Green Party elects new leaders

Caroline Lucas has been re-elected as the leader of the Green Party in a job share with Jonathan Bartley. Ms Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, was the leader of […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Caroline Lucas has been re-elected as the leader of the Green Party in a job share with Jonathan Bartley.

Ms Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, was the leader of the party between 2008 and 2012 while Mr Bartley is the party’s work and pension’s spokesman.

The party said the co-leadership is a “first in Westminster politics”.

The pair, who took 13,570 – or 88% – of the 15,467 votes cast, have promised policies that enable people to “take control” of their lives.

They have a plan with a ‘Green Industrial Strategy’ at the core, which they said would deliver “real security and prosperity”.

They added in a speech: “Imagine a new plan that will meet our obligations to future generations. A plan that will create jobs in every part of the country. Imagine local communities, empowered to take control of their own energy futures. Image Britain as a world leader in renewable technology. Our Green Guarantee means a new industrial revolution that will work for everyone.”