A GREEN MP believes there is a way the Conservative party’s dominant majority could be stopped.

Former party leader Caroline Lucas has urged “progressive forces” to unite saying “we can’t afford to let the Tories divide us”.

She swept aside her political rivals to retain her position as MP for Brighton Pavilion on Thursday, commanding her most convincing majority yet with more than 57 per cent of the vote.

She said though the Greens only had her voice in Parliament, she would “never stop speaking up for their future, and for a fairer society”.

But she admitted she could not do this alone and so appealed to “all progressive forces in our country to regroup and rebuild, not get sucked into recriminations and blame games”.

She said: “This Conservative victory will not last forever and it is the job of progressive politicians to limit the damage they cause in the coming years.”

As the Conservative party recorded its largest majority for decades, she warned voters that the country now “feels like a very dark place”.

Writing in a column for The Independent, she said: “We now have a Prime Minister who has spent his previous months in office, and much of the election campaign, saying things which are directly contradicted by reality. And these claims are delivered with no sense of embarrassment, or even acknowledgement that he is twisting the facts.

“Politicians don’t have a strong reputation for telling the ‘truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth’.

“But there is a difference between political spin and ignoring the facts altogether.”

She pointed to a growing number of voters opting for minority parties such as the Greens and the Scottish National Party but said this had not been reflected in the election results because of the First Past the Post voting system.

Ms Lucas said: “The Conservatives will govern for the next few years with a sizeable majority.

“Minority parties have been squeezed. Despite winning more than 20 per cent of the vote, the smaller parties will have only 64 seats between them - most of those being SNP.

“The Green Party’s share of the vote went up by 60 per cent compared to 2017. And the result? We held on to our one seat – my own. Put another way, the Green Party’s 860,000 votes delivered just one seat.

“Our political system is badly broken and has been letting down voters and our country for years. In fact, it’s been hijacked by the two main parties who are content to fight it out between each other for the lion’s share of seats, sweeping aside the wishes of all those voters who want something different.”

“We are now paying the price for this. And it’s our children and the climate that will pay the highest price of all.”