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 ...
Caroline Lucas MP: The Government’s shady response to the Panama Papers revelations has been utterly unacceptable CAROLINE Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, said:
“The Government’s shady response to these revelations has been utterly unacceptable. David Cameron should have been straight with the public but instead he’s dragged out this affair and attempted to avoid admitting that he profited from the sale of shares in an offshore fund.
“It’s now time for the network of destructive tax havens – many of which are closely linked to Britain – to be shut down. The Government must immediately force full transparency - insisting that every British territory demand the identification and publication of the beneficial ownership of all companies on their registers.
“There is simply no excuse for a continued halfhearted approach to tax avoidance. It sucks resources from our economy – and further entrenches the divide between the haves and the have-nots. David Cameron must now come to Parliament on Monday and be entirely honest with the British Public – any further evasion of
Sanders gives Green Party backing for striking junior doctors Larry Sanders, whose brother Bernie is vying with Hillary Clinton for the Democrat nominee for the 2016 presidential election, is giving his full support to junior doctors striking over new contract term.
Larry Sanders, health and social care spokesperson for the Green Party said:
“The junior doctors are heroes in the fight for a public NHS. They do not want to strike; their pride is in their work. Jeremy Hunt is attempting to force a contract on them which puts patients at risk and reduces their pay. If he succeeds he will drive devoted doctors from the NHS. We already have too few doctors, nurses and hospital beds, with £22 billion of further cuts in the pipe line. A victory for Hunt would be an important step towards a profit-based NHS.
“The junior doctors deserve our full support. The Green Party offers that. We ask the other Parties to join us.”
“My brother, Sen. Bernie Sanders, is campaigning to create a National Health Program for the U.S. He is oppose
Green Party release daring, genre-busting Party Election Broadcast * Green Party again breaks the mould with comic #GrownUpPolitics Party Election Broadcast
Following the success of spoof boy band video 'Change the Tune' last year (1), the Green Party has released ‘The not so secret life of 5 year-old politicians’, a satirical election broadcast designed to shake up British politics.
The broadcast positions the Green Party as the only true alternative to the establishment parties, who offer more of the same childish Punch and Judy politics.
In the daring broadcast, child actors playing British politicians are shown squabbling and infighting in amusing ‘playground politics’ scenarios. In one scene, Tory leadership hopeful Boris Johnson is seen lording it over his rivals from the top of the climbing frame and promising to flush Chancellor George Osborne’s “long term-economic plan” down the toilet. In another comical scene, front-benchers trade petty insults at a raucous Prime Minister’s Questions in the school gym.
Anthony (Tony) Michael Whittaker - an appreciation Anthony (Tony) Michael Whittaker 04/05/1932 — 01/04/2016
Anthony (Tony) Michael Whittaker, one of the founders of the Green Party, passed away on Friday 1 April, peacefully, and after a recent illness. He was 83.
Tony was born in Coventry, the only son of Mary and Arthur Whittaker, who had moved there from Blackpool. In 1939 when WW2 was declared, Tony was seven years old. In 1941, he watched Coventry burn in the November blitz.
He attended Warwick School, and studied Law at Birmingham University. He served Articles of Clerkship as a solicitor in Coventry and later became a partner in three firms, two of which he established. The last, Whittakers, had just two partners; Tony and his wife Lesley. It was from the office of Whittakers that PEOPLE, what was to become the Green Party, was established in 1973. The Whittakers helped set up PEOPLE alongside Michael Benfield and his then associate, and later wife, Freda, who were in business just round the corner in the city centre. The