Something’s Got to Change – Caroline Lucas MP
Caroline Lucas is co-leader of the Green Party with Jonathan Bartley as well as its first MP, representing Brighton Pavilion. She served as an MEP from 1999 until 2010 and as an Oxfordshire councillor previously.
A long time campaigner for Parliamentary Reform, Caroline has played a key role in initiatives around the ‘Progressive Alliance’, taking part in meetings with politicians from other parties to argue for more co-operative working.
As the only Green Party MP in the House of Commons, Caroline has long experience of the difficulties faced by those who challenge the prevailing majority. She outlined some of her thinking in Honourable Friends: Parliament and the Fight for Change, published in 2015.
As part of Edge Hill’s Wonder Women initiative, Ms Lucas will be speaking about the role of women in politics and about how politics itself needs to change.
Caroline continues to be an active campaigner on a range of issues and has been voted the UK’s most ethical politician in 2007, 2009 and 2010 by readers of the Observer. She is Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fuel Poverty, as well as Vice Chair of the Animal Welfare, Public and Commercial Services, Sustainable Housing and CND All Party Parliamentary Groups. She is also in the Environment Agency’s Top 100 Eco-Heroes of all time
- 6.00pm – Registration, wine and canapés
- 6.30pm – Lecture and Q&A