The region's first Green MEP has begun work in Brussels, following her victory in last week's European Elections.
Molly Scott Cato, an economist from Stroud is hoping to work on the EU's economics and agriculture committees.
The Greens won a seat from the Lib Dems in the south west, and now have three British Euro-MPs, one more than last time.
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Figures released today reveal the 'posher' South East is benefiting from Government grants for flood defences - while our region misses out
Rain has pushed up from the south overnight and that will be with us for much of the day, with some heavy showers this afternoon.
Rain will be with us for much of the day with some heavy showers this afternoon. Winds will be much lighter than of late