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Green Party leadership election

Post by Woodchopper » Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:54 am

The England and Wales Green Party is holding a leadership election. Online voting ends on 31 August.

Here’s some basic information about the candidates:

https://greenleftgpelections2020.blogsp ... -page.html

https://greenworld.org.uk/article/green ... -announced

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... SApp_Other

(Great if others could add info, I found the above via Google, just thought it might be good to discuss the Green Party).

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Re: Green Party leadership election

Post by Rich Scopie » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:21 am

They're also voting for their next appointment to the Lords. Here are the candidates:

https://leftfootforward.org/2020/07/exc ... -of-lords/

(COI statement - I've known Andrew Cooper for over forty years, and frankly, he'd be an excellent choice)
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Re: Green Party leadership election

Post by El Pollo Diablo » Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:49 am

Ooof, tough choices these. Hmmm. Tough tough tough.
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Re: Green Party leadership election

Post by Woodchopper » Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:05 am

Rich Scopie wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:21 am
They're also voting for their next appointment to the Lords. Here are the candidates:

https://leftfootforward.org/2020/07/exc ... -of-lords/

(COI statement - I've known Andrew Cooper for over forty years, and frankly, he'd be an excellent choice)
Voting on that rather than it being the gift of the party leader does seem like a good idea.

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Re: Green Party leadership election

Post by Woodchopper » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:26 am

Green party re-elects co-leaders Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... an-bartley
Berry and Bartley, who took over from the previous leadership combination of Bartley and Caroline Lucas after easily winning the 2018 leadership election, took 49% of first-preference votes, the party said in a statement.

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The party’s deputy leader, Amelia Womack, was re-elected for a fourth term.

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Re: Green Party leadership election

Post by discovolante » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:48 am

Given what BOAF flagged up about Brexit and fishing regs, I wonder if the Greens could use this to rebrand as somehow business friendly...find other examples of this kind of thing and get them onside.
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Re: Green Party leadership election

Post by sTeamTraen » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:23 pm

I'm sure I saw that in a previous leadership election, the Greens addressed the gender/non-binary issue in their equal-representation co-leadership by having one of the leadership posts open to candidates who do not identify as a man, and one open to candidates who do not identify as a woman. But I couldn't find that in the documentation for this time round. It seemed like a rather creative idea.
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