The country's first Green MP has been reselected to fight for her seat in the next general election.

Caroline Lucas has represented the people of Brighton Pavilion since her historic election in 2010.

After being chosen by the Greens unopposed to fight the seat in 2015, Dr Lucas pledged to campaign hard for a second term to “provide the strong independent voice for Brighton and Hove that people deserve at Westminster”.

Dr Lucas said: “Representing the people of Brighton Pavilion is an amazing privilege, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to stand again in 2015 and continue my work.

“A crucial part of my role as MP is holding the Coalition Government to account over its chronic mishandling of the economy – and the failed austerity policies that are harming people and public services across this country.

“There is public anger about what the main political parties are doing to the economy and our public services – and people tell me that they value a strong independent voice in Brighton and Hove which offers a clear, green and progressive alternative.”

Dr Lucas won the seat with a majority of 1,252 over Labour’s Nancy Platts.

Her main challenge is again expected to come from Labour, which has not yet selected a candidate.

Jack Fellows, Labour’s campaign manager in Brighton and Hove, said: “The Green Party is worried about losing Pavilion after the last two years of mismanagement.”

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