MPs have overwhelmingly voted in favour of renewing the Trident nuclear deterrent




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MPs have overwhelmingly voted in favour of renewing the Trident nuclear deterrent.

Some 472 members supported the Government’s motion, while 117 voted against – a majority of 355.

The cost of replacing four ageing Vanguard submarines which carry the Trident ballistic missiles has been estimated at £31bn over 30 years – with £10bn set aside as a contingency.

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