How Corbyn, May and Farron voted on foreign policy

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Do their actions speak louder than words?

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Friday 26 May 2017 12:21 UTC
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The UK election campaign resumed on Friday, with foreign policy taking centre stage.

Middle East Eye looks at how the Conservative's Theresa May, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn and the Liberal Democrats' Tim Farron have voted on crucial issues related to foreign policy in the Middle East over the past few years.

LIBYA



In 2012, a girl walks past what was once a house for four families, destroyed a year earlier in a NATO attack, in Tripoli's Arada neighbourhood (AFP)

2011: To support the establishment of a no-fly zone in Libya

Theresa May voted for

Tim Farron voted for

Jeremy Corbyn voted against


SYRIA



A UN arms expert collects samples in Damascus' eastern Ghouta suburb, where a chemical weapons attack crossed US President Barack Obama’s “red line” (AFP)

2013: To authorise possible use of military force against Syria

Theresa May voted for

Tim Farron did not vote

Jeremy Corbyn voted against

2015: To support UK air strikes against IS in Syria

Theresa May voted for

Tim Farron voted for

Jeremy Corbyn voted against


IRAQ



An Iraqi army helicopter fires towards an IS target near Mosul (AFP)

2014: For UK air strikes in Iraq to support Iraqi forces' efforts against IS

Theresa May voted for

Tim Farron voted for

Jeremy Corbyn acted as teller for the vote

2003: The government should use all means necessary to ensure the disarmament of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction leading to the UK joining the US invasion of Iraq two days later

Theresa May voted for

Jeremy Corbyn voted against

Tim Farron was not an MP at the time