Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry have been elected Co-leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales, receiving 74 per cent of votes cast.
Standing on a joint ticket following Caroline Lucas’ decision not to run again – Lucas served as Co-leader with Bartley from 2016 – the pair received 6,239 votes out of a total 8,379 votes cast. Fellow candidates Shahrar Ali and Leslie Rowe received 1,466 and 495 votes each.
Meanwhile, Amelia Womack was re-elected as Deputy Leader and will now serve a third term in the post. Womack received 3,981 votes out of a total 7,369 votes cast, placing ahead of Andrew Cooper, Rashid Nix and Jonathan Chilvers respectively.
The new leadership team took to Twitter to thank their supporters following the results.
I am honoured to announce that I have been reelected as the Green Party's deputy leader for a third term. Thank you to everyone who voted for me and all of your support over the last four years— Amelia Womack (@Amelia_Womack) 4 September 2018
Certain positions on the Green Party Executive (GPEx) have also been up for election. GPEx meets around 10 times a year and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the party.
The party’s leadership team will now serve two-year terms, while GPEx members will serve for one year before going up for re-election in advance of next year’s Autumn Conference.
The full results from the leadership and executive elections are as follows and will be formally declared at the party’s Autumn Conference in Bristol on 5-7 October:
Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry
Britta Goodman and Caroline New
Tom Beament and Judy Maciejowska
Equalities and Diversity Co-ordinator
External Communications Co-ordinator
Michal Chantkowski and Alice Hubbard
Policy Development Co-ordinator
Trade Union Liaison Officer
Policy Development Committee (PDC)
Emma Robson, Ben Samuel and Linda Freeman