Camden’s Sian Berry bids to become Brighton MP after Caroline Lucas announcement

Sian Berry has thrown her hat in the ring for the Brighton and Hove constituency.
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Former Green Party co-leader Sian Berry has announced a bid to succeed Caroline Lucas as the Green Party’s Brighton and Hove parliamentary candidate and MP.

Berry has been a London Assembly member since 2016 and is a Camden councillor for Highgate. She was the party’s candidate in the London mayoral election in 2008, 2016 and 2021.

Caroline Lucas became the first Green Party MP in 201, but announced last week she would stand down at the 2025 General Election.

Writing to the members of Brighton and Hove Green Party, Ms Berry said: “The question of how we collectively build upon the tremendous and inspiring record of Caroline Lucas in Parliament comes at a crucial moment for the Greens, and I know we will all work together to meet this challenge.

“Since Thursday 's announcement from Caroline, I have spoken with many local members in Brighton and Hove and listened to their thoughts, concerns and hopes for the future. These conversations have been productive, instructive and overwhelmingly positive.

“I will have the chance to speak with many more of you in the coming weeks, but I am writing to you today to say that I am planning to submit an application to be your next MP candidate for Brighton Pavilion constituency.

“In more than two decades working in the Green Party, I have been in awe of the achievements of you all. I believe that the energy, focus and determination of your members, combined with support from South East region and the Green Party of England and Wales, with the addition of my long experience as an elected Green, leader and candidate in the highest-pressure elections, can together forge the winning team we need.”

More to follow.