Details of the candidates to stand in the upcoming leadership election have been officially confirmed today (18 August).
Three co-leader teams and two individuals have come forward for the role to lead the Green Party of England and Wales (GPEW). They are:
- Shahrar Ali
- Ashley Gunstock
- Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay
- Martin Hemingway and Tina Rothery
- Amelia Womack and Tamsin Omond
The election follows last month’s announcement from co-leader Jonathan Bartley that he will stand down from the end of July, which triggered the contest for new leadership.
In line with the party’s constitution, individuals can put themselves forward to be leader or two people can stand together as co-leaders.
GPEW members will have the opportunity to vote for the candidate or candidates of their choice from 2 September until the ballot closes on 23 September, with results set to be announced soon after.
Acting party leader Sian Berry said: “The Green Party is so proud of its democratic roots and the election for who leads and represents us is one of the biggest choices our members make. This is a crucial moment for the party with elections that can put more Greens into positions of power on the horizon.
“I say to every member that your voice is absolutely essential during this election. New members who join before 27 August can also vote, so if you are thinking of joining us at this huge moment for Green politics around the world, now is the time.”
Candidate statements and details of hustings will be published on Green World shortly.