Norman Lamb

MP, North Norfolk

Profile photo: © Parliament (CC-BY 3.0)
North Norfolk Liberal Democrat

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

Norman Lamb generally voted against 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: Norman Lamb voted in favour of 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: Norman Lamb voted to say the case for military action against Iraq is as yet unproven Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Norman Lamb voted to say that the case for war against Iraq has not yet been established, Show vote
  • On 18 Mar 2003: Norman Lamb 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 9 Sep 2010: Norman Lamb was absent for a vote on UK Armed Forces in Afghanistan (Backbench Business) Show vote
  • On 21 Mar 2011: Norman Lamb voted to support the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya. Show vote
  • On 29 Aug 2013: Norman Lamb 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: Norman Lamb voted to agree 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: Norman Lamb voted for UK air strikes in Iraq to support Iraqi forces' efforts against ISIL. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Norman Lamb voted to decline to authorise UK military action in Syria. Show vote
  • On 2 Dec 2015: Norman Lamb voted against UK airstrikes against ISIL in Syria Show vote

Note for journalists and researchers: The data on this page may be used freely, on condition that TheyWorkForYou.com is cited as the source.

For an explanation of the vote descriptions please see the FAQ entries on vote descriptions and how the voting record is decided