Green leaders: Who came before Caroline Lucas?
Caroline Lucas - the best known Green politician in the UK and the party's only MP - is standing down as its leader. Here are some of those that went before her.
First things first... a potted history of the party The Green Party effectively began life after a Coventry couple got a group of friends together to discuss a Playboy article on rainforest destruction.
Out of that 1973 meeting a small party called People was born which fielded just five candidates in the February 1974 general election.
The following year People became the Ecology Party and adopted the "Manifesto for a... read more
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