SNP MSP Bill Kidd nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Written by Alan Robertson on 9 February 2016 in News

Anniesland MSP praised for work campaigning for a nuclear-free world

SNP MSP Bill Kidd has been named in a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work campaigning against nuclear weapons.

The Anniesland MSP, who is co-president of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), has been namechecked in a nomination for the group.

Turkish MP Dr Aytug Atici nominated the PNND group, a cross-party organisation of over 700 parliamentarians from 90 countries, with Kidd singled out for praise.


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“PNND co-president Bill Kidd (Scotland) has moved the Scottish Parliament to vote overwhelmingly in favour of banning nuclear weapons from Scotland – including the UK nuclear weapons deployed on submarines based in Faslane,” states the nomination letter.

The MSP said: “It’s a real honour to be included in this nomination – but more important is the recognition of the work done by parliamentarians around the world to oppose nuclear weapons, including the renewal of Trident.

“The SNP have always been resolute to our opposition to nuclear weapons. Our commitment is not just to a nuclear free Scotland but to a nuclear free world.

“PNND play an important role in building a global network in favour of nuclear disarmament and it is a privilege to be a part of that.”


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