Brighton MP to stand down as Green Party co-leader

Caroline Lucas, Brighton Pavilion's Green MP
Caroline Lucas, Brighton Pavilion's Green MP

Caroline Lucas is to step down from joint leadership of her party to focus on her Brighton Pavilion constituency, she announced this morning (May 30).

The MP revealed the move in The Guardian newspaper.

On Twitter this morning, she said: “I’m not re-standing for co-leadership of @TheGreenParty.

“So proud to have done the co-leadership thing with @jon_bartley - and to leave the party representing people in more places than ever.

“Thanks to everyone for the support. Onwards!”

Ms Lucas had shared the role of Green Party leader with Jonathan Bartley since 2016, and she also served as sole leader of the party between 2008 and 2012. She was first elected as MP for Brighton Pavilion in 2010, and remains The Green Party’s only MP.

More to follow.