4 Dec 2011
Green MP named biggest influencer in British politics
Lucas received the award for 'Influencing the Political Agenda 2011' from Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow at a packed ceremony in Westminster this week. Caroline Lucas said: "I am honoured and delighted to collect this award from the Political Studies Association - and appreciate the judges' recognition that having even one Green in Parliament can make a positive difference."
The panel of judges at the Political Studies Association said: 'Caroline Lucas has made unprecedented steps forward in raising the profile of the Green Party. The achievement of winning a seat in Parliament under the First-Past-The-Post electoral system should not be underestimated. When considering these factors alongside her role in influencing the AV debate, we felt she was a worthy winner of the 2011 award for Influencing the Political Agenda."
For information about the 2011 award winners: http://www.psa.ac.uk/PSAPubs/Awards2011.pdf