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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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Greens celebrate Pride and the LGBT community with UK's first Green-led city council

13th August 2011 | Comments Off on Greens celebrate Pride and the LGBT community with UK's first Green-led city council

  Green float at Brighton and Hove Pride: Thank you for voting Green. The Green Party is celebrating the “strength and diversity” of the lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) community in the city with the first Green-led council in the UK at today’s Pride festival in Brighton and Hove. National Green LGBT website: http://www.lgbtgreens.org.uk/ Leading […]

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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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