Result of Syria Vote

At 10pm last night the House of Commons voted on two motions. The first was an amendment opposing taking any military action. This was defeated by 390 votes to 211.

The second motion was the motion headed ISIL in Syria ( United Nations Security Council Resolution 2249). This was passed by 397 to 223, a majority of 174 in favour. The members in favour included Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat MP’s.

Normal business resumes today.  The main business is the Second Reading of the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill. This afternoon I will be chairing the first part of the annual fisheries debate in Westminster Hall.

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