A BRIGHTON MP has appeared to call for an end to Boris Johnson's time as Prime Minister after Donald Trump's exit from the White House was confirmed.

After Joe Biden was proclaimed the winner of this month's US election, Caroline Lucas Tweeted a picture of the outgoing president sitting next to Mr Johnson.

"One down, one to go..." the caption read, seemingly signalling her desire for an end to Boris Johnson's time in Number 10 Downing Street.

The post has been liked more than 66,700 times.

The Green MP told The Argus: "Trump's defeat was a major blow to the truth-denying, divisive populism that he represented. 

"Boris Johnson is cut from the same cloth and has now lost his soul-mate on the other side of the Atlantic.  

"In the face of a major pandemic, an economic crisis and climate emergency, people want leadership that brings us together to tackle those challenges in a way that respects and follows science and takes action with the urgency required.

"Boris Johnson has a lot of catching up to do, not only to build bridges with the Biden administration, but to start to show some of the global leadership on climate that he frequently boasts of, but has yet to deliver."

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Ms Lucas, who sits in Brighton Pavilion, was vocal in her support for the election campaign led by Democrats Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

She Tweeted in celebration after it was announced that Mr Biden would become the 46th president of America.

Her social media post read: "And breathe. This moment is SO sweet.

"Plenty of challenges ahead but, just for now, let's enjoy this moment.

"A victory not just for the US but for the whole world - a chance to bring decency and generosity to politics and rise together to the climate emergency."

The election of Joe Biden is being heralded as a positive move in the fight against climate change.

He has vowed to rejoin the Paris climate agreement, which Donald Trump began the year-long process to formally exit in November last year during his tenure as president.

The US officially withdrew from the agreement on November 4, 2020.

The Paris climate agreement is an agreement reached in 2015 in which countries pledged to commit to combatting climate change and to "accelerate and intensify the actions and investments needed for a sustainable low carbon future," the United Nations Framework on Climate Change reported.

"The Paris Agreement builds upon the convention (a climate deal reached in 1994) and – for the first time – brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so.

"As such, it charts a new course in the global climate effort."