Trident and nuclear weapons – Take action

MPs elected this year will vote on whether or not Britain builds a new nuclear weapons system that will cost at least £100 billion and operate until 2060.

Medact remains opposed to all nuclear weapons and, in particular, to the renewal of Trident.

Scroll down to see a list of actions you can take – including writing to MPs, taking part in the people’s ballot on trident or joining a demonstration.

Ask your Foreign Minister to sign the Austrian Pledge

Ask your Foreign Minister to sign the Austrian Pledge. Last year the Austrian government made a pledge to work to fill the legal gap for the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons is a bold commitment and a challenge for all states that want a world free of nuclear weapons.

Ask your local MP candidates

We need members to email their MP and any prospective parliamentary candidates asking for their views on the renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent. You may like to state your own views, citing Medact’s policy on nuclear weapons. Click on the button below to e-mail your candidates. Alternatively you can find a copy of the letter here if you wish to print it off and send a copy via the mail.

Ask your Member of Parliament to sign EDM 37

Ask your MP to sign EDM 37 which calls on the Government to cancel plans to replace the Trident nuclear weapon submarines, arguing the case on both security and spending grounds

Sign the People’s Ballot against Trident

Trident: The People’s Ballot is your chance to vote on the UK’s nuclear weapons and influence the General Election.

March against Trident: Scotland Demonstrations

Medact members are taking part in two demonstrations in Scotland. The first on the 4th of April in Glasgow and the second on the 13th in Faslane. Click here to find out more. If you would like to attend please office[at] with the subject Scotland Nuclear Marches and we’ll put you in touch with the organising members.