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Bill Kidd

Opposed to Trident and nuclear power
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Member of Scottish CND Executive and Scottish representative on the Coundil of the international network, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non proliferation and Disarmament.

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

"Scotland has a chance to lead the way in nuclear disarmament with the majority of our politicians joining the majority of our citizens in calling the abandonment of the replacement of Trident and for the ending of its deployment on the Clyde, also for the Scottish Parliament to support a Nuclear Weapons Convention as part of UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon's Five-Point-Plan for a World free of nuclear weapons."

"Scotland is capable of being a powerhouse for renewable energy sources in Europe and as nuclear power has been shown, sadly again in Japan, to be both potentially dangerous and environmentally irresponsible we should be concentrating our energies and scientific resources on developing renewables for our and other peoples future needs."


Trident debate 14 June 2007

Voted for motion which opposed the renewal of Trident

Made a speech opening with the words - "It is a pleasure and an honour to deliver my first speech in Parliament on what I believe will be an historic day—a day on which we hammer the first nail in the coffin of the British Government's weapons of mass destruction programme."

Views on nuclear weapons:
Trident debate 21 December 2006
Only elected in May 2007
Trident debate September 2006:
Only elected in May 2007

Trident debate May 2006:

Only elected in May 2007

Supported the following other motions on nuclear weapons::

S3M-01748: Support for Scottish CND from James

Moved motion S3M-02202: Nuclear Weapons Planning Application.

Moved motion S3M-02284: Nuclear "Popcorning"

Moved motion S3M-2349: UK Government in Breach of Non-Proliferation Agreements.

Moved motion S3M-02360: No to Privatisation of Nuclear Weapons

Moved motion S3M-02716: Secrecy Over Real Nuclear Threat Revealed

S3M-02737: A Budget for Peace not War

Moved motion S3M-03240: Generals Say Trident Completely Useless

Moved motion S3M-03288: Aiming for a Nuclear-free World and a Nuclear-free Scotland

Moved motion S3M-03347: UK Close to Scrapping Nuclear Weapons

Constituency in 2007/2011 Parliament - Glasgow Region