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Malcolm Chisholm

Opposed to renewing Trident and voted to show this..He resigned as a Minister to vote against Trident in December 2006; Against new nuclear power stations.
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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

Trident debate 14 June 2007

Voted for motion which opposed Trident replacement

Made a speech and pointed out that

"the alliance against the renewal of Trident and in favour of nuclear disarmament is bigger and wider than at any point since the second world war."

Also supported Elaine Smith's amendment which was not accepted for debate.

Views on nuclear weapons:

Replied to survey in November 2006 saying he was opposed to the upgrading or replacement of the Trident.

On 8 December 2006 said he told BBC TV - "I just think in the new world, we don't actually need this kind of weapon. .. I think we ought to try and get rid of the weapons we have through multi-lateral disarmament rather than encouraging proliferation through new investment in armaments."

Trident debate 21 December 2006
Abstained on Labour amendment, voted for SNP amendment, but voted against Lib Dem amendment
Trident debate September 2006:
Voted against SNP motion (which opposed Trident replacement) and for Labour amendment

Trident debate May 2006:

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

Supported the following other motions on nuclear weapons::
S3M-03240: Generals Say Trident Completely Useless
Constituency in 2007/2011 Parliament - Edinburgh North & Leith