Historic Green Victory

The Green Party has won its first ever Westminster seat. Caroline Lucas, who will represent the Brighton Pavilion constituency, beat her closest rivals by a margin of more than 1,000. It is a first in UK electoral history and represents a real breakthrough for green politics.

Update:

Channel 4 profiles the UK’s first Green MP.

At Open Democracy the Green councillor, Dr Rupert Read, is unsuprisingly upbeat about the future of his party.

And an article in the Guardian asks ‘what next’ for the Greens?

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Four for Friday

Marthinus van Schalkwyk – the next UN climate chief?

The Ecologist – on how the majority of consumer motives for buying green are selfish.

The Economist – claims that America’s distorted energy markets, not just its coastlinee, need cleaning up.

Cllick here for details about the World Environment Day 2010 blogging competition.