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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

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Syria: How Cumbria's MPs voted

Both of west Cumbria’s MPs voted against British military involvement in Syria in last night’s crucial Commons vote.

A government motion to support military action – subject to UN weapons’ inspectors confirming claims that the regime had used chemical weapons against civilians – was defeated by 285 to 272.

Workington MP Sir Tony Cunningham and Copeland MP Jamie Reed voted against military intervention.

The county’s other Labour MP, John Woodcock in Barrow, did not vote and neither did Penrith and the Border Tory Rory Stewart nor Westmorland and Lonsdale Liberal Democrat Tim Farron.

John Stevenson, the Conservative MP for Carlisle, was the only one of the county’s six MPs to support the Government.

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