Tag Archives: Caroline Lucas

UK Greens’ only MP invokes WWII sacrifice in fighting climate change

From an article by Caroline Lucas, the first Green Member of Parliament in the UK, in the Guardian:

The new report – entitled The New Home Front – looks at the wartime experience of those on the “home front” in Britain and the lessons we can learn in facing today’s threats from climate change and the looming energy and resources crisis.

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Top 10 Green Party Stories of 2010

Posted by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

2010 was a roller coaster year for the Green Party. Mid-term elections proved voter dissatisfaction with the Democrats in power, but the media-darling Tea Party Movement drove voters to reactionary candidates, not helping Greens at the polls. International Greens saw successes in the United Kingdom, Australia, and other places, while US Greens were moved by the plight of the Palestinians in Gaza under siege by Israeli forces.… Read more ...

UK Greens could have another first, with poll showing possibility of electing a Welsh Assembly member

From WalesOnline.co.uk:

The party welcomed the ITV Wales/YouGov poll which gave the Greens 10% in the South Wales Region.

Under the proportional voting system, that would be enough to elect a Green on the regional ballot…If a Green AM was elected in May, it would follow the election of their first national MP when Caroline Lucas won Brighton Pavilion in last May’s General Election.

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Caroline Lucas, Green Member of Parliament in England, delivers her first speech to her peers

Posted by Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

The text is here, and also available at the party website. H/T to Ballot Access News.

Caroline Lucas delivers maiden speech to Parliament

Mr Speaker,

I am most grateful to you for calling me during today’s debate.

The environment is a subject dear to my heart, as I’m sure you know, and I’ll return to it in a moment.… Read more ...

Caroline Lucas interview in The Guardian

Posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Aida Edamariam at The Guardian has an interview with Caroline Lucas, who recently became the Green Party of England and Wales’ first member of parliament:

Whatever you think of the Greens, it would have been hard not to feel that one of the few truly inspiring moments in last week’s election came at about 6am on Friday 7 May, when, in a hall on the cold seafront, Green party leader Caroline Lucas was declared MP for Brighton Pavilion, with a 1,200 majority.

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GPUS: ‘If Greens can win a seat in the UK, we can win one or more seats in Congress here in America’

Press release from the Green Party national HQ emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

US Greens congratulate Caroline Lucas, the UK’s first Green Party
member of Parliament, on her election victory

• Colombian Green presidential candidate Antanas Mockus holds a strong lead in polls, may become the first Green Party head of a national government

• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on foreign policy http://www.gp.org/speakers/speakers-foreign-policy.php… Read more ...

Britain’s first Green MP could play key role in forming government

From the Argus:

Caroline Lucas could hold the key to a new Government power-sharing agreement…

The Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru have called for a ‘progressive alliance’ government involving all of the minority parties.

The left-wing nationalists have suggested joining forces with Labour and the Liberal Democrats to form the Government to form a so-called ‘rainbow alliance’ and have invited Caroline Lucas, as leader of the Green Party, on board.

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Hartfod Courant focuses on CT Greens strategy of targeting smaller races, running ordinary people

Read the full piece here.

“Millionaires and celebrities get all the attention,” said Tim McKee, a spokesman for Connecticut Greens and a member of the party’s national committee. “We want to get more average people running for office, but it’s becoming harder and harder. … It’s a millionaires’ club.”

This year, the Green Party has candidates for attorney general, secretary of the state, treasurer and comptroller.

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British Green Party announces 2010 election manifesto

Recently, the British Green Party released their new manifesto in anticipation of the May parliamentary elections.  The Greens are said to have a greater chance of winning a seat in Parliament this year than ever before, especially in the Brighton seat where their leader Caroline Lucas is running, and they are running a record number of candidates. … Read more ...

UK Greens could win first seat in Parliament

While the Green Party of the United Kingdom has elected a member of the European Parliament, they have not yet elected a member of Parliament in their own country.  However, this could change soon.  The Independent reports:

A poll of voting intentions carried out by ICM Research shows that the Greens, who had their best-ever result in the constituency in 2005, hold an eight-point lead over their nearest rivals, the Conservatives, with the Greens on 35 per cent, the Tories on 27, Labour on 25 and the Liberal Democrats on 11 per cent…

Several developments boost the chance of Britain’s first Green MP.

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