Video. Brighton and Hove plays host to the Green Party Conference this weekend. Brighton, of course, is home to the country's only Green MP and Green-led council.
Over the ext couple of days, leaders will unveil a radical manifesto including renationalising the railways, and a ban on advertising targeting children. But how much support is there for Green politics? Our correspondent Malcolm Shaw has been finding out.
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 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 ” _