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Caroline Lucas: painting the town Green

It is approaching last orders when the last canvassers clomp up the stairs to the Green party’s cramped but bustling office opposite Brighton station. Despite long hours trudging the streets their mood is buoyant. “I can’t believe how many L1s I got,” says one, referring to the code used to identify Labour supporters who are planning to vote Green in today’s election.

Caroline Lucas, party leader and candidate for Brighton Pavilion, is today set to make history by…

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