CAROLINE Lucas has held onto her position as MP for Brighton Pavilion.

The former Green party leader has held the position since becoming the party’s first MP in the 2010 election.

During this stint she has made 1,871 spoken contributions in the House of Commons, according to Hansard.

In previous years her lead over her rival candidates had steadily increased, seeing her claim more than 50 per cent of the vote share in 2017.


This year she again increased her share of the votes.

Ms Lucas’ election promises, aligning with those of her party, centred around pushing for a People’s Vote as well as achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030 as part of a Green New Deal.

She faced competition from Conservative candidate Dr Emma Hogan, an NHS doctor working in Brighton.

Ahead of the result, Dr Hogan said the Exit Polls showed today was “a good day to be a Tory” and that “the people have spoken”.

While she explained that she understood the strength of the pre-existing Green majority in Brighton Pavilion, she said she hoped the Tory party could “make inroads” into this in today’s General Election.

She added: “I’m hoping we have made some inroads into that majority and shown them that there is competition.

“I think the Exit Polls are showing is now that anything is possible.

“I believe in the future Pavilion could turn blue.

“I’m local to Brighton, I live here, I work here, I went to university here, I would be really keen to be part of that.”

In debates hosted by The Argus earlier this week, Labour candidate and mechanic Adam Imanpour argued the value of a National Education Service.

But he was also unable to topple Ms Lucas’ commanding lead.

Richard Milton, standing for the Brexit party, described the task of taking on the Green party in Brighton as a “massive mountain to climb”.

But he said that, through his campaigning, he had seen a significant amount of people who were unhappy with the party’s leadership.

He said: “Talking to people, I did get a sense of frustration.

“I know in the EU referendum Brighton Pavilion had one of the biggest proportions of Remain votes, but about 24 per cent voted to Leave and that is still a large amount of people.

“I spoke I them and they were disenfranchised.

“The support I got was very enthusiastic.

“Hundreds of people helped me hand out leaflets in very poor weather, and I’m very grateful to them.”

Other candidates to stand in Brighton Pavillion were Bob Dobbs, independent, Nigel Furness, UKIP and Citizen Skwith for the The Official Monster Raving Loony Party.