17 August 2017
Co-Leader of the Green Party, Caroline Lucas will be headlining a night of politics, entertainment and curry at the iconic Victoria Hall in Saltaire on Friday 1st September.
Caroline will be sharing some of her experiences in parliament as the first (and only Green MP) and how she made the long journey towards being first elected back in 2005.
There will be a question and answer session where the audience will be able to field questions. Live music will be provided a number of local acts including The Hill Bandits – who are based in Leeds, and Silsden based folk acts Janet Russell and Jim Woodlands. Comedy from Trevor Organ, Sultan of Spin.
Tickets for the event, which has been organised by Bradford District Green Party costs £12.50 when purchased in advance and £15 on the night. Included in the ticket price will be a bowl of homemade curry. Tickets are available online at carolinelucassaltaire.eventbrite.co.uk
In this year’s snap general election, Caroline retained her seat in Brighton Pavilion with an increased majority. She sits on Parliament’s influential Environmental Audit Committee and is widely respected by MPs from all persuasions.
Late last year, Caroline famously clashed on BBC’s Daily Politics with the controversial local MP, Philip Davies, over his bid to sit on the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee.
On the show, Caroline said: "I hope the time he spends on the committee will be an opportunity for him to understand a bit more about entrenched sexism in our society. This is an MP who has been saying that this committee shouldn't even exist, and yet he's now looking to take his position on it”. Full video can be found here.