About Parliamentary CND
Parliamentary CND is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers, open to members of all parties, who campaign to advance CND’s goals in the Houses of Parliament.
Kirsten Oswald MP chairs the group, supported by vice-chairs Tommy Sheppard MP, Bell Ribeiro Addy MP and Hywel Williams MP.
Parliamentary CND plays an active role in the life of parliamentary discussions on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation with MPs, tabling Early Day Motions and initiating and engaging in Parliamentary debates. Questions to the Defence Secretary on Trident replacement and to the Foreign Secretary on the UK’s commitment to global nuclear disarmament are regularly tabled. Furthermore, Parliamentary CND regularly engages with select committees as they scrutinise government departments on issues relevant to CND.
To keep up to date with what is going on in Parliament, check out our Westminster Diary.
CND regularly asks activists and supporters to lobby their MPs and to sign statements or raise questions in Parliament on their behalf, as well as working with them in the local constituency. CND encourages you to get in touch with your own MP to discuss their views on Trident replacement, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, or any of our campaigns and policy focuses. If you are planning to meet your MP get in touch with us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can support you with resources and tips.
CND also regularly asks its activists and supporters to lobby their MPs to sign Early Day Motions (EDMs), raise questions in Parliament, and take part in campaigning activities.
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Parliamentary CND regularly drafts and submits its own EDMs, and CND call on our members and supporters to request that their MP sign them.
You can learn more about EDMs and view a list of Parliamentary CND’s active motions by clicking here.
Just as opposing the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system is a key aim of CND, it is also an intrinsic part of Parliamentary CND’s campaigning activity in Parliament.