Gavin Strang

Former Labour MP for Edinburgh East

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

Gavin Strang consistently voted against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas

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Major votes

  • On 18 Mar 2003: Gavin Strang voted to say that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established, Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Gavin Strang 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

Minor votes

  • On 26 Feb 2003: Gavin Strang voted to say the case for military action against Iraq is as yet unproven Show vote
  • On 25 Nov 2002: Gavin Strang 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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