14 September 2011
Green Party leader Caroline Lucas, MP for Brighton Pavilion, has been named “MP of the Year” in the Scottish Widows & Dods Women in Public Life Awards – just 16 months after she was elected as the first Green to enter the UK Parliament.
The title was awarded to the Brighton Pavilion MP for proving to be “the most effective woman in the House of Commons who has shown outstanding achievement during the parliamentary year.”
Since being elected in the 2010 general election, the MP has also been named “Best All Rounder” in the Total Politics End of Year MP awards – and “Newcomer of the Year” by the Spectator in its 2010 Parliamentarian of the Year awards.
On receiving the accolade from Scottish Widows and Dods, Caroline said: “I am delighted that my work as a Member of Parliament has been recognised in this way. It is an incredible honour to serve the people of Brighton Pavilion, and I will continue to strive to be the strong and principled voice which our city deserves.
“Until we see far more women represented at senior levels in politics and industry, playing a far greater role in decision making at the top, I think awards like these are an important way of highlighting and celebrating female achievement.”
In Parliament, Caroline is a Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fuel Poverty, and Vice Chair of the Public and Commercial Services, Sustainable Housing, Animal Welfare, and CND All Party Parliamentary Groups.
She is also a member of the Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee, and sits on the Energy Bill Committee.
Caroline continues to be an active campaigner on a range of issues and is Vice President of Stop the War Coalition and the RSPCA, a CND National Council Member, a Director of the International Forum on Globalization; a Matron of the Women’s Environmental Network; and a Patron of Martlet’s hospice in East Sussex.
For more on the Women in Public Life Awards, visit: http://www.womeninpubliclifeawards.co.uk/
If the Reds don’t get a 4,000 gate do they pay rent or not,because if they don’t you have some serious questions to answer. It worries me after the stars story on you subsidising rent on two office blocks.The real question is are we becoming the soft touch at Salford Council for Big Business?
I no longer sit with the Liberal Democrats but when i did i was asked to sit on Children’s services. If my memory serves me well i went to a meeting with my colleague Mrs Janice Heywood we both sat and put forward question after question many set by another Liberal Democrat at the Time Mr Ainsworth all related to BSF and school spaces it was obvious that there would be a lack of space. Mr Ainsworth had analysed the figures produced by LABOUR there interest Nil.and that is the reality so when your child can’t find a space or cramped into inappropriate buildings blame Labour because that don’t listen if you don’t wear a Red Badge in the COUNCIL you don’t exist and that is the sad fact.
September 15th, 2011 at 10:36 am
Mr Merry I do hope you get gates of 10.000,because I understand if the Reds don’t get gates of 4000 they DON’T PAY any rent. Now I am not sure if its a case of the week the gates are over that number rent is paid and if under they don’t pay. So going off what gates they have had at the Willows,we won’t be getting much rent from them.
Mr Merry can you tell me what community interest you have for this project, have you any groups signed up to use the COMMUNITY stadium, or what ever it is going to be called.????????????????
WAIT AND SEE!!!!!!
Seems like the answers i get from my three year old Granddaughter is Mary right JOHN? should we be a little worried over our returns.
PS good to see you are making such a great Job with our schools Cllr Warmishams record was something to be concerned over,but now we don’t even have the space to fit the kids in. Oh my keep up the good work john vote Labour god help us.