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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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Councillor urges Tesco to end sale of pornographic 'lads mags'

22nd August 2013 | Comments Off on Councillor urges Tesco to end sale of pornographic 'lads mags'

Pic: Councillor Ruth Buckley (left) and campaigners at Hove’s Church Road Tesco display sexist ‘lads mags’ on sale at the store Green councillor Ruth Buckley joined campaigners from Brighton and Hove calling on supermarket giant Tesco to stop selling pornographic ‘lads mags’. The campaign is asking the supermarket chain to drop the publications on account […]

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Brighton MP arrested while peacefully demonstrating at fracking site

19th August 2013 | Comments Off on Brighton MP arrested while peacefully demonstrating at fracking site

  Pic: recent demonstration at site of Cuadrilla drilling at Balcombe, West Sussex Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, commenting on her arrest at Balcombe today at the Cuadrilla fracking site, said, “Along with everyone else who took action today, I’m trying to stop a process which could cause enormous damage for decades to come. […]

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Caroline Lucas MP challenges Labour to support rail bill

13th August 2013 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas MP challenges Labour to support rail bill

  Pic: Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas (right) with supporters, councillors and local Green Parliamentary candidates at Brighton station. The Green MP for Brighton Pavilion is calling on Labour to support her Bill to bring the railways back into public hands. Caroline Lucas’ Private Member’s Bill calls for train services to be brought back into […]

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Brighton & Hove Green councillors show support for Balcombe community’s anti-fracking protest

7th August 2013 | Comments Off on Brighton & Hove Green councillors show support for Balcombe community’s anti-fracking protest

  The growing protest against exploratory drilling at Balcombe Green councillors travelled to Balcombe yesterday (Monday 5th August) to show support for residents in their stand against fracking. Protests have been ongoing since fracking company Cuadrilla began exploratory drilling just outside the West Sussex village. In October 2012 Brighton & Hove Green councillors presented a successful motion […]

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‘Gay icons’ – campaigning on the issues is what really counts

3rd August 2013 | Comments Off on ‘Gay icons’ – campaigning on the issues is what really counts

  Pic: LGBT freedom flag Greens are backing Brighton and Hove Pride 2013 theme this year under the slogan ‘gay icons’ with leading elected representatives and activists supporting the Pride Parade and festival organisers and the thousands of lesbian, gay, bi and trans residents and visitors. Out gay Green Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty, said, “This […]

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Commons Speaker award for Brighton MP Caroline Lucas for work with deprived communities

16th July 2013 | Comments Off on Commons Speaker award for Brighton MP Caroline Lucas for work with deprived communities

  Pic: Caroline Lucas with Commons Speaker John Bercow and Martyn Lewis  Caroline Lucas, Brighton’s Green MP, has picked up a prestigious award in Parliament in recognition of her work to represent deprived and minority communities in the city and across the country. The awards, organised by the Patchwork Foundation in association with Mosaic Associates, Three […]

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