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Brighton's Green MP named 'most influential' this year

6th December 2011 | Comments Off on Brighton's Green MP named 'most influential' this year

  Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas has been recognised by a prestigious political body as the MP who has most influenced the political agenda in 2011. Since her election in 2010, the UK’s only Green MP has made a significant impact through her work on a range of issues – from putting pressure on the […]

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Hove councillor takes Greens' winning message to Paris conference

14th November 2011 | Comments Off on Hove councillor takes Greens' winning message to Paris conference

  Pic: Alex Phillips and Caroline Lucas talk to voters in the Goldsmid by-election. Photo credit: www.jjwaller.com Hove Green city councillor, Alex Phillips, addressed a conference in Paris at the weekend on how to win elections. Alex, who was a key organiser in the successful 2010 Parliamentary election of Green Party leader, Caroline Lucas, was […]

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Caroline Lucas to vote for EU referendum

24th October 2011 | Comments Off on 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

12th October 2011 | Comments Off on 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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Brighton Green MP and councillors welcome fresher uni students

2nd October 2011 | Comments Off on Brighton Green MP and councillors welcome fresher uni students

  Green councillors and Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas (pictured) welcomed freshers students at local universities last week. They were there to give students an opportunity to meet their local elected representatives, find out more about the Green-led city council administration’s plans for the coming months and learn more about the work being done by […]

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Brighton MP finds cluster bomb sellers at UK arms conference

15th September 2011 | Comments Off on Brighton MP finds cluster bomb sellers at UK arms conference

  Pic: Demonstrators at the May 2008 Dublin Diplomatic Conference on Cluster Munitions  Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas today found cluster munitions openly being promoted by both the Pakistan Government and Pakistan companies at the Defence System and Equipment International Exhibition (DSEi) being held in London, in breach of UK law. At the same time […]

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Caroline Lucas honoured with 'MP of the Year' accolade in Women in Public Life awards

14th September 2011 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas honoured with 'MP of the Year' accolade in Women in Public Life awards

  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 […]

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'Go Green' Caroline Lucas urges disappointed LibDem voters

10th September 2011 | Comments Off on 'Go Green' Caroline Lucas urges disappointed LibDem voters

  Green Party Conference September 2011 Sheffield “Lib Dems aren’t getting what they want. But they’re helping the Tories give the rest of us things we don’t want” Brighton MP and national Leader of the Green Party Caroline Lucas used her keynote address to Green Party autumn conference on Friday in Sheffield to encourage disaffected […]

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Greens protest against rail fair rises

29th August 2011 | Comments Off on Greens protest against rail fair rises

  Express train at Brighton main station Green councillors, Caroline Lucas MP and Green activists joined commuters and transport campaigners at city’s three largest stations in protest at rail fare rises on Friday morning 2 September. Protests were held simultaneously at peak commuter travel time at the three busiest city main line stations: Brighton central […]

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What gains for city from 100 days of UK's first Green-led council?

25th August 2011 | Comments Off on What gains for city from 100 days of UK's first Green-led council?

  Pic credit:  JJWaller.com Balance sheet: what are the gains from first 100 days? Leading Greens launch city manifesto in March 2011 Since their success in the 5 May 2011 city elections, Brighton & Hove City Council’s 23 Green councillors have launched a series of initiatives to deliver their top three priorities in a tough environment […]

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