10 February 2016

Green Party leader, Natalie Bennett joined local speakers at St Chad's Church, Rochdale on Tuesday (9 February 2016) to call for an end to the Trident nuclear weapons system. She told the STOP TRIDENT public meeting called by Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group, Rochdale Green Party and Momentum Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton that nuclear weapons of mass destruction cannot provide our country with genuine peace or security.

Natalie Bennett - Stop Trident meeting

The well-attended meeting also heard a message from Jan Harper of Pax Christi and speeches from local campaigners, Michael Kelly of Momentum, Rae Street representing Labour CND and Philip Gilligan who is chair of Greater Manchester and District CND. The meeting was chaired by the Revd. Mark Coleman, Vicar of Rochdale.

Pat Sanchez on behalf of Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group said:

“We were delighted by the big turn-out tonight and hope that many of those attending this meeting in Rochdale will also be joining us and thousands of others at the national STOP TRIDENT demonstration on Saturday 27 February 2016. Anyone wanting tickets for the coach from Rochdale should visit the Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group Facebook page, as soon as possible for details about how to contact the group.”