Stephen has tonight voted against air strikes on Syria. The vote came after a 10 hour debate in the House of Commons. 

Speaking afterwards, Stephen said: "There was a good initial case for expanding the military action against Daesh.  However, listening carefully in the long debate, I became increasingly concerned that the Government did not have answers to key questions being raised - particularly about what would happen in Raqqa after bombing.  I was also dismayed by the Prime Minister's ill-judged name calling, and refusal to apologise.  At the end, I concluded that the Government had not made its case."

MPs voted 397 to 223 in favour of the strikes following the all-day debate.

AuthorStephen Timms