|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.
Question 2. The Scottish Parlaiment should call on the UK government to cease the deployment of Trident
Question 3. The Scottish Parliament should support a Nuclear Weapons Convention (a global ban on nuclear weapons).
"The evil of nuclear warfare is indisputable. Storing our own weapons of mass destruction is wrong. Replacing them is wrong and using them would be an abomination. Besides the abhorrent destructive nature of such weapons, the cost is overwhelming, especially at a time when ordinary working people are facing savage cuts to our public services."
Question 4. Are you for or against the construction of new nuclear power stations in Scotland ?
"I have many reasons for not supporting nuclear energy.
"The proliferation of nuclear weapons is inextricably linked to nuclear power through the requirement by both industries for enriched uranium and the generation of plutonium as a by-product of spent nuclear fuel. I have been a long time supporter of a nuclear free world and, in my opinion, this requires a non-nuclear energy policy.
"Nuclear accidents happen and facilities can also be a target for terrorist attacks. After the Glasgow airport incident, I don't think anyone can be of a mind that Scotland is immune from such threats.
"Chernobyl is one tragic example showing us the horrors of an accident with the fall-out still affecting us. The more recent situation in Japan again highlights the dangers.
"Nuclear power produces carcinogenic toxic radioactive waste and no safe solution has yet been found to store it.
"There are many other issues such as the fact that nuclear energy is not carbon emission free, uranium ore will run out therefore it is not sustainable, uranium mining kills workers around the world and it is operated by big business, massively subsidized by the public purse.
"Research has shown increased cancer in children under five living near nuclear power stations and, as a mother, I have particularly strong feelings on the health issues, safety matters and the kind of world we leave to our children."
Member of Cross-Party Group on Nuclear Disarmament