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Ruth Kelly

Former Labour MP for Bolton West

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

Ruth Kelly consistently 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.

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

  • On 18 Mar 2003: Ruth Kelly voted against saying that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established, Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Ruth Kelly 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: Ruth Kelly voted against saying the case for military action against Iraq is as yet unproven Show vote
  • On 25 Nov 2002: Ruth Kelly was absent for a vote on Iraq — UN Security Council Resolution 1441 — Second resolution necessary — rejected Show vote

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