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Nicola Sturgeon

.Opposed to Trident and new nuclear power stations
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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.
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 completely committed to ridding Scotland of nuclear weapons, as is my party. Nuclear weapons are immoral, illegal and, at a time of financial restraint, they represent an obscene waste of money.

"The Scottish Government has made very clear its opposition to the use, threat of use and possession of nuclear weapons and to the UK Government's commitment to replace the Trident system.

"This position reflects majority opinion in this country. Opinion polls have repeatedly shown that a majority of Scots are opposed to nuclear weapons. A majority of Scottish MPs voted against the replacement of Trident A majority of MPSs voted against the replacement of Trident.

"Yet, under the devolution settlement, the Scottish Parliament has no power to decide whether or not nuclear weapons are based in our territory.

"This reinforces the need for Scotland to become a normal independent nation with the power to take decisive action on matters like this, which affect us so closely."

Trident debate 14 June 2007
Voted for motion which opposed Trident replacement
Views on nuclear weapons:
Replied to survey in November 2006 saying she was opposed to the upgrading or replacing of Trident
Trident debate 21 December 2006

Led debate and voted for SNP motion and for Lib Dem amendment opposing Government plans to replace Trident. Speech

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::
Trident Renewal Debate

Nicola Sturgeon speaking in Glasgow during Scotland's Long Walk for Peace

Constituency in 2007/2011 Parliament - Glasgow Govan