GLOUCESTERSHIRE MPs voted comprehensively in favour of Prime Minister, David Cameron's defeated bid to intervene in Syria.
A total of 39 MPs from the coalition parties, voted against it the motion to "provide a strong humanitarian response", including military action, which narrowly scuppered the premier's plans to support intervention in the wake of the confirmed use of chemical weapons in the country.
However conservatives Richard Graham, MP for Gloucester; Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, MP for Cotswolds; Neil Carmichael, MP for Stroud; Mark Harper MP for the Forest of Dean, Laurence Robertson; MP for Tewkesbury and Liberal Democrat MP for Cheltenham, Martin Horwood all came out in favour of action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government to deter the use of chemical weapons.
David Cameron said he would respect the defeat of a government motion by 285 to 272, ruling out joining US-led strikes.
The US said it would "continue to consult" with the UK, "one of our closest allies and friends".