Many Croydon Greens attended the annual conference at the School of Oriental and African Studies this weekend. The highlight of the conference was the election of Caroline Lucas to the post of first ever Green Party Leader. Congratulations Caroline! She received 90% of the vote. Hopefully, many will have found her excellent acceptance speech inspiring. The auditorium was packed to the rafters for this historic occasion. She has always maintained that the Green Party needed a leader so that the party's message could be effectively communicated and there can be no doubt Caroline is an effective communicator.