UK: First Green MP - vegetarian | via IVU | 05/07/10

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General Election 2010: first Green MP hails victory for 'the politics of hope'

The leader of the Greens, Caroline Lucas, thanked voters for "putting the politics of hope above the politics of fear" as she was elected to become her party's first MP.


After loud cheers as the winner was announced at the Brighton Centre, she said: "Today the people of Brighton Pavilion have made history by electing Britain's first Green MP to Westminster.


after the eight-hour count to victory, the exhausted new MP sat with supporters to toast their victory with fair-trade champagne and a vegetarian fry-up.


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