The Green Party will unveil who will replace Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas as Leader later.
Brighton MP Caroline Lucas calls for undercover tactics inquiry
Green Party leader Caroline Lucas has announced she is to step down from her party role in September.
The cross-party Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) has today called for a review of drug policy, saying that government action is needed "now, more than ever" to consider all of the alternatives to the UK’s failing drug laws.
Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas said:
“The Greens warmly welcome this cross party call for a complete rethink of the UK’s drug policy, and the clear recognition of the need for an evidence-based approach to reducing drug related harms."
She added: “The committee is absolutely right that the principal aim of Government drugs policy should be first and foremost to minimise the damage caused to the victims of drug-related crime, drug users and others."
“However, it should follow this logic and examine ways to tackle drugs supply as well as use."
The Green Party will announce who will replace Caroline Lucas MP as leader later.
The Brighton Pavilion MP announced she would be standing down as leader earlier this year to make way for a new generation of activists to enter parliament.
The 51-year-old will continue to serve her Sussex constituency.
The Leader of the Green Party Caroline Lucas is to step down this September. She joins Phil Hornby to explain why.
The Leader of the Green Party Caroline Lucas is to step down this September. The Brighton Pavilion MP became the party's first Member of Parliament in 2010. She's stepping down to make way for new talent.
_“I look forward to continuing to do all I can in my very demanding role as the MP for Brighton Pavilion, representing and helping my constituents. I will now also be able to work more on the political frontline, putting the Green case for change in Parliament ” _