Lancashire’s MPs were divided in the vote on possible military action against the Syrian government to deter the use of chemical weapons.
The Prime Minister David Cameron said he would respect the defeat of a government motion by 285-272, ruling out joining US-led strikes, in the House of Commons.
Conservative MPs including South Ribble’s Lorraine Fullbrook, Eric Ollerenshaw, the MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, and Preston North and Wyre’s MP, Ben Wallace, voted in favour of the possibility of military intervention.
Preston’s Labour MP Mark Hendrick voted against the motion, while West Lancashire’s Labour MP, Rosie Cooper was unable to attend due to a family illness.
Ribble Valley Conservative MP Nigel Evans and Chorley’s Labour MP Lindsay Hoyle were ineligible to vote due to their roles as Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
The call for a military response in Syria followed a suspected chemical weapons attack on August 21, in which hundreds of people are reported to have died.