Dr Caroline Lucas becomes the First Green MP in Westminster
There is now a Green Party MP in Parliament.
Caroline Lucas has been a hard working MEP under the European Proportional Representation system but she now gains a seat for Brighton Pavillion under the Majority vote.
She has made political history.
The Greens have gained their first MP at Westminster - party leader Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pavillion
And Tweets from the Green Party:
- Caroline Lucas wins!: Greens all over the UK were celebrating this morning as the news was announced that ... http://bit.ly/b0h3ow
- God, it felt good to type that.
- Caroline Lucas has won
and first Tweets from Dr Caroline Lucas.
"Heartfelt thanks to voters of Brighton Pavilion for amazing Green result, & thanks so much for all the wonderful messages of support"
Caroline Lucas has been recognised as an outstanding woman of achievement:
In her time as a politician and activist, Lucashas won the Michael Kay Award "for her outstanding contribution to European animal welfare" from the RSPCA[.
She was named in the Top 10 of the New Statesman Magazine Person of the Year Award 2006, which was voted for by New Statesman readers, alongside varied personalities writers in the magazine in the weeks before the vote[
Lucas won the award for Politician of the Year 2007 in The Observer Newspaper Ethical Awards, having been shortlisted alongside Gordon Brown and David Cameron. The award was voted for by Observer readers
In July 2007, Lucas came in eighth place in the New Consumer Magazine Top 100 Ethical Heroes list. The list was designed to recognise people who "made the biggest contribution to ethical consumption over the last five years". According to New Consumer magazine, "if you had to trust one person with changing the world you could do worse than rely on Lucas" During the same month, BBC Wildlife magazine named her in their Top 50 Conservationists.