MP votes in favour of Iraq air strikes against extremists
MP has voted in support of military action in Iraq against Islamic
a seven-hour debate in the House of Comomons on Friday (September
26th), MPs voted for military action by 524 votes to 43 - and
Tessa Munt was among those in favour of air strikes.
said she supports British air strikes to halt the spread of the
ISIS extremists in the country.
government's motion proposing air strikes was carried after being
backed by the Labour opposition despite being opposed by six Conservatives,
one Liberal Democrat, and 23 Labour MPs.
Minister David Cameron told MPs that intervention at the request
of the Iraqi government was "morally justified" to combat
a "brutal terrorist organisation" and was clearly lawful.
PM said he believed military action would be lawful on the grounds
of intervening to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe, and of protecting
Iraq from attacks being launched from Syria.
said Britain had a clear "duty" to join the campaign,
saying IS was a direct threat to the UK and he is not prepared
to "subcontract" the protection of British streets from
terrorism to other countries' air forces.
won support from Labour leader Ed Miliband who said inaction would
lead to "more killing" in Iraq, large swathes of which
are controlled by Islamic State.