My Statement on Trident


I get asked a lot about Trident - on the doorstep and over email - from people who live in Sheffield Heeley. People can't understand why we would be wasting tens of billions of pounds on an outdated solution to modern security threats whilst at the same time cutting disability benefits and putting people out of work.

Frankly - I agree with them.

I've been a supporter of CND for many years but in the current economic climate, public expenditure on Trident becomes even more unjustifiable. The one thing that does concern me is the reliance of communities in the North West on jobs so I'd want to see a plan in place to create jobs for these highly transferable skilled workers.