Caroline Lucas hasbeen named ‘MP of the Year’ in the Scottish Widows & Dods Women in PublicLife Awards- just 16 months after she was elected as the first Green to enterthe UK Parliament.
The title was awardedto the Brighton Pavilion MP, who is also leader of the Green Party of Englandand Wales, for proving to be ‘the most effective woman in the House of Commons who has shown outstanding achievement during the parliamentary year’.
Since being elected inthe 2010 general election, the MP has also been named ‘Best All Rounder’ in theTotal Politics End of Year MP awards – and ‘Newcomer of the Year’ by theSpectator in its 2010 Parliamentarian of the Year awards.
On receiving theaccolade from Scottish Widows and Dods, Caroline said, “I am delightedthat my work as a Member of Parliament has been recognised in this way. It isan incredible honour to serve the people of Brighton Pavilion and I willcontinue to strive to be the strong and principled voice which our citydeserves.
“Until we see farmore women represented at senior levels in politics and industry, playing a fargreater role in decision making at the top, I think awards like these are animportant way of highlighting and celebrating female achievement.”
In Parliament,Caroline is a Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fuel Poverty,and Vice Chair of the Public and Commercial Services, Sustainable Housing,Animal Welfare, and CND All Party Parliamentary Groups.
She is also a memberof the Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee, and sits on the Energy BillCommittee.
Caroline continues tobe an active campaigner on a range of issues and is Vice President of Stop theWar Coalition and the RSPCA, a CND National Council Member, a Director of theInternational Forum on Globalization, a Matron of the Women’s EnvironmentalNetwork, and a Patron of Martlet’s hospice in East Sussex
For more information,please contact Brighton and Hove Green Party office on 01273 766 670.
For more on the Women in Public Life Awards, visit: http://www.womeninpubliclifeawards.co.uk/