Caroline Lucas

2 Aug 2016

ERS Quiz the Green Party Leadership Candidates on Democratic Reform

The Green Party of England & Wales’ leadership (and Deputy Leadership) election is in full swing, with voting open until the 25 th August . At the ERS, we’re running Q&As with all the leadership and deputy leadership candidates – including for the upcoming UKIP leadership vote (plus, hopefully, a hustings for the Labour ballot – it’s all happening!). We’ve quizzed the candidates on voting […]
18 Jul 2016

Electoral Reform in Parliament again

Two of our issues are back in the House of Commons this week as Caroline Lucas, the Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion, will be presenting her ‘Electoral Reform (Proportional Representation and Reduction of Voting Age)’ motion. Whilst ‘ Ten Minute Rule ’ motions of this kind rarely become law, they provide a chance for MPs to support a motion they care about and a chance for arguments of both […]
24 Nov 2015

Caroline Lucas MP: "We can’t let our constitution be rewritten behind closed doors"

This is a guest post from Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion Devolution deals signed across the country with barely any public involvement, and a review of the House of Lords led by a Conservative hereditary Peer – it seems that our constitution is being re-shaped behind closed doors. Let’s start with devolution. Plans to hand councils more powers are being signed across the country as we […]