Green MP gets pre-election book deal

Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion
Caroline Lucas, Green MP for Brighton Pavilion

Caroline Lucas will release a book about her experiences of parliament before the general election.

Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavilion, will release a book about her experiences of parliament before next year’s general election.

Portobello Books will publish the book, called No Honourable Friends: Parliament and the Fight for Change by Caroline Lucas, Britain’s first Green MP, after securing the rights from Ms Lucas’s literary agent, Bill Hamilton.

The book has been billed as part diary, part scathing analysis of the failure of the parliamentary system, and will make interesting reading in the run-up to what is expected to be a hotly-contested election.

Max Porter, senior editor at Portobello, said the publisher was looking forward to releasing Ms Lucas’s story.

He said: “Caroline Lucas is a radical, inspiring and trustworthy politician of singular energy and integrity.

“No Honourable Friends will combine insights into the working life an MP with a much-needed critique of the way we are governed.

“Free from the finger-pointing polemics and rampant hypocrisy of most political books, Caroline’s book will be required reading for anybody interested in how the country works, and how it might work better.”