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Live webchat with Caroline Lucas, Green Party leader and MEP, Fri 26 Mar, 1pm

(60 Posts)
GeraldineMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Mar-10 12:14:42

We're very pleased to welcome Caroline Lucas for a webchat this Friday, 26 March, at 1pm.

She's Green Party leader and MEP for South East of England. This is Caroline's second Mumsnet webchat - she first joined us in May 2009.

The Greens are fielding a record number of candidates at the forthcoming election and have high hopes of winning their first Westminster seats - in particular, Caroline is hoping to win Brighton Pavilion, while Andrew Ramsay in Norwich South and Darren Johnson in Lewisham Deptford are tipped to join her in Parliament.

In her speech to the Greens' spring conference, Caroline asked: "Does anyone believe that Brown has earned another five years in power. Or that Britain will be a fairer and more just place to live if David Cameron becomes prime minister? Because if the answer to the problems in our democracy is David Cameron, we need to think again about the question."

If you have any questions for Caroline, please join us.

CarolineLucas Fri 26-Mar-10 13:58:41

Hi Weneedtoleaveinfiveminutes,

you'd have to ask Mumsnet about that - but I am very happy to be back!

Thanks,
Caroline.

CarolineLucas Fri 26-Mar-10 14:03:29

Personally, I am concerned about the prevalence of pornography in mainstream culture, and the way that the line beween what used to be considered hard core and what is sold in newsagents and supermarkes becomes increasingly blurred.

The increasing sexualisation of young girls and women in the media puts enormous pressure not only on women but also on boys, who are pressurised to act out a stereotyped version of "being a man" in which power over women is seen to be "normal."

CarolineLucas Fri 26-Mar-10 14:04:41

Hello itwouldbemypleasure,

Brighton is part of my MEP constituency and I have always spent a great deal of time here. So I certainly don't feel like I have been parachuted in. I was approached by the local party and asked to stand, and I have the backing of a strong and united local team, including Keith. He is a fantastic local councillor and very much fits with my image of the Green Party - hard working, listening and progressive.

All the best,
Caroline.

CarolineLucas Fri 26-Mar-10 14:09:07

Hi Darcymum,

First point to make is that shivering in an unheated house is definitely not a green option! I'd like to see more grants and support for people wanting to use renewable options like ground source heat pumps as I understand that cost can be a prohibitive factor. The cottage sounds pretty idyllic though and hope you are enjoying smile

Thanks,
Caroline.

CarolineLucas Fri 26-Mar-10 14:10:38

Sadly my hour is up, so will have to go, but thanks so much to Mumsnet for having me, and to everyone for your questions! - I've been typing like a mad thing to keep up with them all, so hope there aren't too many typos

aviatrix Fri 26-Mar-10 14:12:03

Thank you Caroline and good luck!

GeraldineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 26-Mar-10 14:13:02

Thanks to everybody who posted questions and took part. And thanks to Caroline for coming on again.

Lulumaam Fri 26-Mar-10 16:07:07

thanks for answering my question, am going to look into composting/wormeries

much appreciated smile

StewieGriffinsMom Fri 26-Mar-10 16:09:17

She was good wasn't she!

gabriel123 Sat 27-Mar-10 19:54:54

Green party living in cloud cuckoo land what a waste of a vote this woman is a hypocrite if anybody could be bothered to research her there are a few skeletons I`ll bet, if you want Green go and live in the country we have been recycling for hundreds of years anyone who tries to have green credetials who has lived in a city has no idea about nature or the planet it is complete rubbish global warming is jusy another tax raising dodge thats why Gordon Brown is so keen on it.

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