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Stewart Maxwell

Opposed to Trident replacement
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Response to 2011 election survey:

Question 1. The Scottish Parliament should continue to call on the UK government not to go ahead with the current proposal to replace Trident.
- Yes

Question 2. The Scottish Parlaiment should call on the UK government to cease the deployment of Trident
- Yes

Question 3. The Scottish Parliament should support a Nuclear Weapons Convention (a global ban on nuclear weapons).
- Yes

Question 4. Are you for or against the construction of new nuclear power stations in Scotland ?
- Against

"I am sure if the power over Scotland's defence rested with the Scottish Parliament that we would rid ourselves of these Weapons of Mass Destruction."

"I can confirm that I am 100% against the building of nuclear power stations in Scotland. We don't need them and we don't want them."

Trident debate 14 June 2007
Voted for motion which opposed the renewal of Trident
Views on nuclear weapons:

Replied to survey in November 2006 saying he is opposed to the upgrading or replacing of Trident and said "Scotland needs to rid itself of these WMD's. It is clear that no UK Government will get rid of these immoral weapons. Only an Independent Scotland will be able to eliminate all Nuclear weapons from our soil, sea and air"

Replied to survey in June 2005 saying he was opposed to Trident replacement and said "Nuclear weapons have no place in a modern Scotland and we should rid ourselves of these WMDs as soon as possible rather than wasting billions replacing them"

Trident debate 21 December 2006
Voted for SNP motion and for Lib Dem amendment opposing Government plans to replace Trident
Trident debate September 2006:
Voted for SNP motion (opposing Trident replacement) and for Green amendment (diversification)

Trident debate May 2006:

Voted for Green motion (opposing Trident replacement) and for SNP amendment

Supported the following other motions on nuclear weapons::
Motions supporting Scotland's Long Walk for Peace from Rosie Kane and Frances Curran; motion supporting Faslane 365
Constituency in 2007/2011 Parliament -