Margaret Wright (British politician)

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Margaret Elizabeth Wright
Principal Speaker of the Green Party
In office
Preceded by Jean Lambert
Succeeded by Caroline Lucas
Cambridge City Councillor for Abbey Ward
In office
1 May 2008 – 3 May 2012
Preceded by John Durrant
Succeeded by Richard Johnson
Personal details
Born 20 February 1940
Died 22 June 2012 (age 72)
Nationality British
Political party Green Party of England and Wales
Alma mater University of Oxford

Margaret Elizabeth Wright (20 February 1940–22 June 2012)[1] was a Green Party politician and from 2008 to 2012 a city councillor for Abbey Ward[2] on Cambridge City Council in England. She was one of the Principal Speakers of the Green Party, a post she held with Darren Johnson, from 1999 to 2003.

She was several times elected by the Eastern Region of the Green Party to the first place on their list for the European Parliament.[3]

Wright was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, then studied history at Bedford College, London, and teaching at the University of Oxford. Later in life, she also obtained a masters' degree in art history from Birkbeck College. She moved to Cambridge with her three children and joined the Ecology Party in 1979, this later becoming the Green Party.[4]

Margaret Wright contested the Cambridge constituency for the Green Party in both 1987 (the first time the Greens contested the seat) and 1997, gaining 1.1% and 1.3% respectively. She was Press Officer for Cambridge Green Party,[5] and also served on the national executive of the Green Party, relating to international issues, and, fluent in French and German, the International Committee.


Political offices
Preceded by
Jean Lambert
Principal Speaker of the Green Party of England and Wales
Succeeded by
Caroline Lucas