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Today's Debate on Syrian Airstrikes

Ahead of the debate on authorisation of air strikes against Daesh in Syria today I wanted to take the opportunity to share my position with you.

I intend to vote against the government’s motion today and have signed a cross party amendment which declines to authorise UK military action in Syria.

I outlined my reasons for doing so in a speech in the House of Commons on Monday, which you can watch here:

Alternatively you can read the text here: (scroll down to column 55).

I have also written an article on the Evening Times website today, which can be read here:

The decision on whether or not take part in military action is an incredibly serious one.

I have spent the last three weeks – knowing that a vote would be likely - poring over information from the House of Commons Library, the government and other external briefings so that I can make an informed decision.

I have, of course, also taken account of the views of the many constituents who have contacted me – for which I am extremely thankful.

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