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My work on the Southern Rail Fiasco

GTR have repeatedly let down Brighton passengers and the situation remains particularly dreadful for the large number of people who pay through the nose to commute from Preston Park.   The timetable changes for people using Preston Park station are totally unacceptable and I am very aware that this is not just an implementation problem. 

Caroline Lucas: Nuclear announcement takes us a step further towards a calamitous mistake

Caroline has responded to a Government statement on a new nuclear power station. In a statement presented to the House of Commons today the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said that the Government is to consider direct investment to build a new nuclear power station at Wylfa on Anglesey.

Caroline Lucas said:

Caroline Lucas labels Heathrow decision as 'disastrous'

Caroline has said that the Government's plan to expand Heathrow airport is 'disastrous' and 'flies in the face of common sense and climate science'. Lucas' comments come after the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, unveiled plans to expand the airport without mentioning climate change even once in his statement. 

Caroline said:

Syria: The Prime Minister has trampled over parliamentary democracy and risks escalating a deadly situation

In a joint statement, Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley, the co-leaders of the Green Party, have responded to Britain's airstrikes in Syria. 

They said: 

Tories try to drown out Caroline's Question on Cambridge Analytica

On Wednesday Tory MPs tried to drown out Caroline's question on Cambridge Analytica - but she persevered and demanded cross-party talks to address serious issues regarding our electoral processes.

Caroline responds to Government's bottle return scheme

Caroline has responded to a government announcement on a deposit return scheme. The Government has said it will introduce a deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and slash the amount of waste polluting our land and seas subject to consultation later this year.

Lucas says that such a scheme is 'just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to reducing plastics waste'.

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