Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Greens win historic first seat

Caroline Lucas at the General Election count in Brighton

Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has made electoral history after becoming the party's first MP.

Ms Lucas gained the Brighton Pavilion constituency from Labour where the Greens had run a targeted campaign.

Speaking after the result was announced she said: "Today the people of Brighton Pavilion have made history by electing Britain's first Green MP to Westminster.

"Thank you so much for putting the politics of hope above the politics of fear and I pledge that I will do my very best to do you proud.

"For once the word historic fits the bill."