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free vote

n
(Parliamentary Procedure) chiefly Brit a parliamentary division in which members are not constrained by a party whip
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I asked them if they supposed a nation of people ever existed, who, with a free vote in every man's hand, would elect that a single family and its descendants should reign over it forever, whether gifted or boobies, to the exclusion of all other families -- including the voter's; and would also elect that a certain hundred families should be raised to dizzy summits of rank, and clothed on with offensive trans- missible glories and privileges to the exclusion of the rest of the nation's families -- INCLUDING HIS OWN.
JEREMY CORBYN'S decision to grant a free vote to Labour MPs on bombing Islamic State in Syria has been condemned as "deplorable" by the peace campaign he used to chair.
Jeremy Corbyn was right to give Labour MPs a free vote on air strikes against IS.
The Labour leader, who gave his MPs a free vote on today's debate on whether to bomb Isis in Syria, was praised by reader Katie Morag.
THE prospect of Britain joining the fight against ISIL in Syria looks more likely after Labour's Shadow Cabinet decided to give its MPs a free vote on the issue.
LABOUR MPs are to be granted a free vote on air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Syria, the party has confirmed.
The leader again refused to commit to offering a free vote to his MPs as he delivered an impassioned critique of David Cameron's case for attacking Islamic State in its heartlands.
JEREMY Corbyn will be forced to let his Labour MPs have a free vote on Syrian air strikes tomorrow.
Jeremy Corbyn will tomorrow be forced to agree to a free vote by Labour MPs on Syrian air strikes, leading politicians said yesterday.
Prime Minister David Cameron had said he was relaxed about the vote and offered Tory backbenchers and unpaid government aides a free vote.
He added: "This is not a rebellion, this is a free vote.
He went on: "It is our clear intention to have a free vote but we need to choose an appropriate moment.