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Find if your MP voted for war in Iraq as Chilcot report unveiled

After a 13-year wait, the Chilcot inquiry looking into the UK's invasion of Iraq has been released. But how did your MP vote at the time?

The long-awaited Chilcot report was released on Wednesday (July 6) morning, examining the decision to invade Iraq, but what did your MP choose to decide at the time on the war?

As Tony Blair, the then Labour Prime Minister, finished speaking at 10pm, hundreds of members trooped through two wood-panelled corridors for two decisions on March 18 2003, which set off a chain reaction across the Middle East.

The Iraq Inquiry, set up in 2009 and chaired by Sir John Chilcot, was tasked with looking at the decision-making that led to the invasion.

With the Chilcot report finally studying what happened, who voted which way?

Despite suffering the biggest hit to their legacies, it was Labour MPs who defied the government in far greater numbers.

How did the voting work?

There were two votes in the historic debate.

The first vote was a rebel amendment saying the case for war had "not yet been established" and it failed by 217 votes to 396.

The second vote was the main government motion, to use "all means necessary to ensure the disarmament of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction".

It passed by a more comfortable 412 votes to 149.

But some of the Labour MPs who registered their opposition to war using the amendment then abstained on the main vote.

Some MPs abstain because they are ill or unavailable, arranging a 'partner' in the opposite party to abstain too.

Just two Tories, including west London's John Randall, voted against that final motion compared to 84 MPs from Labour and 52 of the 53 Lib Dem MPs at the time.

The SNP 's three members all voted against, as did Plaid Cymru. The DUP and UUP in Northern Ireland voted for the war.

Meanwhile, Tory leadership challengers Theresa May and Liam Fox voted for war.

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