MPs to vote today on Syrian Air Strikes


MPs will vote today on whether to support air strikes in Syria. There will be a ten hour debate in the House of Commons before the vote takes place.

David Cameron, the Prime Minister, is in support of air strikes whilst Jeremy Corbyn, the Leader of the Opposition, opposes them. There will though be a free vote in both the Conservative and Labour Party to allow MPs to vote with their conscience.

An estimated 40-60 Labour MPs are expected to support the Government’s proposals, as are the Liberal Democrats. Around 10-20 Conservative MPs are though expected not to support air strikes and the SNP are also opposing them.