The MP for Louth and Horncastle, Sir Peter Tapsell, was one of 285 Members of Parliament who voted against the use of military action by the UK in Syria.
Prime Minister David Cameron recalled MPs from their summer holidays for the vote in Parliament after an alleged chemical weapons attack in the Syrian capital of Damascus by President Bashar al-Assad’s government.
The government’s motion was in support of military action in Syria if backed by evidence from United Nations weapons inspectors who are currently in the Middle East.
The motion, however, was defeated by 285-272, ruling out the possibility of joining strikes led by the United States.
Sir Peter, the Father of the House, has not yet issued on a statement on his decision to vote against the motion.