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 ...
100 days to go: Membership of the Green Party of England and Wales passes 50,000 WITH 100 days to go to the General Election, the Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW) are stepping up the case for an end to austerity.
The Green Party is experiencing an unprecedented membership surge and is polling at its highest levels ahead of a General Election for decades. GPEW membership passed 50,000 this morning (1) and combined UK Green parties membership is fast approaching 60,000.
Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader, said:
"Today is a day of opportunity. It marks the start of a countdown to one of the most competitive and unpredictable elections in living memory - an election when the British public have a chance to vote for genuine political change.
"The hold of the traditional political parties on Westminster is breaking up and so is the belief that we have to stick with an economic and political system that has concentrated wealth and power in the hands of a privileged few whilst the rest of us are left to suffer at the hands of the austerity agenda.
"We don't b
Greek election: Green MEPs' joint response GREEN Party MEPs Keith Taylor and Molly Scott Cato have issued a joint statement this morning after Syriza won yesterday’s General Election in Greece.
The Greek Ecologist Green Party, part of the European Green Party, took part in a joint election campaign with Syriza, which now sees them join a left coalition government in Greece.
In a joint statement issued this morning by Keith Taylor Green MEP for South East England and Molly Scott Cato Green MEP for South West England, they said:
“The result of the Greek elections has shown that the people of Greece have taken a strong stand against the politics of austerity. Greens share the view of the new government that austerity is a failed model which has piled misery on the poorest while making the wealthiest even richer. This result shows that challenging business as usual politics can win the support of the people. In the UK we are witnessing a Green Surge, in no small part due to our anti-austerity agenda, and we hope the Greek el
Green Party Included In Election Book Series The Green Party is pleased to announce its inclusion in the Why Vote book series, aimed at introducing the general reader to party policies ahead of the general election 2015. In the Greens’ edition, out on 29 January, Deputy Leader Shahrar Ali has recruited some of the Greens’ leading thinkers and activists to explore how the party provides a credible left-wing alternative to Labour in 2015.
Darren Johnson, Green Party London Assembly Member said:
“Green politics in the UK has been gaining rapid momentum in recent times. Membership and public support for the party is growing and voting Green is becoming a viable option for more and more people. Read Why Vote Green 2015 to find out what makes the Green Party tick and what its vision for the future looks like.”
Among the contributors are Molly Scott Cato Green MEP for the South West on Economy, Sarah Cope, Chair of Green Party Women on Women's Politics, Deputy Leader Amelia Womack on Young People and Politics, Adam Rams
Leaders' Debates announced - Green Party statement Leaders' Debates - Green Party statement
* Green Party: The broadcasters have recognised that the future of British politics does not need to look like the politics of the past
The Green Party has welcomed the broadcasters’ revised proposals for the Leaders’ Debates and looks forward to taking part in the Debates, which have the potential to fundamentally reshape British politics during the official election campaign and beyond.
By monitoring the “electoral landscape” and “taking into account … the expressions of public support for the debates to go ahead and for a wider range of parties to be included in the debates”, the broadcasters have recognised that the future of British politics does not need to look like the politics of the past.
Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader, said:
“The decision to include the Greens in two debates is an acceptance by the broadcasters that we now are in an age of multi-party politics.
“This groundbreaking decision se