York Central – General election

Jonathan Tyler, Green York Central candidate, on nuclear weapons

On May 7 we have not just local election in Micklegate ward, but also the general elections. As Green membership soars and voters lose faith in the three main parties, we see the next general election to be ‘wide open’. The national Green party is targeting a dozen seats across England, which could either be won or come close to seizing in next May’s general election. One of these 12 seats is York Central, the constituency containing Micklegate. Therefore we also would like to provide from time to time information from our Green MP-candidate Jonathan Tyler.

He recently clarified the Green position on nuclear weapons:

“The Green Party rejects any reliance on nuclear weapons.

“I support the decommissioning of the UK’s nuclear weapons and the removal of US nuclear bases.

“No further research should take place into nuclear weapons and the export of nuclear technology should be stopped. Ships carrying nuclear weapons should be banned from British ports.

The Green Party aims to reclassify the UK as a non-nuclear state under the terms of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and open the country to the appropriate international inspection agencies.  The UK signed the Treaty in 1970.

“If elected as an MP I will vote for Trident to be scrapped at the time of the next Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2016.

“Spending billions on weapons that, far from making us safer, actually make the world a more dangerous place is a shocking waste of money that would be better spent on investment in public services and on infrastructure to help us switch to a zero-carbon economy”.