CampbellTynemouthLab (minister)no
Jenny ChapmanDarlingtonLab (minister)no
Vernon CoakerGedlingLab (minister)no
Ann CoffeyStockportLabno
Yvette CooperNormanton, Pontefract and CastlefordLabno
Neil CoyleBermondsey and Old SouthwarkLabno
Mary CreaghWakefieldLab (minister)no
Wayne DavidCaerphillyLab (minister)no
Stephen DoughtyCardiff South and PenarthLab (minister)no
Jim DowdLewisham West and PengeLab (minister)no
Michael DugherBarnsley EastLab (minister)no
Angela EagleWallaseyLab (minister)no
Maria EagleGarston and HalewoodLab (minister)no
Louise EllmanLiverpool, RiversideLab (minister)no
Frank FieldBirkenheadLab (minister)no
Jim FitzpatrickPoplar and LimehouseLab (minister)no
Caroline FlintDon ValleyLab (minister)no
Harriet HarmanCamberwell and PeckhamLab (minister)no
Margaret HodgeBarkingLabno
George HowarthKnowsleyLab (minister)no
Tristram HuntStoke-on-Trent CentralLabno
Dan JarvisBarnsley CentralLabno
Alan JohnsonKingston upon Hull West and HessleLabno
Graham JonesHyndburnLabno
Helen JonesWarrington NorthLab (minister)no
Kevan JonesNorth DurhamLab (minister)no
Susan Elan JonesClwyd SouthLab (minister)no
Liz KendallLeicester WestLab (minister)no
Peter KyleHoveLab (minister)no
Chris LeslieNottingham EastLabno
Siobhain McDonaghMitcham and MordenLab (minister)no
Pat McFaddenWolverhampton South EastLab (minister)no
Conor McGinnSt Helens NorthLab (minister)no
Alison McGovernWirral SouthLab (minister)no
Bridget PhillipsonHoughton and Sunderland SouthLab (minister)no
Jamie ReedCopelandLab (minister)no
Steve ReedCroydon NorthLab (minister)no
Emma ReynoldsWolverhampton North EastLab (minister)no
Joan RyanEnfield NorthLabno
Ruth SmeethStoke-on-Trent NorthLab (minister)no
Angela SmithPenistone and StocksbridgeLab (minister)no
John SpellarWarleyLab (minister)no
Gisela StuartBirmingham, EdgbastonLab (minister)no
Gareth ThomasHarrow WestLab (minister)no
Anna TurleyRedcarLab (minister)no
Chuka UmunnaStreathamLab (minister)no
Phil WilsonSedgefieldLab (minister)no
John WoodcockBarrow and FurnessLabno
Norman LambNorth NorfolkLDem (front bench)aye
Mark WilliamsCeredigionLDem (front bench)aye

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