Caroline was elected as Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion in 2010. She served as leader of the Green Party of England and Wales from 2008 to 2012. And from 1999-2010 she served as one of the Party's first MEPs and represented the South East region until becoming the UK's first Green MP.
Caroline is a Co-Chair of the ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP on Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency, Vice Chair of the Public and Commercial Services, Sustainable Housing, CND and Animal Welfare All Party Parliamentary Groups. She is also a member of various other all-party groups, including on HIV and Aids, 6th Form Colleges, Children and International Corporate Responsibility.
She sits on Parliaments influential Environmental Audit Committee and has also sat on temporary committees set up to scrutinise Government legislation.
Caroline's book, Honourable Friends, details her first parliamentary term as brought a fresh, green voice to the House of Commons.