CND is delighted to announce that the new chair of Parliamentary CND is Caroline Lucas MP.

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.

Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said:

“Caroline has a track record in opposing nuclear weapons that is second to none. She also has a longstanding commitment to CND and the cause of peace and we are delighted that she has accepted the position of Chair of Parliamentary CND.”

Caroline Lucas MP said:

“It’s an honour to be named as the chair of Parliamentary CND at a time when the debate our nuclear arsenal is at the centre of the political stage.

“As the pro-Trident political consensus crumbles I’ll be highlighting the growing case against renewing these extremely costly and utterly unnecessary weapons.

“Nuclear weapons do not make us safer, indeed by updating Trident we’re sending a dangerous signal to the rest of the world that security is dependent on the acquisition of nuclear weapons.

“Every pound spent on Trident is a pound not spent on the public services upon which we all rely. Spending billions on nuclear weapons while children’s centres are shut down and hospitals are stretched beyond the limit is simply immoral.”

Lucas has backed the Stop Trident national demo which will take place on the 27 February 2016.