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With voting reform, Brighton Pavillion could be the first of several seats ©mezzoblue

On a very rainy day a few weeks ago, I took the train to Brighton to gauge the chances of the Greens in their top target seat, Brighton Pavilion. Caroline Lucas, the Green party leader, is standing there and she’s the bookies’ favourite to win the seat, which would make her Britain’s first Green MP.

I arrived to meet the Tory candidate, Charlotte Vere, dripping wet. She…

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