Caroline Lucas – Green MP for Brighton Pavilion – to stand down at next General Election

Graham Robson June 8, 2023

Caroline Lucas MP has announced that she will not stand for Brighton Pavilion in the next General Election, expected in 2024.

First elected in 2010, Caroline Lucas was the first Green Party MP in the country. Three-times winner of the Parliamentarian of the Year Award, she grew her majority in 2019 to have the largest of any post-war MP in Brighton & Hove, including Brighton Kemptown and Hove.

As an MP, Caroline has served as Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Climate Change and Limits to Growth. She has been a Co-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency and Democratic Participation, and Deputy Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Renewable and Sustainable Energy.

Cllr Pete West, who was the first Green elected in Brighton & Hove in 1996, said: “Caroline Lucas has been a towering figure, both in Brighton & Hove and in Westminster. She has an incredible reputation with people of all or no parties. People across the city will forever be grateful for everything she has done over her years of service.”

Cllr Steve Davis, Convenor of the Green Group on Brighton & Hove Council, said: “Throughout difficult times and years of public service, Caroline Lucas has been an unflinching beacon of hope to many people in this city and across the country.

“Caroline has inspired so many people to get involved in politics, by embodying the best of politicians; speaking truth to power and championing principle and integrity every day.”