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Green MP wins "newcomer of the year" award
10:35am Tuesday 16th July 2013 in News
The country's first ever Green MP has been voted “newcomer of the year” in a parliamentary awards ceremony.
Caroline Lucas, who represents Brighton Pavilion in Westminster, received the honour from speaker John Bercow last night.
The ceremony was organised by the Patchwork Foundation, in association with Mosaic Associates, Three Faiths Forum and UpRising.
It allowed anyone to nominate an MP who they thought had made a significant contribution working with deprived and minority communities.
Dr Lucas said: “I am truly honoured and delighted to have been chosen to receive this prestigious award – and particularly grateful to have been nominated by Brighton and Hove residents.
“For many people, Parliament still feels old fashioned and inaccessible, and there is a long way to go to address the huge underrepresentation of minority and deprived communities.
“As MP, I am committed to doing all I can to fight for support and engage with those communities, especially in Brighton but also more widely.
“That’s why I’ve been campaigning, for example, for an extradition system that respects human rights, an end to cruel welfare cuts like the so-called ‘bedroom tax’ and for same sex marriage.”
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