Friday, May 07, 2010

How Caroline Lucas got to fight Brighton Pavilion

Perhaps the most remarkable result of Thursday night was Caroline Lucas's victory in Brighton Pavilion. It is hard to overestimate how difficult it is for a small party to win its first seat under a first past the post system.

Still I can't help remembering a posting on this blog from June 2007 which explained how Lucas had muscled in on the patch of the Green councillor who had made the seat such a good prospect for the party.

And there was more at the time on The Daily (Maybe).


Jock Coats said...

There again, Keith gets to live the high life in Brussels now if he wants it surely?

Dave said...

Miaow! Can't we just be nice to each other? Someone has to. :)