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Redbridge MPs vote along party lines on Syria
MPs in Redbridge voted along party lines in last night's Commons vote on military intervention in Syria.
Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a shock defeat when MPs defeated a government motion by 285 votes to 272 over British intervention in the war-torn country.
Conservatives Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Chingford and Woodford, and Lee Scott, MP for Ilford North, voted in favour.
But Mike Gapes, Labour MP for Ilford South, voted against.
Leyton and Wanstead Labour MP John Cryer was absent.
The motion said the UK "deplores" the alleged use of chemical weapons by Syria's ruling Assad regime and "agrees that a strong humanitarian response is required from the international community and that this may, if necessary, require military action".
The government has indicated that Britain will not now be involved in any potential military action in Syria as a result of the vote.
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