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Council takes new steps to tackle climate emergency following Green budget win

Council resources for carbon reduction and sustainability measures given £690k boost by Green Councillors  Brighton and Hove City Council will introduce new city-wide initiatives to combat climate change thanks to work done by Green Councillors to invest over half a million pounds in the council’s sustainability budget.  £690k identified by the Greens will now go towards biodiversity […]

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Brighton & Hove Greens support second Youth Strike for Climate

Green Party activists, candidates and politicians joined Brighton & Hove children striking from school to demand the Government takes real action on climate change. The march, which saw hundreds of schoolchildren marching through the centre of Brighton was joined by Councillor PhélimMac Cafferty, Convenor of the Green Group and members of the Young Greens, including several […]

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Greens pledge to build 1500 new homes, boost recycling and expand clean air zones

We have today (12 March) launched our local election Manifesto with an event at Platform 9’s new event space at Hove Town Hall. In the document, Greens set out their plans for the city ahead of May 2nd’s council elections. The pledges include: Developing 1500 new homes on brownfield land, including 600 new council-owned properties. […]

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Weekly update

Welcome to this latest update, featuring highlights of my work in Parliament and around Brighton Pavilion over the past week.  Demanding answers on medical imports  I used Prime Minister’s Questions last week to challenge Theresa May on her irresponsible approach to Brexit. Under a disastrous No Deal scenario, ministers have decided vital medical imports would be handled by the company […]

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Green budget proposals call for urgent action on climate change and city cleanliness, while challenging public service cuts

Greens plan over £8m of investment in contrast to Tory cuts proposals and ‘lack of ideas’ from Labour Proposed changes to the Labour Council budget from the Greens could unlock millions of pounds to protect public services and boost climate change work, if accepted by a vote this Thursday. The 2019-2020 city budget put forward by the […]

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“This isn’t right” – Caroline responds to record-breaking winter temperature

Responding to reports from the Met Office that temperatures today surpassed 20 degrees for the first time on record, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas said: “I like spending an afternoon in the sunshine as much as anyone, but it’s impossible to shake the feeling that this isn’t right. After last year’s unprecedented global heatwave and […]

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