John Cryer

Labour MP for Leyton and Wanstead


Iraq War

A number of votes were held on if United Kingdom should take part in the US invasion of Iraq which began in March 2003.

Photo: UK Ministry of Defence

John Cryer consistently voted against the Iraq war

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All votes about the Iraq war:

  • On 18 Mar 2003: John Cryer voted to say that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established, Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: John Cryer 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: John Cryer voted to say the case for military action against Iraq is as yet unproven Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2003: John Cryer voted against endorsing UN Security Council resolution 1441 giving Iraq a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations. Show vote
  • On 25 Nov 2002: John Cryer was absent for a vote on Iraq — UN Security Council Resolution 1441 — Second resolution necessary — rejected Show vote
  • On 24 Sep 2002: John Cryer voted technically against the House of Commons adjourning, this this vote was in the context of a debate on Iraq and weapons of mass destruction and some have interpreted it as a vote against military action in Iraq. Show vote

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