July 18, 2016, 10:25 pmUpdated: July 18, 2016, 10:26 pm
MPs have voted in favour of renewing the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system by 472 votes to 117.
A House of Commons vote took place earlier tonight on whether to support the UK Government’s proposal to replace the UK’s current fleet of Vanguard class submarines with four new Successor-class boats.
All bar one of Scotland’s MPs – Secretary State for Scotland David Mundell – intended to vote against the motion.
Moray MP and SNP Westminster group leader Angus Robertson led the opposition to renewing the nuclear deterrent, with the other 53 SNP MPs voting against.
Labour MP Ian Murray also intended to troop through the lobby against renewing Trident, as did Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael.
Mr Mundell voted with his government who easily won support for renewing the nuclear deterrent in the free vote.