The Green Party of England and Wales has launched a consultation on a new, overarching framework for Green Party ethics and conduct policies, procedures and guidelines
The development of the Framework for Ethics and Conduct was mandated at Spring Conference 2018 in Bournemouth, along with a review into the national Members Code of Conduct and a survey of all members on ethical issues faced with the party, which was carried out at the end of 2018. 3,022 members contributed to that survey, the results of which will be released on 15 March.
The Framework will be a user-friendly, accessible ‘one stop shop’ for internal policies relating to ethics and conduct and will become an integral part of the Green Party’s culture, with all new members required to sign up to it.
The updated Code of Conduct and the Framework for Ethics and Conduct will be formally proposed at this year’s Spring Conference, which will be held in Scarborough in June after the local elections. Before then, all party members are invited to comment on the consultation document, which sets out how the proposed Framework will look.
The Party is asking members to get in touch if they feel that they or their group could not work within the parameters of the Framework as set out in the document, which can be viewed on the members’ page of the Green Party website.
The consultation asks:
Is there anything problematic that would be a barrier to your group signing off on the Framework?
If so, what is it?
What would be needed to resolve this issue for your group?
The deadline to respond to the consultation is Friday 15 March, and responses should be sent to Bernard Ekbery Convenor, Framework for Ethics and Conduct Development Group, at firstname.lastname@example.org.