Jeremy Corbyn

Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition

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Islington North Labour

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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Jeremy Corbyn consistently voted 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 25 Nov 2002: Jeremy Corbyn voted in favour of requiring the support of the UN Security Council and the support of a vote of MPs in the House of Commons before the commitment of UK forces to military action in Iraq. Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2003: Jeremy Corbyn voted to say the case for military action against Iraq is as yet unproven Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Jeremy Corbyn voted to say that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established, Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Jeremy Corbyn 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 9 Sep 2010: Jeremy Corbyn voted against the continued deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan. Show vote
  • On 21 Mar 2011: Jeremy Corbyn voted against the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya. Show vote
  • On 29 Aug 2013: Jeremy Corbyn was absent for a vote on Syria and the Use of Chemical Weapons Show vote
  • On 29 Aug 2013: Jeremy Corbyn voted against a motion stating 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 26 Sep 2014: Jeremy Corbyn acted as teller for a vote on UK Air Strikes Against ISIL in Iraq Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Jeremy Corbyn voted to decline to authorise UK military action in Syria. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Jeremy Corbyn voted against UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote

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