Under my leadership, Hackney Council will declare its support for the United Nations ‘Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons’ – The Ban Treaty.  This is an historic treaty which prohibits its signatories from developing, testing and using nuclear weapons.

I recognise the urgent necessity of creating a world free from nuclear weapons and will denounce the United Kingdom Government’s refusal to sign or ratify this landmark treaty.

Furthermore, a Green council will call on the United Kingdom Government to work for global denuclearisation by:

  • Signing and ratifying the UN Ban Treaty, thereby joining the global majority of countries opposed to nuclear weapons.
  • Canceling the replacement of Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system.
  • Utilising all diplomatic avenues possible to work towards a nuclear-free world including lobbying our two MPs.

Previous Green Party action on this issue

Caroline Lucas (Green Party MP) showing support for the global Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (2021)


Caroline Lucas  challenges Boris Johnson over a plan to increase the UK’s nuclear capabilities by more than 40% (2021)


Backing Hackney Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s continued call for divestment (2021)


Twitter thread about divestment (2021)


Alastair Binnie-Lubbock (Hackney Green Party) calling for Hackney Council divestment (2020)