Trident Vote – what happened in Yorkshire?

Trident Vote – what happened in Yorkshire?


First thing in the morning campaigers scaled the scaffolding of the Majestic opposite Leeds train station, causing much interest amongst commuters while others leafleted passersby.  The 18 meter banner which read “TODAY: £205bn ON NEW NUKES? NO WAY! #STOPTRIDENT” had sadly been removed by the time of the evening demonstration in City Square.

Banner drop leeds

For the evening demonstration banners adorned City Square and rush hour motorists were greeted by the Quaker’s scale model of a Trident submarine, see more photo of the day.

Hebden Bridge

Hebden protest

At the same time as the Leeds demonstration, Calder Valley CND were out in force in Hebden Bridge with 50 people at the cross roads and much support from the passing traffic. Report in the Halifax Courier.

How MPs in the region voted

Dan JarvisLabourBarnsley CentralFor
Michael DugherLabourBarnsley EastFor
Jo CoxLabourBatley and SpenN/A
Graham StuartConservativeBeverley and HoldernessFor
Imran HussainLabourBradford EastAgainst
Judith CumminsLabourBradford SouthDidn’t vote
Naseem ShahLabourBradford WestAgainst
Andrew PercyConservativeBrigg and GooleFor
Craig WhittakerConservativeCalder ValleyFor
Martin VickersConservativeCleethorpesFor
Jason McCartneyConservativeColne ValleyFor
Paula SherriffLabourDewsburyFor
Caroline FlintLabourDon ValleyFor
Rosie WintertonLabourDoncaster CentralFor
Ed MilibandLabourDoncaster NorthFor
Alec ShelbrookeConservativeElmet and RothwellFor
Melanie OnnLabourGreat GrimsbyFor
Holly LynchLabourHalifaxFor
David DavisConservativeHaltemprice and HowdenFor
Andrew JonesConservativeHarrogate and KnaresboroughFor
Jon TrickettLabourHemsworthAgainst
Barry SheermanLabour/Co-operativeHuddersfieldFor
Kris HopkinsConservativeKeighleyFor
Karl TurnerLabourKingston upon Hull EastFor
Diana R. JohnsonLabourKingston upon Hull NorthFor
Alan JohnsonLabourKingston upon Hull West and HessleFor
Hilary BennLabourLeeds CentralFor
Richard BurgonLabourLeeds EastAgainst
Fabian HamiltonLabourLeeds North EastAgainst
Greg MulhollandLiberal DemocratLeeds North WestDidn’t vote
Rachel ReevesLabourLeeds WestFor
Andrea JenkynsConservativeMorley and OutwoodFor
Yvette CooperLabourNormanton, Pontefract and CastlefordFor
Angela SmithLabourPenistone and StocksbridgeFor
Stuart AndrewConservativePudseyFor
Rishi SunakConservativeRichmond (Yorks)For
Kevin BarronLabourRother ValleyFor
Sarah ChampionLabourRotherhamAgainst
Robert GoodwillConservativeScarborough and WhitbyFor
Nicholas DakinLabourScunthorpeFor
Nigel AdamsConservativeSelby and AinstyDidn’t vote
Paul BlomfieldLabourSheffield CentralAgainst
Clive BettsLabourSheffield South EastFor
Gill FurnissLabourSheffield, Brightside and HillsboroughFor
Nick CleggLiberal DemocratSheffield, HallamAgainst
Louise HaighLabourSheffield, HeeleyAgainst
Philip DaviesConservativeShipleyFor
Julian SmithConservativeSkipton and RiponFor
Kevin HollinrakeConservativeThirsk and MaltonFor
Mary CreaghLabourWakefieldFor
John HealeyLabourWentworth and DearneFor
Rachael MaskellLabour/Co-operativeYork CentralAgainst
Julian SturdyConservativeYork OuterFor
Greg KnightConservativeEast YorkshireFor

Yesterday’s decision demonstrated a failure of vision on the part of our government. This was a once in a generation opportunity to break with this antiquated weapons system and address our defence needs in ways appropriate to the twenty first century.

All the facts stack up against Trident – and they continue to do so, irrespective of this shameful and ill-informed vote. CND will continue to campaign against replacement, working with those broad forces across society who wish to see an end to Britain’s possession of weapons of mass destruction.