Find out how your MP voted over air strikes in Syria

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MPs voted last night as to whether the UK should join air strikes against so-called Islamic State militants in Syria.

The government motion was passed 397 to 223 after a 10-hour debate in the House of Commons.

Shadow Foreign Secretary and Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn made history of his own last night after receiving a standing ovation for what is tipped to be one of the ‘truly great speeches’ ever heard in the House of Commons.

Mr Benn paid tribute to anti-strikes Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, but said the country was now faced with a threat from ‘fascists’ and UN backing made it imperative to act.

Of his party, he said: “We never have and we never should walk by on the other side of the road.”

Prime Minister David Cameron has said MPs took the “right decision to keep the UK safe” after they overwhelmingly backed air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Syria.

Defence officials confirmed that two RAF Tornado jets, which carry a range of munitions including Paveway IV guided bombs and precision guided Brimstone missiles, took off from the Akrotiri base in Cyprus, but refused to be drawn on the details of their mission.

Here’s how MPs from the region voted:

In favour of the motion

Hilary Benn (Leeds Central, Lab)

Stuart Andrew (Pudsey, Cons)

Andrea Jenkyns (Morley & Outwood, Cons)

Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West, Lib Dem)

Yvette Cooper (Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford, Lab)

Mary Creagh (Wakefield, Lab)

Alec Shelbrooke (Elmet & Rothwell, Cons)

Against the motion

Richard Burgon (Leeds East, Lab)

Rachel Reeves (Leeds West, Lab)

Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East, Lab)

Jon Trickett (Hemsworth, Lab)

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