Vincent Cable

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Twickenham

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Use of UK Military Forces In Combat Abroad

There have been votes in Parliament on the use of UK Military Forces in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

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Vincent Cable voted a mixture of for and against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas:

  • On 26 Sep 2014: Vincent Cable voted for UK air strikes in Iraq to support Iraqi forces' efforts against ISIL. Show vote
  • On 29 Aug 2013: Vincent Cable voted against requiring conditions be fulfilled, including a vote of the UN Security Council before any military action involving UK forces in response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. Show vote
  • On 29 Aug 2013: Vincent Cable voted to agree a strong humanitarian response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria was required from the international community that may, if necessary, require military action. Show vote
  • On 21 Mar 2011: Vincent Cable voted to support the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya. Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2010: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on UK Armed Forces in Afghanistan (Backbench Business) Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Vincent Cable voted to say that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established, Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Vincent Cable voted against a motion stating the Government should use all means necessary to ensure the disarmament of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Support for the motion by the majority of MPs led to the UK joining the US invasion of Iraq two days later. Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2003: Vincent Cable voted to say the case for military action against Iraq is as yet unproven Show vote
  • On 25 Nov 2002: Vincent Cable was absent for a vote on Iraq — UN Security Council Resolution 1441 — Second resolution necessary — rejected Show vote

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