MPs vote in support of air strikes in Syria

MPs have voted in favour of air strikes in Syria following an ten hour debate. 66 Labour MPs sided with the Government with the final result being 397 votes in support of air strikes and 223 votes against.

Hilary Benn, the Shadow Foreign Secretary, spoke in favour of air strikes, against the policy of the Labour Party’s leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Speeches during the debate included the following:

Margaret Beckett

Hilary Benn

Liam Byrne

Yvette Cooper

Mary Creagh

Tim Farron

Paul Flynn

Liam Fox

Cheryl Gillan

Dominic Grieve

James Heappey

Gerald Howarth

Dan Jarvis

Alan Johnson

Gerald Kaufman

Caroline Lucas

Daniel Poulter

Caroline Spelman

Gisela Stuart

Stephen Twigg

Hywel Williams