UK 20 May 2010 Caroline Lucas and the progressive alliance that never was Green MP was up for it -- though she never got the call. Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up We also bumped into Caroline Lucas, the sole Green MP elected on 6 May. Asked if she had wanted the "progressive alliance" that never was to succeed, she confirmed that she did, preferably on a case-by-case basis, but she would have offered full support if necessary. Oddly, however, she says: "I never got the call." Gordon Brown is said now to regret going to Scotland in those crucial days of coalition negotiations. It appears there is more that could have been done to create the momentum for a reunification of the Labour and Liberal movements. › The new politics part 94 James Macintyre is political correspondent for the New Statesman. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!