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Welsh MPs must say no to nuclear weapons in next Parliament

Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood has today challenged other party leaders in Wales to press on their Westminster colleagues to join Plaid Cymru MPs in voting against Trident renewal in the next parliament.

Leanne Wood reiterated her party's longstanding opposition to the UK's nuclear submarines fleet which is estimated to cost £100bn over the system's lifetime.

Leanne Wood said:

"Trident renewal will be the single biggest spending commitment MPs will vote on in the next Parliament.

"Plaid Cymru has always condemned and opposed the obscenity of spending billions of pounds on a weapons system that is just not fit for purpose.

"There is no economic, moral, or strategic case for Trident. The security threats that we face in the 21st century cannot be combated by a Cold War relic.

"Today I am urging the leaders of the other parties in Wales to pledge that, in the next parliament, they will do everything they can to ensure that their Westminster colleagues vote against Trident renewal in 2016.

"Failure to do so will see vast amounts of money wasted on weapons of mass destruction while our health, education and transport systems are being stripped of cash.

"The people of Wales have a choice on May 7th. Plaid Cymru who will always vote against Trident, or the Westminster parties who would rather squander billions on nuclear weapons than spend billions on our public services."