My history hero: Caroline Lucas chooses Petra Kelly (1947–92)

Caroline Lucas, Green party MP for Brighton Pavilion, chooses Petra Kelly as her history hero.

Petra Kelly. “Through sheer force of will, Petra Kelly put green politics on the map. Her success in Germany in the 1980s inspired green parties across the world to shake things up,” says Caroline Lucas. (Photo by Schulze-Vorberg/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

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