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  MSP for Midlothian South, Tweedale & Lauderdale  


Christine Grahame

Opposed to Trident
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- say what you think about the Government's plans for nuclear weapons in Scotland. If you include your postal address then you should get a reply.
Replied to survey in 2011:

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 Parliament 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

"The SNP has a long and proud history of opposing nuclear weapons of mass destruction and nuclear power generation in Scotland and beyond. The continued presence of these immoral weapons in Scotland highlights the foreign policy hypocrisy of the UK Government who have supported wars and foreign invasions based on false pretexts.

“I have no doubt that an independent Scotland would ensure the end of these horrific weapons and the money used to maintain them instead invested in health, education, housing and ending the scandal of poverty which is a blight on our entire community.”

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 She was opposed to the upgrading or replacing of Trident and said "Nuclear weapons are aphorrent. It is impossible to support the logic of prohibiting other nations from developing nuclear capaqcity while the UK Government retains them. An Independent Scotland would lead by example and be a Nuclear free zone"
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:

Did not vote

Supported the following other motions on nuclear weapons::
Scotlands Long Walk for Peace - Kane
Trident Renewal Debate
Renewal of Trident
Constituency in 2007/2011 Parliament - South of Scotland Region