How Jeremy Corbyn Has Voted On Defence
With the 2017 General Election resulting in a hung Parliament and Labour gaining 29 seats, what could that mean for defence?

We have taken a look at how Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has voted on defence issues in the past. 
 
 
Armed Forces Covenant
 
Mr Corbyn generally voted for strengthening the Military Covenant, voting for a legally binding Military Covenant set out in law in 2011.
 
Later in the same year he voted to require public bodies and minsters to consider the effects of people's service in the armed forces when setting healthcare, education and housing policy and to consider if special provisions for current, and former, service personnel are justified.
 
 
2003 Invasion Of Iraq
 
Jeremy Corbyn consistently voted against the Iraq war, and mostly voted for an investigation into the conflict, however missed a couple of votes in 2003.
 
 
Overseas Combat
 
Jeremy Corbyn consistently voted against use of UK military forces in combat operations overseas.
 
He has consistently voted against military action against Daesh.
 
Jeremy Corbyn voted against the continued deployment of UK armed forces in Afghanistan in 2010.
 
He also voted against the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya in 2011.
 
 
 

Trident & Other

Jeremy Corbyn generally voted against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons system.

On 18 July 2016 Jeremy Corbyn voted against replacing the four Trident nuclear missile submarines; the proposal for replacement was intended to maintain the UK's continuous at sea nuclear deterrent.

The Labour leader almost always voted against Labour's anti-terrorism laws.

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