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A sole Tory MP joins the 15 MPs voting to oppose military action in Libya

By Jonathan Isaby

It came as no surprise that Basildon and Billericay MP John Baron voted against the motion supporting the UN-backed action in Libya, given this article he wrote for ConHome yesterday morning.

Mr Baron aside, 14 other MPs voted against the motion (all Labour unless indicated):

  • Graham Allen
  • Ronnie Campbell
  • Katy Clark
  • Jeremy Corbyn
  • Mark Durkan (SDLP)
  • Barry Gardiner
  • Roger Godsiff
  • Caroline Lucas (Green)
  • John McDonnell
  • Yasmin Qureshi 
  • Linda Riordan
  • Margaret Ritchie (SDLP)
  • Dennis Skinner
  • Mike Wood

All Conservative MPs voted for the motion apart from the following who abstained - although it is impossible to differentiate between anyone who may have wanted to register an abstention and those who were unavoidably absent from the division:

  • Gregory Barker
  • Henry Bellingham
  • Peter Bone
  • Conor Burns*
  • Douglas Carswell
  • Oliver Colvile*
  • Alan Duncan
  • Gerald Howarth
  • Edward Leigh
  • Charlotte Leslie
  • David Lidington
  • Peter Lilley
  • Jack Lopresti*
  • Stephen McPartland
  • Jesse Norman
  • Owen Paterson*
  • Mark Reckless
  • John Redwood
  • Laurence Robertson*
  • Mel Stride*
  • Hugo Swire*
  • Martin Vickers
  • Gavin Williamson*
  • Tim Yeo

Tim summarised David Cameron's speech opening the debate yesterday here.

4pm update: The 8 asterisked* MPs are ministers and aides from the Northern Ireland Office along with members of the NIO departmental select committee who were all on parliamentary business in Northern Ireland last night.


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