Caroline Lucas

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Caroline Lucas joined the Green Party in 1986 and won the Party’s second UK County Council seat in Oxford in 1993. In September 2008, she was elected as the first ever leader of the Green Party.

Caroline was first elected to the European Parliament as one of the first UK Green MEPs in June 1999 to represent the South East region, and was re-elected in both 2004 and 2009 with increased vote shares. She is a member of the International Trade Committee and the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee – and sits on the Parliament’s Temporary Climate Change Committee.

Caroline is a Director of the International Forum on Globalisation, and an Advisory Board Member of the Transition Towns Movement. She was voted Politician of the Year in the Observer Ethical Awards in 2007 and 2009, and was also named as one of the Guardian’s ‘Top 50 eco heroes’ in January 2008. Caroline was voted ‘MEP of the Year’ 2008 in the Parliament magazine awards for her work on trade.

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