Margaret Wright (British politician)

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Margaret Elizabeth Wright
Principal Speaker of the Green Party
In office
1999–2003
Preceded byJean Lambert
Succeeded byCaroline Lucas
Cambridge City Councillor for Abbey Ward
In office
1 May 2008 – 3 May 2012
Preceded byJohn Durrant
Succeeded byRichard Johnson
Personal details
Born20 February 1940
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Died22 June 2012 (age 72)
Cambridge
NationalityBritish
Political partyGreen Party of England and Wales
Alma materUniversity 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 master's 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Green councillor loses battle with cancer". Cambridge News. 2012-06-22. Archived from the original on 2014-03-16. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
  2. ^ 2008 election results Archived 2008-05-05 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Eastern Region Green Party Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Green Party Pays Tribute to Margaret Wright, 1940 - 2012", Green Party, 28 June 2012
  5. ^ Cambridge Green Party
Political offices
Preceded by
Jean Lambert
Principal Speaker of the Green Party of England and Wales
1999–2003
Succeeded by
Caroline Lucas