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Michael McMahon

Abstained in key vote in June 2007; Has said he is opposed to Trident renewal, but has led Labour move to prevent the Parliament taking a stand on this. Has argued for nuclear power.
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During a debate on nuclear power in the Scottish parliament on 17 January 2008 he said: "nuclear power is a large-scale, cost-effective energy source that is proven to reduce carbon emissions". He also said we should ensure that future energy demand could be met be "a balanced programme of renewable energy sources, which could include nuclear power".
Trident debate 14 June 2007
Abstained on motion to oppose the renewal of Trident
Views on nuclear weapons:
Replied to survey in November 2006 saying he was opposed to the upgrading or replacing of Trident and said "Although I have no vote on the ultimate decision I will always argue that nuclear missiles are immoral and that we should be working towards their removal rather the renewal"
Trident debate 21 December 2006

Voted against an SNP motion and a Lib Dem amendment. Both called on the UK Government not to go ahead at this time with the proposal to replace Trident.

By voting this way he prevented the Parliament from taking a stand against Tony Blair's plan to replace Trident submarines in 2024 and to keep nuclear weapons in Scotland until 2055.

Trident debate September 2006:
Voted against SNP motion (which opposed Trident replacement) and for Labour amendment. Spoke in support of Labour motion.

Trident debate May 2006:

Voted against Green motion (which opposed Trident replacement) and for Labour amendment

Supported the following other motions on nuclear weapons::
Trident Renewal Debate
Constituency in 2007/2011 Parliament - Hamilton North & Bellshill