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 ...
Christmas message from Green Party leader Natalie Bennett Hello, and merry Christmas. I hope it is a wonderful one for you and friends and family.
Now is a time to focus on friends, family and community - not just in our immediate neighbourhoods but across the country and around the world.
This means thinking about what can be done to help those for whom Christmas is another day of struggle. In Britain, there are the millions grappling with debt, with uncertainty about their jobs or hours in zero-hours contracts. Families and individuals are being hit-hard by savage and random benefit sanctions that have left them penniless. Former public servants have been left hunting for employment after the essential services in which they worked were cut.
Across the world, we turn our thoughts to the victims of Ebola in West Africa, to those suffering in war and conflict regions like Syria, Iraq and Libya - places for which we have special responsibility for past actions.
We can only thank the many people volunteering, working, donating to help de
Green Party: Councils should be given more money not less to help provide essential local services.
The Green Party has today argued that councils must be given increased funding to maintain and support community services after the Government announced that councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power next year.
Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett said:
“At a time when people are already struggling on low wages or insecure employment and with the queues at food-banks continuing to grow, the last thing communities need is for their local support lines to be cut. Sadly, this government seems determined to push our local councils to breaking point – regardless of the pain it inflicts on households up and down the country. Demand for local services is increasing and these new cuts mean that councils which are already operating services at the bare minimum will now be forced to drastically reduce the services provided; from disability centres to elderly care to children’s centres.
The Green Party would help local councils by investing in their se
Ashcroft Poll: Clear lead for Green MP Caroline Lucas
THIS MORNING, LORD ASHCROFT RELEASED HIS FINAL CONSTITUENCY POLLING OF 2014, WHICH INCLUDED BRIGHTON PAVILION.
PLEASE FIND BELOW A STATEMENT FROM ADAM MCGIBBON, CAROLINE LUCAS MP'S CAMPAIGN MANAGER, REGARDING THE POLL.
ADAM MCGIBBON, CAMPAIGN MANAGER, SAID:
"This poll is hugely encouraging. It shows a significant widening of Caroline's lead over the last Ashcroft poll, with Caroline opening up a 10 point lead over Labour. While we are not taking anything for granted, we are delighted that the voters of Brighton Pavilion appear to be swinging behind Caroline and can see the unique and special benefits of having her as their MP.”
He continued: “Caroline’s an outstanding local MP, with an exceptionally strong national voice. Highly regarded across the benches, she holds strong political sway and her track record speaks for itself.
“She relentlessly stands up for what matters to her constituents. And whether it's speaking out for the NHS, affordable housing, cut
Leaders Debates: 79% of public want to see Green Party represented at the ITV Leaders Debate
Four in five members’ of the public want to see the Green Party represented at next year’s Leaders Debates. A whopping 79% of people surveyed in an poll by ICM said they would welcome seeing a Green Party representative at the ITV Leaders Debate in 2015.
In the interests of fairness the question was independently verified by ICM to make sure there was no bias and also shown to ITV before polling. ITV were invited to partake in the framing of the question put by ICM but declined.
Over ¾ of the people polled responded favourablywhen asked the question :
“You may have seen or heard that ITV has announced proposals for a televised Leader's Debate in the run up to the 2015 General Election which is likely to be held in May next year. ITV currently propose to invite the leaders of the Conservative Party, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and UKIP to participate, but not the leader of the Green Party. Do you think that the leader of the Green Party should or should not a