Caroline Lucas is the Green Party parliamentary candidate for Brighton Pavilion. She was elected as the UK's first Green Member of Parliament in 2010.
I may not 'fit in' with the grey suits of Westminster.
But I know that being there matters.
It matters because the vast majority of people I speak to in Brighton have had enough of the way politics is going in our country.
It matters because the real opposition to this Government is not coming from Labour – it's coming from the Green Party.
When I've stood up in parliament, I’m not tied to vested interests or the party line. I am free to stand up for you, for Brighton and for what I believe in.
I’m standing for:
- Our NHS, our schools, our railways and other public services in public hands
- A fair and resilient local economy that puts people and local jobs first
- Better quality, affordable, secure housing that meets local demand
- Affordable energy, radical action to tackle climate change, protecting our way of life
In 2010, Brighton Pavilion showed that a different kind of politics is possible. That you can stand firm by your principles and still be elected and in re-electing me in 2015, 2017 and again in 2019, Brighton made history again. I couldn’t be more proud to be an MP of this wonderful city. I’m completely honoured to be able to represent it.