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Caroline Lucas calls for inquiry into 'immoral and unaccountable' undercover policing

13th June 2012 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas calls for inquiry into 'immoral and unaccountable' undercover policing

  The rules governing undercover police infiltrators and informers have come under intense scrutiny after a Parliamentary debate highlighted allegations that an undercover policeman infiltrating the animal rights movement planted and detonated an incendiary device in a department store. Speaking in a Westminster Hall debate on 13 June, Brighton’s Green MP Caroline Lucas challenged the […]

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Caroline Lucas MP first to sign pledge to end cosmetic testing on animals

30th May 2012 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas MP first to sign pledge to end cosmetic testing on animals

  Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, has signed the international petition for a global ban on the use of animals to test cosmetics at The Body Shop in Brighton. The global pledge to ban animal testing for cosmetics was launched by Cruelty Free International last week at more than 300 Body Shop stores in the UK. Cruelty Free International […]

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Jenny Jones, leading Green London Assembly Member, visits new cycle lanes in Hove

21st May 2012 | Comments Off on Jenny Jones, leading Green London Assembly Member, visits new cycle lanes in Hove

  Pic:  Jenny Jones and Jason Kitcat try out the new 2m wide cycle lane on Old Shoreham Road in Hove (c) JJwaller.com Jenny Jones, Green London Assembly Member, today joined Councillor Jason Kitcat, the new Leader Brighton & Hove City Council, and Councillor Ian Davey, chair of the city council transport committee, on a […]

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Brighton and Hove Greens commemorate International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

17th May 2012 | Comments Off on Brighton and Hove Greens commemorate International Day Against Homophobia Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)

  Lesbian, gay, bi and trans activists and Green elected representatives in Brighton and Hove are commemorating the 2012 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) today and tomorrow, 17-18 May. Leading Greens will address or voice support for commemorative events in the city, including Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty, new deputy leader of Brighton and […]

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Boost for Green-led council as environment minister offers ‘hearty congratulations' over one planet living resolution

26th April 2012 | Comments Off on Boost for Green-led council as environment minister offers ‘hearty congratulations' over one planet living resolution

  Caroline Spelman MP the Conservative Food, Farming and Rural Affairs’ Secretary of State has joined Caroline in paying tribute to Brighton & Hove City Council’s sustainability drive. Brighton and Hove City Council’s efforts to reduce its ecological footprint and live and work within a fair share of the planet’s resources have been recognized in […]

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Green Party response on Council of Europe human rights negotiations in Brighton

20th April 2012 | Comments Off on Green Party response on Council of Europe human rights negotiations in Brighton

  After this week’s Council of Europe conference in Brighton on modifying the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) relations with treaty states, leading Greens say they are “relieved” that the Brighton summit did not result in a weakening of the powers of the Court. In a joint statement, Caroline Lucas MP (Brighton Pavilion), Keith […]

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Greens win all party backing on investigation into experiences of trans people in Brighton & Hove

27th March 2012 | Comments Off on Greens win all party backing on investigation into experiences of trans people in Brighton & Hove

  A Green councillor’s request for Brighton & Hove City Council’s Scrutiny function to explore the needs and experiences of trans people in Brighton & Hove has been unanimously backed at a meeting this afternoon. The proposal from Councillor Phelim Mac Cafferty was to convene a panel to look at hate crimes, health and community […]

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Budget 2012 – True Blue budget is nail in the coffin of green government pledge

21st March 2012 | Comments Off on Budget 2012 – True Blue budget is nail in the coffin of green government pledge

  Pic: the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s burgundy budget briefcase: more true blue, certainly not green.    Some headline sell-outs – ‘Environment versus economy’ rhetoric and tax breaks for oil and gas show Osborne still doesn’t get it – Coalition to bulldoze ahead with ‘growth at any cost’ planning reforms – Toxic 50p tax cut for […]

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Caroline Lucas champions bill to reduce food waste

20th March 2012 | Comments Off on Caroline Lucas champions bill to reduce food waste

  Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas is championing a new campaign in Parliament to force the big supermarkets and food manufacturers to donate a proportion of their “waste” food to charities feeding people living in food poverty. The Food Waste Bill, launched last week by Kerry McCarthy, the MP for Bristol East, highlights the scale […]

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Vote down the NHS Bill – Greens' final appeal to city's Tory MPs

16th March 2012 | Comments Off on Vote down the NHS Bill – Greens' final appeal to city's Tory MPs

  Caroline Lucas, Brighton Pavilion Green MP and councillors, joined the Save Our NHS rally outside Tory office on Saturday 17 March. Leading Greens from across the city joined campaigners outside the Conservative Association offices in Church Road, Hove, on Saturday 17 March, urging the city’s two Conservative MPs to persuade Parliamentary colleagues to oppose […]

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