Statement on Trident renewal

Posted on: 28th January 2015

A number of constituents have asked me how I voted on Trident renewal last week (20/1/2015). I voted for the motion – “That this House believes that Trident should NOT be renewed” ( ). Both the Tories and Labour voted in favour of renewing Trident. I believe there are better ways of spending up to £100 billion of public money. Trident contributes nothing to the defence of the UK against most of its primary threats and I cannot envisage any circumstances in which we could ever justify using it.