13 December 2019
Caroline Lucas has been re-elected as MP for Brighton Pavilion for a third time. Lucas received 33,151 votes, a majority of 57.2%, up 4.9%.
The former Green Party Leader was first elected to Parliament in 2010 and has played a vital role in raising climate change up the agenda and holding other parties to account.
Green Party Co-Leader Jonathan Bartley said:
“We are so proud of everything that Caroline has achieved in Parliament over the last nine years. She will now continue to lead the fight against climate chaos.”
Caroline Lucas MP said:
“I feel incredibly proud that my majority has increased because it demonstrates that Brighton Pavilion continues to believe in compassion, justice and a bigger future.
“That matters so much when the status quo in this country is intolerable - and when we are now on course for it to become even more so.
“As well as proud I feel deeply angry too that our political system is so badly broken and is still letting individuals and our country down so badly. It has been doing so for decades.
“It has locked out millions and ignored their voices for years. And it’s our children and the climate that will pay the highest price of all.
“This may well have been a Brexit election but it was also the Climate Election and I am determined to make this the Climate Parliament.”