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Green leader to stand down

Green Party MP and Leader Caroline Lucas has announced that she will not seek re-election as the party's leader when her second term expires in September.

In a statement on the Greens' website, Ms Lucas said: "We're lucky to have a wealth of capability and experience in our Party. Now feels like the right time to step aside, to allow more of that ability to come forward and help the party to grow."


Lucas bids to decriminalise drugs in Brighton

Green MP Caroline Lucas is to demand that drug use is decriminalised in Brighton and treatment emphasised above punishment. Ms Lucas plans to use Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' localism agenda to call for the change in local laws.


Leftwing Labour campaigner Tony Benn has launched a "coalition of resistance" in opposition to the coalition government's program of cuts. The coalition includes Caroline Lucas MP, John McDonnell MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP and Bob Crow from the RMT.


Lucas: Govt alcohol policy incoherent

Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has tabled two Early Day Motions urging the Government to overhaul its "ineffective and incoherent" policy on alcohol. The motions ask the Chancellor to consider minimum pricing on ultra-cheap alcohol and end the tax loophole that lets white cider sell for less than bottled water.

Ms Lucas believes preventing supermarkets from heavily discounting drink would also have a knock-on effect helping the UK's struggling local pubs.


Warsi warns of AV 'fascism'

Conservative party chairman Baroness Warsi has warned that AV gives more power to extremists. In an opinion piece for The Sun, she said that AV would mean mainstream candidates "pandering to extremist voters".

The news follows yesterday's "Yes" vote event in which Ed Miliband joined former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy and other senior MPs yesterday in a call for Britain to vote in favour of the Alternative Vote. Green Party leader Caroline Lucas also spoke at the cross-party event, but Nick Clegg was notably absent after Mr Miliband refused to share a platform with him.  


Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has become Britain's first Green MP after seeing off Labour's Nancy Platts by over 1,250 votes.


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