Caroline Lucas (@CarolineLucas )

Caroline Lucas

Bio Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, former leader and co-leader of @TheGreenParty, Mum
Location Brighton
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Followers 451,5K
Following 5,9K
Account created 08-10-2009 08:46:30
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iPhone : 📝This week, the #BHBudget for 2020/21 will be decided at a meeting of councillors.

BHGreenCouncillors will be putting forward positive proposals to tackle our #ClimateCrisis 🌎, housing crisis🏠 and the effects of Tory cuts. ✂️

Here is Green Convenor Cllr Phélim Mac Cafferty on their plans👇

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iPhone : Councils must be given powers to regulate Airbnb industry, which is having major impact on already overstretched private rental sector & on more highly regulated hotels and B&Bs, which are being undercut

There needs to be a level
playing field #Brighton
theguardian.com/technology/202…

iPhone : .Sian Berry responds to Heathrows misleading claim that theyre to become a zero carbon airport ✈️

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Twitter Web App : The pressure put on the availability of local housing by Airbnb in some areas of UK is intolerable

Local councils must be given powers to regulate this, so local housing needs are not squeezed out

theguardian.com/technology/202…

iPhone : “Judging progress requires a different yardstick of success”

Great advice to the G20 that endless GDP growth is not the route to a better future, nor achievable if we are to respect Earth’s natural limits
theguardian.com/business/2020/…

Twitter Web App : Care leavers get a special *gift* on their 22nd birthday – a huge drop in their housing allowance, leaving them at risk of homelessness

This should not be how we treat some of most disadvantaged in our society

@CentrepointUK Depaul UK

Me in Metro

metro.co.uk/2020/02/19/gov…

Twitter Web App : Priti Patel's immigration system slams the door on so many of the people who

- Care for us
- Build our homes
- Make up our communities

Free movement has broadened our horizons and I still believe in an open minded, welcoming & diverse Britain

theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/f…

Twitter Web App : Ten days of widespread flooding and there’s been

- No interest from the prime minister
- No COBRA meeting
- No plan

This flooding is the new normal. The Government needs to urgently get to grips with new climate risks and take the action needed

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-515550…

Twitter Web App : Interested in helping to solve #Brighton & Hove’s housing crisis?

Find out more & enjoy free music & food at Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust’s Community Share Offer Launch Party on Sat Feb 29

Tickets are going fast! tinyurl.com/bhclt-launch
Brighton & Hove Community Land Trust

iPhone : As the UK recovers from #StormDennis, its clear that we need a comprehensive planning system to enable us to build a resilience to our changing climate.

We’ve written to the PM ahead of his White Paper on Planning urging just this.

See the full letter 👇

iPhone : Yet more hypocrisy from the UK government on #ClimateEmergency

If 'net-zero' target is to be more than Tory greenwash, more ambitious action needs to start now twitter.com/DrSimEvans/sta…

iPhone : Storm Dennis: Heavier rainfall is ‘100% for certain’ linked to climate crisis, experts warn | The Independent independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-n…

Twitter Web App : Animals are sentient beings & deserve better protection

Govt supports a 5-year maximum sentence for animal cruelty. This should apply to anyone guilty of cruelty, not just owners or keepers. More here👇

carolinelucas.com/latest/tougher…

Pleased to have cross-party support for my EDM

Twitter Web App : Our voting system is broken. In GE2019:

-Tories got 44% of votes but 56% of seats
-14.5m people have an MP they didn't vote for
-71% of votes were “wasted”

Make Votes Matter are campaigning to #ChangeTheVotingSystem

Join them in #Brighton
facebook.com/events/s/make-…

iPhone : Thoughts with all those facing the heartbreak and devastation of flooded homes yet again today.
Let’s get real about investing in appropriate flood defences - and crucially about tackling the #ClimateEmergency twitter.com/TheGreenParty/…

iPhone : ⛈ Extreme weather events are becoming more & more common in the U.K.

📰 Every single broadcast or column inch needs to link these events with climate change

👩‍⚖️& the government needs to put in place preventative measures such as a #greennewdeal now

twitter.com/i/events/12290…

iPhone : The regularity and severity of these storms is increasing, and were starting to feel the effects of the climate crisis.

Adrienne Buller from Common Wealth on the #SkyNews paper review this morning

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