Sunday, 5 June 2016

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about my Green Party Deputy Leader campaign

For those of you who are interested in the Green Party Leader/Deputy Leader contest, whether you are in the Green Party or not, here are some questions you might be asking about it and specifically my bid to become the next Green Party Deputy Leader?

1. When will we know who is standing and when will the results be released?

Nominations close on 30th June, so you will know in July. The results will be announced at the beginning of September just before the Green Party's Autumn Conference in Birmingham.

2. How do I vote in this election if I am not already a Green Party member?

You need to be a Green Party member in order to vote in these internal elections. To join the Green Party (if you are not already a member), use this link: https://my.greenparty.org.uk/civicrm/membership/joining

3. How long have you been a member of the Green Party (in relation to Sian Berry not being eligible to stand for leader), and could you tell us about your experience?

I have been a member of the Green Party since 2012, I have stood in local elections three times, all in Hertfordshire, and I was parliamentary candidate for Hemel Hempstead in the 2015 general election. I have been a regional officer and served on the Green Party's Equality and Diversity Committee since March 2014. I have also helped promote many Green Party campaigns.

4. What is your position on the whole Lucas-Bartley co-leadership bid?

I believe they are strong contenders for leader, especially when Caroline Lucas has led the Green Party before, but success for them will be by no means certain contrary to what some activists might be saying. I certainly do not believe their candidacy will go uncontested.

5. What is your stance on the EU membership referendum taking place on 23rd June?

I am not advocating either a stay or leave stance, but I will instead leave this decision to you, encourage you to use your vote in this referendum, and to fact check all 'In' or 'Out' material online and offline you receive regarding the debate before you cast your vote




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