West Dunbartonshire Council is being called on to reaffirm the area as nuclear free.

Councillor Ian Dickson has lodged a motion to be debated at the council meeting on May 29 which describes the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) as one of the most effective ways to bring about long-term and verifiable multilateral nuclear disarmament.

The motion states: “West Dunbartonshire Council is deeply concerned about the grave threat that nuclear weapons pose to communities throughout the world.

“We firmly believe that our residents have the right to live in a world free from this threat.”

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The motion calls on the council to assert its opposition “to the illegal transportation of nuclear weapons on our roads and rail networks on moral and safety grounds”.

The leader of the council is being asked to write to the UK Government to take account of the resolution.

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