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 back junior doctors' plans for industrial action Green Party health spokesperson and GP Dr Jillian Creasy has given her party's backing for junior doctors currently fighting health secretary Jeremy Hunt's plans to change their contracts.
Creasy accused the government of 'locking in' the crisis in the NHS with the changes, which could see junior doctors' pay cut by up to 30 per cent, as 'sociable' working hours are extended. Her comments came after talks between Hunt and a junior doctors' leader broke down last night.
“This short-sighted government is constantly expecting the NHS to do more with less. Our NHS is in crisis, and by failing to invest in junior doctors, the government is locking this crisis in for years to come, as more junior doctors move abroad or simply quit.
“The Green Party stands with junior doctors, and supports their plans for industrial action over the planned changes to their contracts. These changes would be detrimental to the health of both junior doctors, who already work very long hours,
Natalie Bennett to appear at People’s Assembly Against Austerity rally in Sheffield tonight * Bennett: Austerity is an 'ideologically-driven, failed political experiment’
Green Party Leader Natalie Bennett will speak at a People’s Assembly rally in Sheffield tonight in advance of the large anti-austerity demonstration at the Conservative Party Conference on 4 October.
At tonight’s event, Bennett is expected to say that we need a "peaceful political revolution" to end the "ideologically-driven, failed experiment of austerity". Bennett will speak alongside Sam Fairbairn, National Secretary, People’s Assembly, and Jolyon Rubinstein, BAFTA-winning filmmaker/writer/perfomer (The Revolution Will be Televised).
Bennett, who, alongside Green Party activists and members, has been at the forefront of the anti-austerity movement, will say that “together we can and will deliver change. The cumulative effect of all our marches, demonstrations, and protests sends a powerful message to Westminster - that an alternative future is possible and that there is mass support ready t