Election 2019

This looks to be one of the most important elections in a generation, with marked differences between UK political parties in terms of their foreign policy positions. Below are a list of upcoming hustings, please let us know if you hear of any others.

Yorkshire Hustings

28 NovColne ValleyMore InfoThornton Lodge CC, Brook Street, HD1 3JW
29 NovThirsk & MaltonMore InfoKirkbymoorside Methodist Church YO62 6DQ
1 DecHuddersfieldMore InfoNew North Road Baptist Church, HD1 5JU
2 DecLeeds North WestTicketsHeadingley Enterprise and Art Centre LS6 3HN
2 DecScarborough & WhitbyTicketsThe Street, Scarborough YO12 7PW
3 DecShipleyTicketsOwlet Hall Social Club Shipley BD18 2HR
4 DecHuddersfieldMore InfoOastler Building (floor 5.5, room 1), University of Hudds HD1 3DH
4 DecYork OuterTicketsBerrick Saul Building, University of York YO10 5DD
5 DecPudseyMore InfoSt Margarets Church. Church Lane. Horsforth
6 DecSheffield CentralTicketsThe Diamond, S3 7RD


An example question you might ask in a hustings:

In 2017 the majority of world states agreed the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, while the UK boycotted the negotiations. Do you believe that the UK should sign the treaty and will you pledge that, if elected, you would support the total abolition of Weapons of Mass Destruction.

As always do let us know what responses you get from candidates. If you are lucky enough to have a standing MP that supports these principles or a local candidate that you trust, don’t just vote for them, get out there and campaign!

ICAN Parliamentary Pledge Signatories by Party

PartyMPs in UKMPs in Yorkshire
Plaid Cymru40
Lib Dem10


Take Action!

Now is the time to question the candidates in your area about how they will vote around the crucial issues of peace and disarmament, it is also the time to get firm commitments (e.g to sign the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge).

Contact your Candidates