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Green Party leader Caroline Lucas to speak in Lancaster public meeting


Caroline Lucas MP at the People's Climate March 2014
Caroline Lucas MP at the People's Climate March 2014
Chris Satori


Caroline Lucas MP, co-leader of the Green Party, and Danielle Paffard from will be speaking at a public meeting on Monday 18 September in Lancaster Town Hall. Doors open at 7.00 p.m. for a 7.15 p.m. start.

They will be coming to Lancaster after joining in a protest outside Cuadrilla's fracking site between Preston and Blackpool earlier that day, and will be speaking about fracking, energy security and climate breakdown, from political, economic and activist perspectives.  

Caroline Lucas served as a Member of the European Parliament from 1999 until 2010, when she was elected as the UK's first Green MP, representing Brighton Pavilion. Caroline is a Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency, and Vice Chair of the Public and Commercial Services, Sustainable Housing, CND and Animal Welfare All Party Parliamentary Groups. She also sits on Parliament's influential Environmental Audit Committee. She is a passionate campaigner on a broad range of issues, and has won many national awards including 'most ethical politician' and 'most influential MP'.

Danielle Paffard is an activist and campaigner who's been involved in a range of grassroots movements working on social and environmental justice. She helped initiate the direct action network UK Uncut that put corporate tax avoidance firmly on the political map, and co-founded and chaired Move Your Money. She's done performative oil spills with Liberate Tate, mass anti-fracking camps with Reclaim the Power and a week-long occupation of a power station chimney. She currently works for, coordinating the rapidly growing fossil fuel divestment campaign in the UK, and was featured in BBC 3's documentary 'Fighting the System' about young activists.

The meeting is hosted by North Lancashire Green Party, and begins their ‘Why Green?’ series of events, focusing on a different theme or policy area each month.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.