We spoke to the Green Party’s Caroline Lucas during her visit to Bristol

It wasn’t just Corbyn who was in Bristol yesterday


Yesterday, while many were at the Corbyn rally on College Green, Caroline Lucas MP was also spotted in Bristol.

Caroline was here supporting Carla Denyer's campaign to become MP for Bristol West, and to join her in the House of Commons.

This would bring the number of Green MPs to a grand total of two.

Caroline chatted to students on campus, including members of Green Society.

She also found time to talk to The Bristol Tab.

"I think people in Bristol think of the city as being an independent-minded, progressive, green city, and it's time for it to have an independent-minded, progressive Green MP", she said.

When pressed on whose deal the Green Party wants to put alongside Remain in a "People's Vote", Caroline told The Bristol Tab: "It's for the Leave side to decide what they want to put on the other side of the ballot paper."

When asked about Jeremy Corbyn's position on Brexit, Caroline told The Bristol Tab: "The idea that he would suddenly lose his convictions on the most important issue facing the country in 70 years…seems to be quite extraordinary."

On climate, she said: "It's just simply not the case that Labour are going to be able to get us where we need to be on climate with that policy manifesto."

Caroline Lucas was also in Bristol last week, joined by Carla Denyer, to address 70 students and members of the public in Boston Tea Party on Park Street.

Brexit was a key topic of conversation, with Lucas reiterating her support for a "People's Vote", reminding the room that she was a founding member of the campaign.

Carla Denyer discussed the prospect of Labour candidate Thangham Debonnaire being reelected, stating "that's no bad thing – she's ok".

Both Lucas and Denyer insisted that voting Green in Bristol West is a "no regrets policy", stating that there is no risk at all of a Conservative being elected here.

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