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Riots: Government must address youth alienation

9th August 2011 | Comments Off on Riots: Government must address youth alienation

  “What we are seeing is mindless vandalism” Jenny Jones, Green member of the Greater London Assembly, said: “What we are seeing is mindless vandalism, spreading first within London, and now in other cities, with no regard at all for the safety of other people. “Violence, arson and looting can never be justified. The actions […]

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Lucas' concerns over NHS Bill

15th June 2011 | Comments Off on Lucas' concerns over NHS Bill

  Responding to the announcements on the Government’s proposals for NHS reform, Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion and leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, said, “There have been some concessions, but many appear to be contradictory – like allowing ‘any qualified provider’ to bid for NHS work, while at the same […]

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Drugs crisis: "We urgently need a new approach" says Brighton MP

14th June 2011 | Comments Off on Drugs crisis: "We urgently need a new approach" says Brighton MP

            Collection of Ecstacy (MDMA) tablets An urgent new evidence-based approach is needed to tackle the UK’s drug crisis, reduce the number of drug-related deaths, and make our communities safer, an MP said yesterday. In a speech to NHS healthcare professionals in Brighton yesterday evening, Green Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline […]

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Green councillors reverse nursery closure

10th June 2011 | Comments Off on Green councillors reverse nursery closure

  Caroline Lucas MP meets staff at Bright Start in 2010   Brighton’s Bright Start nursery’s battle to escape closure from funding cuts has been won – after the the new Green-led Brighton & Hove City Council reversed the cuts. Green councillor Sue Shanks, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People met the nursery advisory […]

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City council has most women representatives in country says survey – 44% of councillors are women

9th June 2011 | Comments Off on City council has most women representatives in country says survey – 44% of councillors are women

  Green spokesperson Councillor Alex Phillips calls for more women in local democracy Brighton and Hove City Council was ranked the country’s best for gender equality – with 44% of Brighton and Hove councillors being women – according to survey results published this week by the Centre for Woman and Democracy (CFWD). Alex, Brighton and […]

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Greens speak out against homophobic hate crime on IDAHOBIT Day

17th May 2011 | Comments Off on Greens speak out against homophobic hate crime on IDAHOBIT Day

  IDAHOBIT Day saw events held around the world calling for respect for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide. Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, who is co-sponsoring an Early Day Motion calling for greater equality for the LGBT community, said, “The seventh annual International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is a great […]

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UK's first Green council administration announced

12th May 2011 | Comments Off on UK's first Green council administration announced

  Today Brighton & Hove’s Green Group of councillors have unveiled their team to lead the council, after winning the largest number of seats in last week’s local elections. Among the posts announced today include their proposed Leader, Cabinet Members and other roles for the 23-strong group. Bill Randall, Convenor of the Green Group and […]

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Greens win largest group on city council

6th May 2011 | Comments Off on Greens win largest group on city council

  Greens are now the largest party on Brighton & Hove City Council after election results today. This is the first time a local council in the UK has elected the Greens as the largest party. Green convenor Bill Randall said, “The city has listened to the Greens and we have listened to the city. […]

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Caroline Lucas appeals to Brighton and Hove voters

4th May 2011 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas appeals to Brighton and Hove voters

  Appeal to voters: Caroline Lucas MP Green MP Caroline Lucas highlights potential for historic win on eve of Brighton & Hove elections. Brighton Pavilion’s Green MP has made a final appeal for Brighton and Hove voters to go Green in tomorrow’s local elections – and help to elect the UK’s first Green-led council. Speaking […]

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City voters urged to go Green for first Green-led council in UK

23rd April 2011 | Comments Off on City voters urged to go Green for first Green-led council in UK

  The Green Party’s election campaign in Brighton and Hove isn’t shy about its aims: to form the UK’s first Green-led council. Brighton and Hove Greens are running a full slate across the city, as in all elections, and with the backdrop of last year’s historic election of the UK’s first Green MP, Party leader […]

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