Protest against Trident weapons system held in Hebden Bridge

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A protest was held in Hebden Bridge last night (Monday) against the renewal of the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system.

Organised by Calder Valley CND, protestors stood in the centre of town with a banner and placards at the same time MPs were debating the issue in parliament.

Organisers said: “Although the vote was passed in parliament many people remain opposed to the renewal of Trident. The submarine-based nuclear weapons system will cost at least £205 billion which could be better spent on health, jobs, homes and education.

“Trident is also an ineffective defence against current threats to the UK’s security, as a military review has concluded.

“Calder Valley CND for Peace and Justice are disappointed at the result of the vote in parliament and will continue to campaign for nuclear disarmament.”

Halifax MP Holly Lynch and Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker both voted in favour of renewing the system.