Deeside MP Mark Tami “not against” military action in Syria but will vote against the use of air strikes
Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami has said he will vote against extending air strikes against Islamic State militants to Syria.
Prime minister David Cameron has said carrying out air strikes in Syria will “make us safer” Cameron has also told Tory backbench MPs not to side with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and “a bunch of terrorist sympathisers” ahead of today’s vote on UK air strikes in Syria.
MPs previously approved air strikes on Islamic State militants in Iraq, the Cabinet endorsed the PM’s proposal to debate and vote on the issue in what will be a marathon session today, Wednesday December 2.
Mr Corbyn gave the go-ahead for a free vote to opposition MPs after threats of mass resignations from his shadow cabinet.
Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami took to twitter, in an update which has been retweeted 120 times, saying:
“After careful deliberation I have decided I will be voting against air-strikes in Syria”
Mr Tami added:
“Although I’m not not in principle against military action, I just feel a viable justification for strikes has not yet been presented”
Up to 50 Labour MPs – including shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn – are expected to back bombing raids, so far 14 Welsh MP’s have said they will be voting against air strike proposals, they are:
Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West), Jo Stevens (Cardiff Central), Carolyn Harris (Swansea East), Stephen Kinnock (Aberavon), Paul Flynn (Newport West), Nia Griffith (Llanelli), Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore), Mark Tami (Alyn andDeeside) Albert Owen (Ynys Môn) Nick Thomas-Symonds (Torfaen), Owen Smith (Pontypridd) and Gerald Jones (Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney), Madeleine Moon (Bridgend) Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com