Janet Bloomfield

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Janet Bloomfield (10 October 1953 - 2 April 2007) was a peace and disarmament campaigner who was chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) from 1993 to 1996.

Born as Janet Elizabeth Hood in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England, Bloomfield was educated at Abbeydale Grange School, Sheffield and Sussex University, where she obtained a BA (Hons) degree in Geography.

Bloomfield was the Chair of the CND, the largest peace and disarmament organisation in Europe from 1993 - 1996. During this time she helped to develop CND's campaign around the 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which included the production of the highly influential "Blueprint for a Nuclear Weapon Free World.

She was active in the anti-nuclear movement since 1981. She was a local group secretary, national council and executive, regional worker in the West Midlands for CND. She was the National Vice-Chair for two years before being elected Chair in 1993. She was honorary Vice-President of CND at the time of her death.

She was a consultant (Vice-President 1994 -1997) to the Geneva-based International Peace Bureau, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning network of non-aligned peace organisations in 44 countries. She was a member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000, the global network to eliminate nuclear weapons and convened the Abolition Now Campaign Working Group of Abolition, 2000.

Bloomfield organised the campaign to stop arms trade shows being held at the...
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