Green Party announces leadership candidates

2 July 2018

The Green Party has announced the full list of candidates running to be the next leader of the party ahead of voting next month [1].

Three candidates have been nominated for leader following Caroline Lucas’ announced she would not stand for re-election after a two year term as co-leader with Jonathan Bartley [2].

The position of deputy leader is also up for election, as well as 10 other positions on the Green Party Executive.

With nominations announced the campaign period has begun with hustings set to take place across the country. Campaigning will end on July 29, and members will then have one month to vote between 30 July and 31 August. The results will be announced shortly after.

All fully paid-up members are eligible to vote by single transferable vote, with ballots issued by email and, where required, paper copies.

The candidates for leader are:

Shahrar Ali

Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry

Leslie Rowe

The candidates for deputy leader are:

Aimee Challenor

Jonathan Chilvers

Andrew Cooper

Rashid Nix

Amelia Womack

A Green Party spokesperson said:

“Members are the lifeblood of the Green Party. From making policy at Conference to choosing the party’s leaders every two years, members are at the heart of the Green Party and in the next couple of months will decide who leads us into the future.”

Caroline Lucas MP said:

“I’m really proud of everything the party has achieved so far, and I am excited to see such a wide range of candidates keen to build on this success for the future. Britain needs a strong Green voice now more than ever. On issues from Brexit, to rising inequality and the Government’s reckless attitude to our environmental protections and climate targets, Greens will always speak truth to power. I will still be doing that in Parliament, and I look forward to seeing ever more Greens joining the national debate.”

Remember Only Green Party members can vote in the 2018 leadership elections. To join and have your voice heard, sign up at https://register.greenparty.org.uk

Notes:

1.            https://www.greenparty.org.uk/internal-elections.html

2.            https://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2018/06/04/caroline-lucas-not-re-standing-for-green-party-leadership/






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