Caroline Patricia Lucas (born 9 December 1960) is a British politician, and since 2 September 2016, Co-Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales. She has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Brighton Pavilion since the 2010 general election, when she became the Green Party's first MP. She was re-elected in the 2015 and 2017 general elections with an increased majority.
Paul Flynn MP (82) has been the MP for Newport West since the 1987. He was born in Cardiff. In 2016, he briefly served as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons. Aged 81, he became the oldest MP in over a century to hold a shadow cabinet position. He has supported the legalisation of cannabis as a medicine for over 30 years and has stood up in parliament 116 times for the cause in the last 20 years.
NORMAN BAKER was dubbed “the most annoying man in parliament” by David Cameron, acquiring a reputation as a relentless questioner of the prime minister from the back benches. The former Liberal Democrat MP’s many causes célèbres included: his investigation into the death of the government scientist David Kelly; the liberalisation of drug laws; outlawing “cowboy clampers”; greener transport; Tibetan rights; and holding Cameron to account over a “cash for access” issue.
Julian is the Founding Director of the Intellectual Forum, which is aimed at covering the widest range of academic interests across the College.
His background is as a scientist, working on unusual structures of DNA. In particular, DNA of particular sequences can form four-stranded knot-like structures called G-quadruplexes, which can function as genomic switches, turning genes on and off. His work used biophysical and computational methods to predict the formation of these structures, and has led to the identification of a large number of possible anti-cancer drug targets.
After five years away as the MP for Cambridge, his research focus changed to look at science and technology policy, including the challenges of privacy in the digital age. He has also worked on how to best use evidence in public policy making – a perennial challenge.
Labour MP for Gower
“I have joined United Patients Alliance mainly because one of my best friends has Multiple Sclerosis and I have seen first hand how cannabis helps him. He joined this wonderful organisation looking out for and fighting for patients like my friend and I am delighted to give them my support”