Jim Fitzpatrick

Former Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse

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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.

Photo: UK Ministry of Defence

Jim Fitzpatrick almost always voted for 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.

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

  • On 2 Dec 2015: Jim Fitzpatrick voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Jim Fitzpatrick voted to support UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote
  • On 26 Sep 2014: Jim Fitzpatrick was absent for a vote on UK Air Strikes Against ISIL in Iraq Show vote
  • On 29 Aug 2013: Jim Fitzpatrick 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: Jim Fitzpatrick 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 21 Mar 2011: Jim Fitzpatrick voted to support the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya. Show vote
  • On 9 Sep 2010: Jim Fitzpatrick voted to support the continued deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan. Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Jim Fitzpatrick voted against saying that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established, Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Jim Fitzpatrick voted that the Government should use all means necessary to ensure the disarmament of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction leading to the UK joining the US invasion of Iraq two days later. Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2003: Jim Fitzpatrick acted as teller for a vote on Iraq — Case for war is unproven — rejected Show vote
  • On 25 Nov 2002: Jim Fitzpatrick voted against 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

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