22nd Oct, 2017

MP Nadhim Zahawi votes for Syrian air strikes

Stratford Editorial 2nd Dec, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

MP Nadhim Zahawi voted in favour UK taking military action in Syria.

Soon after the resounding vote in favour of air strikes against so-called Islamic State targets in Syria, RAF Tornado jets had taken off from their base in Cyprus to carry out their first mission.

MPs yesterday voted by 397 votes to 223 for UK action after a ten-hour Commons debate.

It is the second time the Stratford MP has voted in favour of action, after agreeing with a Government motion in 2013 which called for airstrikes in Syria. The motion was defeated by 285 to 272 votes.

The UK has joined other countries including France, the US and Russia in bombing IS targets.

Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright – who is also Attorney General and will have been advising the government of the legality of the planned strikes – also voted for military action in Syria.

And Warwick and Leamington MP Chris White also back the air strikes.

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