Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Green Party leader wins ethical politician award - again!
News just in: Green party leader and South-East England MEP Caroline Lucas has just been named Ethical Politician of the Year - for the second time in four years.
The awards, which are organised by The Observer magazine, have this year been held on the eve of local and European elections taking place across the country.
Dr Lucas beat Liberal Democrat shadow chancellor Vince Cable and Conservative leader David Cameron to the top spot - picking up the prestigious award for a second time: she also won the title in 2007 against David Cameron and Gordon Brown.
Picking up the award, she said: “I am honoured that Observer readers have chosen to recognise my work in this way – it means a great deal.
"At a time of serious political malaise, economic upheaval and environmental challenges, the Greens’ positive vision for the future has never been more important.
"The party’s policies to create up to a million new green jobs, tackle climate change, protect public services and safeguard civil liberties are at the forefront of efforts to create a new political landscape in which people and planet are always at the heart of decision making.
“I am proud to be a member of a political organisation with strong principles and clear ideas, which is driven by a determination to bring progressive, engaging and ethical politics into the mainstream.”