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Green support for World AIDS Day

1st December 2013 | Comments Off on Green support for World AIDS Day

  Greens councillors and our local MP have voiced their support for World AIDS day events happening today (1st December). Brighton and Hove has the highest prevalence of people with HIV outside of London. Events planned for Brighton & Hove include laying out the world’s largest AIDS awareness red ribbon at the recently-revamped Level park […]

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Greens celebrate first 100 business sign-ups to city's Living Wage Campaign

5th November 2013 | Comments Off on Greens celebrate first 100 business sign-ups to city's Living Wage Campaign

  Pic: Leading the way for fair pay. L-R: Councillors Jason Kitcat and Geoffrey Bowden, local Chamber of Commerce representatives Tracey Allen and Julia Chanteray, Councillor Bill Randall and Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion Green Party elected representatives in Brighton and Hove have joined with local businesses in celebrating Living Wage Week, with over 100 local […]

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Greens show solidarity with a public NHS

3rd November 2013 | Comments Off on Greens show solidarity with a public NHS

  Pic: Keep the NHS public – Caroline Lucas MP and local councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty on a save the NHS march in Brighton   Greens in Brighton and Hove showed strong support for keeping the NHS in public hands and services free at point-of-use yesterday at the Sussex Defend the NHS march and rally in […]

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Blueprint for city development reaches crucial stage

22nd October 2013 | Comments Off on Blueprint for city development reaches crucial stage

  A blueprint outlining development in Brighton & Hove has reached a crucial stage as it is examined publicly by a government representative this week. The Brighton & Hove City Plan sets out how the city’s homes and jobs will be provided between now and 2030. It was written by the Green administration in line […]

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Caroline Lucas launches bill to bring railways into public hands

17th October 2013 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas launches bill to bring railways into public hands

  Pic: campaigners call for a renationalised rail network Caroline Lucas’ Bill to bring the rail network back into public hands would save taxpayers more than £1 billion a year and lead to lower fares and better services, the MP for Brighton Pavilion said today (Thursday 17 October 2013). Under her Private Member’s Bill, due its […]

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Caroline Lucas: Statement on fracking following court appearance

16th October 2013 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas: Statement on fracking following court appearance

  Caroline made the following statement after pleading not guilty to charges arising from her peaceful protest at Balcombe: “On 19 August, I took part in a peaceful local protest against fracking.  I sat down outside the entrance to a drilling site run by Cuadrilla in Balcombe. “Along with 29 others, I was arrested.  I was […]

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Fire service proposals ‘put firefighters and others in danger’ – Green support for FBU strike

25th September 2013 | Comments Off on Fire service proposals ‘put firefighters and others in danger’ – Green support for FBU strike

  Green councillors have added their voices of support to firefighters on strike today (25th September) over pensions and public safety. Under national government proposals, firefighters in England and Wales are expected to work until the age of 60 – despite more than half aged between 50 and 54, and two-thirds over the age of […]

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Caroline Lucas comment on CPS statement relating to arrest in Balcombe

25th September 2013 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas comment on CPS statement relating to arrest in Balcombe

  “Sussex police have today confirmed I am being charged with two offences arising out of my arrest in Balcombe on 19 August. One of the offences is for obstructing the highway. The other is for failing to comply with a police condition to move to a specified protest area. “I firmly believe in the […]

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Why was the ‘True Opposition’ Billboard removed?

23rd September 2013 | Comments Off on Why was the ‘True Opposition’ Billboard removed?

  Labour Party members attending their conference in Brighton this weekend were welcomed by a digital billboard advert making the case that Green MP Caroline Lucas is offering the real opposition in parliament. Video: 10 second digital billboard ad to greet Labour delegates arriving in Brighton from Caroline Lucas MP Video: Digital billboard before advert was pulled […]

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True opposition: UK’s first Green MP welcomes Labour to Brighton with digital billboard ad

21st September 2013 | Comments Off on True opposition: UK’s first Green MP welcomes Labour to Brighton with digital billboard ad

  Labour Party members attending their conference in Brighton this week, in the constituency of the UK’s first Green MP, are being welcomed by a digital billboard making the case that it is Caroline Lucas who is offering the real opposition in parliament. Video: 10 second digital billboard ad to greet Labour delegates arriving in Brighton […]

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