Caroline Lucas is Member of Parliament for Brighton Pavilion and served as leader of the Green Party of England and Wales from 2008 to 2012. In 1999, she was elected as one of the Party's first MEPs and represented the South East region until the 2010 general election, when she was elected to serve the people of Brighton Pavilion as the first Green MP. Caroline is a Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fuel Poverty and Energy Efficiency, and Vice Chair of the Public and Commercial Services, Sustainable Housing, Animal Welfare, and CND APPGs. She also sits on the Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee, and has been a lead commentator on Government proposals on environmental protection, energy and climate change, fuel poverty, planning reform and others. A passionate campaigner across a broad range of issues, Caroline is Vice President of Stop the War Coalition and the RSPCA, a CND National Council Member, a Director of the International Forum on Globalization, a Matron of the Women’s Environmental Network, and a Patron of Action for UN Renewal and the Martlets Hospice. Caroline has received a number of awards throughout her political life. She was voted the UK's most ethical politician three times by readers of the Observer, Newcomer of the Year in the 2010 Spectator Parliamentarian awards, and MP of the Year in the Dods & Scottish Widows Women in Public Life 2011 awards. She was also named the Most Influential MP of 2011 by the Political Studies Association and Politician of the Year 2012 by BusinessGreen. Caroline is married with two sons and lives in Brighton.