Prime minister given backing to extend air strikes to Syria - how did your MP vote?
PUBLISHED: 23:18 02 December 2015 | UPDATED: 09:49 03 December 2015
Air strikes on Syria are set to be extended after David Cameron won the backing of the House of Commons, see how MPs representing Suffolk and Essex voted here.
West Suffolk MP Matthew Hancock FOR
“The choice is no whether we tackle Daesh but whether we tackle them now, in Syria, or wait and hope we can continue to foil their attempts to attack us here.”
South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge FOR
“So that the RAF can extend the action already undertaken against Isil in Iraq to the country where their command centre is located.”
Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill FOR
“Having visited RAF Akrotiri from where we currently deploy aircrafts into Iraq, my decision to support intervention into Syria is a tactical extension of an already active and effective defence strategy.”
Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dan Poulter FOR
“The question of whether Isis prsents a threat to our national security is clearly yes, and if we have a threat it is in the interests of my constituent to deal with that threat.”
Ipswich MP Ben Gummer FOR
“I’m in favour of supporting our allies and defeating manifest evil.”
Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey FOR
“I support our allies in deployment of the strategic plan to remove Daesh through diplomatic, humanitarian and military action.”
Waveney MP Peter Aldous FOR
“Isis poses a very direct threat to the UK and British air strikes in Syria can play a vital role in reducing this.”
Witham MP Priti Patel FOR
“We cannot stand by and ignore the threat of ISIL in the territory they occupy in Iraq and Syria. To do so could put this country at risk and would be irresponsible”
Harwich MP Bernard Jenkin FOR
“Our planes are already striking Isil in next door Iraq. It is illogical to ban our military from pursuing Isil in Syria.”
Colchester MP Will Quince FOR
“What it came down to for me was whether the cost of action was higher than the cost of inaction. For me it wasn’t. It was with a heavy heart and it was an on balance decision.”
Braintree MP James Cleverly FOR
“We must confront Daesh wherever they are and then work to build a lasting stability in the area.”
Clacton MP Douglas Carswell FOR
“Our national security is threatened. I listened to officials from the National Security Council and cannot ignore what they told me”.
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