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Caroline calls for a citizens' assembly

Caroline Lucas has called on Parliament to establish a citizens’ assembly to draw up a plan of action on climate breakdown. 

In a major speech at the Royal Society of Arts on Monday, the Green Party MP said “in many respects representative democracy provides an incredibly blunt mandate – especially under first past the post” – and suggested that using more deliberative methods “can help iron out the problems with direct democracy”. 

Caroline Lucas to join school climate strike

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas is to join school children on strike over climate change this Friday.

The Brighton Pavilion MP will address students at the city’s clock tower as they take part in a nationwide strike for climate action. Thousands of young people across the UK are expected to refuse to attend school in protest at the Government’s failure to slash emissions in line with targets to keep global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees.

Caroline and Preston Park commuters secure early trials of Gatwick Express

Govia Thameslink (GTR) has told Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas that Gatwick Express trains will be trialled at Preston Park station in a matter of weeks – after originally announcing they would return in May.

Caroline campaigned alongside the Preston Park Train Campaign for six months before GTR promised in November that slashed Gatwick Express services would return. But with passengers forced to endure travel chaos since May 2018’s disastrous timetable changes, the Green MP continued work with local commuters to push rail bosses for earlier trials.

“Dear Leavers, you were right to give the establishment a kicking” – Caroline launches project to change Brexit conversation

Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has today launched Dear Leavers – a project that has seen her visit leave-voting constituencies in a bid to find common ground.

 

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