Caroline Lucas MP delivers maiden speech in Parliament

The threat from climate change featured strongly in the first speech to the House of Commons by Britain’s first Green MP this afternoon. But the new MP for Brighton Pavilion also drew attention to the UK’s need for greater gender equality, for an elected House of Lords, for an improvement to Britain’s record on civil liberties, and for the introduction of a genuinely proportional electoral system. “Politics needs to renew itself, and allow new ideas and visions to emerge,” she told the House.

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Full text of the speech here.

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