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Brighton and Hove Greens commemorate International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

  Lesbian, gay, bi and trans activists and Green elected representatives in Brighton and Hove are commemorating the 2012 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) today and tomorrow, 17-18 May. Leading Greens will address or voice support for commemorative events in the city, including Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty, new deputy leader of Brighton and […]

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Boost for Green-led council as environment minister offers ‘hearty congratulations' over one planet living resolution

  Caroline Spelman MP the Conservative Food, Farming and Rural Affairs’ Secretary of State has joined Caroline in paying tribute to Brighton & Hove City Council’s sustainability drive. Brighton and Hove City Council’s efforts to reduce its ecological footprint and live and work within a fair share of the planet’s resources have been recognized in […]

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Greens win all party backing on investigation into experiences of trans people in Brighton & Hove

  A Green councillor’s request for Brighton & Hove City Council’s Scrutiny function to explore the needs and experiences of trans people in Brighton & Hove has been unanimously backed at a meeting this afternoon. The proposal from Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty was to convene a panel to look at hate crimes, health and community […]

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Budget 2012 – True Blue budget is nail in the coffin of green government pledge

  Pic: the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s burgundy budget briefcase: more true blue, certainly not green.    Some headline sell-outs – ‘Environment versus economy’ rhetoric and tax breaks for oil and gas show Osborne still doesn’t get it – Coalition to bulldoze ahead with ‘growth at any cost’ planning reforms – Toxic 50p tax cut for […]

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Caroline Lucas champions bill to reduce food waste

  Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas is championing a new campaign in Parliament to force the big supermarkets and food manufacturers to donate a proportion of their “waste” food to charities feeding people living in food poverty. The Food Waste Bill, launched last week by Kerry McCarthy, the MP for Bristol East, highlights the scale […]

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Vote down the NHS Bill – Greens' final appeal to city's Tory MPs

  Caroline Lucas, Brighton Pavilion Green MP and councillors, joined the Save Our NHS rally outside Tory office on Saturday 17 March. Leading Greens from across the city joined campaigners outside the Conservative Association offices in Church Road, Hove, on Saturday 17 March, urging the city’s two Conservative MPs to persuade Parliamentary colleagues to oppose […]

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Caroline Lucas joins high pay board

  Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has accepted an invitation to sit on the advisory board of the High Pay Centre. The new centre is a follow-on project from the High Pay Commission, which helped bring the stratospheric salary packages of some top company executives under closer scrutiny. The High Pay Centre will continue to look at rewards at the top, but will also branch out to focus on other key […]

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Labour's white flag economics

  Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas wrote to the Guardian newspaper. Her letter is below. To the Guardian newspaper editor: In his interview with your paper on Saturday, Ed Balls effectively holds up a white flag and admits that Labour has given up any attempt to set out an alternative economic agenda (Beyond the hair […]

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