The Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW) (Welsh: Plaid Werdd Cymru a Lloegr) is a political party in England and Wales. It is the largest Green party in the United Kingdom, containing within it various regional divisions including the semi-autonomous Wales Green Party. The party currently has one Member of Parliament in the House of Commons, Caroline Lucas, who represents the constituency of Brighton Pavilion after winning her seat in the 2010 general election and was the party's first leader, serving from 2008 until 2012, when she was succeeded by Natalie Bennett. They also have one life peer (Jenny Jones), two MEPs in the European Parliament and two members of the London Assembly, as well as 141 councillors in various local councils across England and Wales.
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A new Tax and Financial Transparency Bill has been tabled in the House of Commons to tackle the UK's billion-pound tax evasion scandal.The move was initiated on 17 March 2011 by Caroline Lucas, leader of the Green Party in England and Wales, and MP for Brighton Pavilion.Lucas launched the Bill after posing a number of Parliamentary Questions to the Chancellor, in which she exposed the fact that HMRC is failing to prevent serious tax evasion which could amount to as much as £16 billion of lost tax.A report published this week by Tax Research UK reveals that around 500,000 companies ...
...delivers her first speech to her peers
Caroline Lucas delivers maiden speech to Parliament
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.
I think anyone would find their first speech in this chamber daunting, given its history and traditions, and the many momentous events it has witnessed.
But I have an additional responsibility, which is to speak not only as the new Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion, but also as the first ...
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Earlier this month Caroline Lucas made history by becoming the Green Party’s first Member of Parliament (MP) in the UK House of Commons. Lucas represents the constituency of Brighton Pavilion, on the south coast of England. She is also the head of the Green Party of England and Wales and was a Member of the European Parliament, representing South East England, from 1999-2010.
Saturday’s Guardian features an interview and profile of the groundbreaking British politician, her activist background, UK Green Party policies and her impressions of the House of Commons vs. the European ...
Greens Party's boy band broadcast takes the internet by storm * Change the Tune is the most-watched broadcast of the May 2015 General Election campaign
* Over 870,000 total views (1) and counting
* Watch the video here > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPgS7p40ERg
‘Change the Tune’, the Green Party’s genre-busting election political broadcast (2), has proved a record-breaking hit online.
The spoof boy band video, which was released on Wednesday 8th April, has raced to over 800,000 views and continues to spread like wildfire online. The broadcast first aired at 17.55 on television last night (April 9th 2015).
Change the Tune has quickly become the 2015 General Election campaign’s most viewed party political broadcast on YouTube, surpassing Labour’s. The hashtag #ChangeTheTune trended top in the UK on micro-blogging website Twitter for much of the afternoon on 8th April.
In the daring spoof, comedians playing Prime Minister David Cameron, Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg, Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband and UKIP Leader Nige
Greens Campaign to Lift Ban on Job-share MPs * Green Party members prevented from standing for parliament for Basingstoke on a joint, job-share candidacy
* Sarah Cope and Clare Phipps wish to stand as joint members, together exercising a single vote in Parliament
* There exists no legislative or other prohibition on joint candidature for election to Parliament
* Lifting ban would lead to a more representative Parliament and pave way for more female and disabled MPs, say Greens
Sarah Cope and Clare Phipps’ request for joint candidacy submitted to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council on Thursday 9th April was rejected today by the Electoral Returning Officer on the grounds of a ban on job-shares for MPs.
Neither Cope nor Phipps would be able to serve as a full-time MP. Cope is the main carer for two young children, and Phipps suffers from a disability which would prevent her from working full-time.
Allowing job-share MPs has been Green Party policy since 2012. In 2010 Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, used
Greens slam Tory 'half-measure' on train fares The Green Party has today accused the Tories of pledging only 'half-measures' on tackling the spiralling cost of train travel.
Natalie Bennett, leader of the Green Party, said:
"Cameron's pledge on fares offers little comfort to already squeezed rail commuters. It's another half-measure offered by a Prime Minister who's unwilling to take the bold action needed to cut the cost of using public transport.
"The Green Party is proposing to reduce rail fares by 10% - paid for cutting the huge budget for building new roads in Britain.
"We also need to address the systematic problems plaguing our profit driven rail system. Only the Green Party want the railways in public hands. When the current franchises expire we should end this failed experiment in privatised rail."
Featured Candidate: Rashid Nix In the run up to the General Election we will be giving you the opportunity to get to know some of our candidates. Our key candidates and spokespeople can be found here.
This year we will be standing in over 90% of seats in England and Wales.
Our candidate for Dulwich and West Norwood: Rashid Nix
Why are you standing as candidate in Dulwich and West Norwood?
I was selected to stand. The process of putting myself forward is part of a personal development programme I have been on. Complaining can only get you so far and it's within ones comfort zone. Time to step outside of our zones, people!
What are your top three priorities if elected?
Push to have solar panels installed on commercial properties across the constituency-we need to be producing cleaner, greener electricity and saving money. It's a no-brainer.Tuition fees-young people shouldn't be strapped with a lifetime worth of debt because they want to improve their education. What message are we sending out to young people?App