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 ” _
The Kingsnorth Power Station has always been controversial as e.on had wanted to install two coal fired power stations on the site. These plans have now been abandoned as the company looks to shut down the site with the possible loss of 123 jobs. This report from 2008 explains campaigners concerns.