16 Facts About Caroline Lucas

1. In her time as a politician and activist, Caroline Lucas has won the 2006 Michael Kay Award "for her outstanding contribution to European animal welfare" from the RSPCA.

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2. On 15 April 2018, Caroline Lucas attended the launch event of the People's Vote, a campaign group calling for a public vote on the final Brexit deal between the UK and the European Union.

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3. In August 2015, Caroline Lucas endorsed Jeremy Corbyn's campaign in the Labour Party leadership election.

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4. In early 2013, Caroline Lucas co-signed a letter which was published in The Guardian newspaper which officially marked her support for the People's Assembly movement.

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5. In an article for The Guardian, Caroline Lucas wrote that "it's now time for me to show the power of letting go".

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6. In May 2018, Caroline Lucas announced that at the end of her two-year term in September, she would not seek re-election as co-leader of the Green Party.

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7. On 31 May 2016, it was announced that Caroline Lucas would run for the position of the Leader of the Green Party in a job share arrangement with the welfare spokesman Jonathan Bartley in the forthcoming 2016 Green Party leadership election.

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8. In the 2015 general election, Caroline Lucas was re-elected with a much increased majority of 7,967 and vote share.

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9. On 19 August 2013, Caroline Lucas was arrested at a non-violent protest against Cuadrilla Resources fracking operations in Sussex.

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10. As well as being the first Green MP, Caroline Lucas was the first woman to be elected as an MP for Brighton.

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11. In May 2010, Caroline Lucas was elected as the first Green MP to Westminster with a majority of 1,252.

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12. On 18 July 2007, it was announced that Caroline Lucas had been selected by the Brighton Green Party.

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13. In 2007, Caroline Lucas declared her intention to stand for the Green Party's nomination for the prospective parliamentary candidate in the Brighton Pavilion constituency for the next general election.

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14. In July 2010, Caroline Lucas expressed her support for seven campaigners of the Smash EDO campaign who had caused approximately £180,000 damage to an EDO MBM arms factory and were acquitted of conspiring to cause criminal damage.

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15. In July 2008, Caroline Lucas joined the Green New Deal Group, an alliance of experts in finance, energy and the environment.

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16. While at university, Caroline Lucas went on many trips to Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp and Molesworth peace camp when involved with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

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