Green Party wins first ever seat in British parliament
The Green Party gained their first ever seat in the British parliament on Friday when their leader Caroline Lucas won in the south coast constituency of Brighton Pavilion.
While Green parties are a feature in many European legislatures and have been in coalition governments in Germany, France, Belgium, Finland and Ireland, they have never before held a seat in Britain's elected lower House of Commons.
Lucas has been a Member of the European Parliament for the South East England region since 1999.
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