Ask your MP to sign EDM 577 on nuclear convoys

MPs have tabled Early Day Motion 577 on Nuclear Convoys, following the publication of a report authored by journalist Rob Edwards, which details some of the 180 safety incidents which have occurred involving these convoys in the past 16 years. The convoys carrying nuclear warheads make frequent trips through the country en route between their base in Scotland and AWE Aldemaston. The convoys have been spotted travelling through residential areas, close to schools and hospitals, even in poor weather conditions including on icy roads.

The EDM highlights not only these safety concerns but also a recent opinion poll which showed low levels of public awareness of the convoys. It also calls on the Government to take steps to ensure that the convoys are stopped.

Please email your MP and ask them to add their name in support.