Green Party activists from across the country are arriving in Brighton for their annual conference.

The conference at the Brighton Centre is likely to be the party’s last before the general election, expected to take place sometime next year.

Co-leaders Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer will address party members this afternoon as the party seeks to gain support among voters apathetic to the Conservatives and Labour.

Former party leader Sian Berry has been selected to replace Ms Lucas as the Green Party’s candidate for Brighton Pavilion when voters next go to the polls.

However, the Green Party faced a bruising result at the local elections in Brighton and Hove in May, dropping from 20 councillors to just seven, despite a strong performance in other parts of the country.

The result in Brighton and Hove was the Green Party’s worst for two decades.

Among the fringe events and members-only events include sessions titled “Can we trust the police?”, “Brighton: how we can win, what we learnt from the past 13 years and the plan to elect Sian”, and “How we won big in May”.

“Green great” Caroline Lucas will also be interviewed by former BBC award-winning correspondent Roger Harrabin to discuss her career, achievements and hopes for the future.

The three-day conference is the party’s first to take place in Brighton since 2013, having also visited Birmingham, Bournemouth, Harrogate, Scarborough and Bristol.