Co-Leader, Green Party of England and Wales
MP for Brighton Pavilion
Caroline was the first Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, serving from 2008-2012, and now serves as Co-Leader. She represented the South East England region for eleven years as one of the Party’s first Members of European Parliament. In 2010, Caroline made Green history when she was elected as Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion — the first Green politician to be elected under a First Past the Post electoral system.
Now in her third term as MP, Caroline has co-chaired numerous parliamentary committees and working groups, including the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency, and others on Sustainable Housing and Animal Welfare. She also sits on Parliament’s influential Environmental Audit Committee.
Caroline’s devotion to Green politics has been recognized on numerous occasions. She has received The Observer’s Politician of the Year award on three occasions, was listed by The Guardian as one of fifty people who could save the planet in 2008, and was awarded the Michael Kay Award for her outstanding contribution to European animal welfare in 2006.