Local council motions

Council motions are a crucial step in winning divestment campaigns at the local level. Any parish, city, district, town, borough and county council can vote to show their support for divesting pensions from fossil fuels.

We’ve compiled this list of successful, non-binding council motions below so you can see if your local authority has already voted in favour of divestment.

If you know of a motion that isn’t listed below, please get in touch with the details so we can add it to the list.

CouncilCorresponding pension fundNationDate
1Oxford City CouncilOxfordshire Pension FundEnglandSeptember 2014
2Bristol City CouncilAvon Pension FundEnglandFebruary 2015
3Cambridge City CouncilCambridgeshire Pension FundEnglandOctober 2015
4Kirklees CouncilWest Yorkshire Pension FundEnglandOctober 2015
5Reading CouncilBerkshire Pension FundEnglandOctober 2015
6Norwich City CouncilNorfolk Pension FundEnglandNovember 2015
7Hastings Borough CouncilEast Sussex Pension FundEnglandApril 2016
8Stroud District CouncilGloucestershire Pension FundEnglandOctober 2016
9Sheffield City CouncilSouth Yorkshire Pension FundEnglandNovember 2016
10Lewes Town CouncilEast Sussex Pension FundEnglandMarch 2017
11Brighton & Hove City CouncilEast Sussex Pension FundEnglandApril 2017
12Birmingham City CouncilWest Midlands Pension FundEnglandJuly 2017
13Frome Town CouncilSomerset Pension FundEnglandDecember 2017
14Derby City CouncilDerbyshire Pension FundEnglandMarch 2018
15Monmouthshire County CouncilTorfaen Pension FundWalesMarch 2018
16Newry Mourne and Down District CouncilNILGOSCNorthern IrelandMarch 2019
17Bolton CouncilGreater Manchester Pension FundEnglandMarch 2019
18West Dunbartonshire CouncilStrathclyde Pension FundScotlandJune 2019
19South Oxfordshire District CouncilOxfordshire Pension FundEnglandJuly 2019
20Dudley CouncilWest Midlands Pension FundEnglandOctober 2019
21Vale of the White Horse District CouncilOxfordshire Pension FundEnglandOctober 2019
22Powys County CouncilPowys Pension FundWalesOctober 2019
23Carmarthenshire County CouncilDyfed Pension FundWalesOctober 2019
24Chesterfield Borough CouncilDerbyshire Pension FundEnglandJuly 2020
25Shropshire CouncilShropshire Pension FundEnglandJuly 2020
26Bolsover District CouncilDerbyshire Pension FundEnglandFebruary 2021
27High Peak Borough CouncilDerbyshire Pension FundEnglandFebruary 2021
28Glasgow City CouncilStrathclyde Pension FundScotlandApril 2021
29Calderdale CouncilWest Yorkshire Pension FundEnglandJuly 2021
30Leeds City CouncilWest Yorkshire Pension FundEnglandSeptember 2021
31Kirklees Council*West Yorkshire Pension FundEnglandSeptember 2021
32Luton Borough CouncilBedfordshire Pension FundEnglandNovember 2021
33Bradford CouncilWest Yorkshire Pension FundEnglandDecember 2021
34Bedford Borough CouncilBedfordshire Pension FundEnglandJanuary 2022
35Great Dunmow Town CouncilEssex Pension FundEnglandJanuary 2022
36Mid Ulster District CouncilNILGOSCNorthern IrelandJanuary 2022
37Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough CouncilNILGOSCNorthern IrelandApril 2022

* These council motions are re-affirming a previous motion in support of fossil fuel divestment.