Brighton Rocks to a green revolution

11 May

Caroline Lucas, the UK Green party leader, has been elected as MP for Brighton Pavilion. The only Green politican in the world to be elected in the First Past the Post system, Ms Lucas’s success is a rare good news story from last week’s election.

With the parties still discussing how the government will be formed, Ms Lucas is clear on her new role in Westminster. She wants a fairer system and a new kind of politics and believes she will have significant leverage over issues such as investment in renewables and climate change. She will adopt a radical stance on certain issues and use her position to highlight specific topics and campaigns.

After more than 30 years on the edge of the political mainstream, the Greens now have a voice at the heart of Westminster and intend to make the most of it.

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