Vote for Peace and Disarmament

Vote for Peace and Disarmament

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. 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

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.

Hustings

Date Constituency Link Location
18 Nov York Central More Info Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL
21 Nov Colne Valley More Info Carlile Institute, Huddersfield Road,Meltham HD9 4AE
28 Nov Colne Valley More Info Thornton Lodge CC, Brook Street, HD1 3JW
5 Dec Pudsey More Info St Margarets Church. Church Lane. Horsforth

ICAN Parliamentary Pledge Signatories by Party

Party MPs in UK MPs in Yorkshire
SNP 35 0
Labour 21 7
Plaid Cymru 4 0
Green 1 0
Lib Dem 1 0
Conservative 0 0

 

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!

 

 

We will be publishing dates of hustings around the region (please let us know of any we miss). 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!