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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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Caroline Lucas to vote for EU referendum

  A referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU is a vital opportunity to create a more democratic and accountable Europe – with a clearer purpose for the future, said Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas. Ms Lucas has tabled an amendment to the Conservative Backbench motion for a referendum on the UK’s membership of […]

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National Trust campaign against Government planning reforms backed by Lucas

  Caroline Lucas Brighton’s Green MP has pledged her support for the National Trust’s ‘Up for Grabs’ campaign by signing a petition against sweeping reforms to the planning system. The petition calls on the Coalition Government to withdraw and rethink its proposed National Planning Policy Framework which would introduce a presumption in favour of development […]

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