Green Party internal elections candidates announced

The full list of candidates has been announced for the Green Party of England and Wales’ (GPEW) internal elections, including the positions of leader and deputy leader.

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The full list of candidates has been announced for the Green Party of England and Wales’ (GPEW) internal elections.

GPEW members will vote for candidates standing for 11 positions on the Green Party Executive (GPEx), including those of leader and deputy leader, over the month of August. 

Members will also be voting for who to put forward for the House of Lords if the GPEW is given a third member.

Find the full list of candidates below:

Leader or co-leaders

  • Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry – Current co-leaders since 2018. Bartley has been a councillor in Lambeth since 2018 and Berry has been a London Assembly member since 2016, and will be the party’s London mayoral candidate in the postponed London elections in 2021.

  • Shahrar Ali – Former deputy leader and current home affairs spokesperson.

  • Rosemary Sexton – A Green councillor in Solihull since 2019.

View candidate statements.

 

Deputy leader

  • Amelia Womack – Current deputy leader in post since 2014.

  • Cleo Lake – Bristol City Councillor since 2016 and former Lord Mayor of Bristol.

  • Tom Pashby – Writer and activist, previously GPEx Internal Communications Coordinator.

  • Andrea Carey Fuller – Green Party 2019 parliamentary candidate for Lewisham Deptford.

  • Nick Humberstone – Member of the Young Greens structures and procedures committee.

  • James Booth (Withdrawn) – Green Party 2017 and 2019 parliamentary candidate for Macclesfield.

View candidate statements.

House of Lords 

  • Molly Scott Cato – Former Green MEP and current finance and Brexit spokesperson.

  • Andrew Cooper – Green councillor in Kirklees since 1999 and current energy spokesperson.

  • Rupert Read – Former Norwich City Councillor and Chair of Green House think tank.

  • Amelia Womack – Current deputy leader in post since 2014.

 

GPEx Chair

  • Liz Reason – Current GPEx chair.

  • Ewan Jones – South West Green Party co-ordinator.

  • Ashley Routh and Benjamin Smith (Job share) – Routh is an activist from Sheffield and Smith is a former Welsh Green Party deputy leader.

  • Adrian Spurrell – Green Party Regional Council secretary.

View candidate statements.

 

GPEx Campaigns Co-ordinator

  • Britta Goodman – Current GPEx Campaigns Co-ordinator.

  • Daniel Laycock – Former leader of Huntingdonshire Green Party and Green Party 2019 parliamentary candidate for Huntingdon.

  • Hannah Graham – Former Young Greens co-chair.

View candidate statements.

 

GPEx Elections Co-ordinator

  • Kai Taylor and Claire Stephenson (job share) – Taylor is a Green councillor in Knowsley since 2017 and Stephenson is a journalist and activist based in Lancashire.

  • Louis Williams – Activist based in Bristol.

  • Zoe Nicholson – Current GPEx Management Co-ordinator.

  • Laurie Needham and Joe Levy (job share) – Needham is a Green councillor in Charnwood since 2019 and Levy is an Exeter-based activist.

View candidate statements.

 

GPEx External Communications Co-ordinator

  • Peter Underwood – Member of the Green Party Regional Council

  • Molly Scott Cato – Former Green MEP and current finance and Brexit spokesperson.

View candidate statements.

 

GPEx International Co-ordinator

  • Alice Hubbard and Sam Murray (job share) – Hubbard is current GPEx International Co-ordinator and Murray is former Young Greens co-chair.

  • Alex Horn and Erwin Schaefer (job share) – Horn is current Greens of Colour treasurer and Schaefer is former member of the Green MEP advisory board.

  • Frank Sheridan – Green Party 2019 parliamentary candidate for Doncaster Central.

  • Claudine Letsae – Former GPEx Equality and Diversity Coordinator.

View candidate statements.

 

GPEx Management Co-ordinator 

  • Richard Bearman – Former Green Norfolk County Councillor.

  • Matthew Browne and Florence Pollock (job share) – Browne is former Green Party Policy and Governance Manager and Pollock is former co-chair of the Young Greens senate.

View candidate statements.

 

GPEx Policy Development Co-ordinator 

  • Liam McClelland – Former Young Greens co-chair.

  • Peter Sims and Sam Alston (job share) – Sims was Green Party 2017 parliamentary candidate for High Wycombe and Alston is former South East Young Greens co-chair.

  • Mick Gregg – Green Party 2017 and 2019 parliamentary candidate for Bosworth.

  • Vix Lowthion – Green Party 2015, 2017 and 2019 parliamentary candidate for Isle of Wight and current education spokesperson.

 

GPEx Publications Co-ordinator

  • Julia Lagoutte – Co-host of Big Green Politics Podcast.

  • Jack Lenox – Former GPEx Internal Communications Co-ordinator.

  • Daniel Keeling – Former Young Greens senate co-chair.

 

GPEx Trade Union Liaison Officer 

  • Kefenste Dennis – Birmingham-based activist.

  • Matthew Hull and Paul Valentine (job share) – Hull is Young Greens treasurer and Valentine is current GPEx Trade Union Liaison Officer.

  • Theo Simon – Musician. 

Keep an eye on Green World for coverage of the Green Party internal elections throughout the summer.