Derek Twigg

MP, Halton

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Halton 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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Derek Twigg generally 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 25 Nov 2002: Derek Twigg 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
  • On 26 Feb 2003: Derek Twigg voted against saying the case for military action against Iraq is as yet unproven Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Derek Twigg voted against saying that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established, Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Derek Twigg 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 9 Sep 2010: Derek Twigg voted to support the continued deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan. Show vote
  • On 21 Mar 2011: Derek Twigg voted to support the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya. Show vote
  • On 29 Aug 2013: Derek Twigg voted to require 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: Derek Twigg 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: Derek Twigg voted for UK air strikes in Iraq to support Iraqi forces' efforts against ISIL. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Derek Twigg was absent for a vote on UK Airstrikes Against ISIL in Syria — Decline to Authorise Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Derek Twigg voted against UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote

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