The Boundary Commissions review of new seat boundaries for General Election 2020 is now live and out for public consultation.
We are still reviewing the details and impact on our current arrangements in Broxtowe, but the major change is that there may no longer be a Broxtowe seat. The plans involve Beeston, Chilwell and Toton parts being merged into Nottingham South.
You can check the local plans here: http://www.bce2018.org.uk/node/6483?postcode=NG91AN
and more general stuff here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-32695546
We’ll be posting more when we have had a detailed look and, of course, this is now out for the public to comment on – so make sure you have your say!
Members of Broxtowe Green Party met on Tuesday (6th) at the White Lion, Beeston, to discuss plans for the forthcoming political season. Top of the list was campaigning for the Nottinghamshire County Council elections which take place on 4th May 2017.
The party plans to field a range of candidates across the Broxtowe wards and will be working with our sister local parties to present a strong Green front.
Party members will shortly receive an email outlining the selection process for candidates. In the meantime, if you want to know what being a councillor entails, the Local Government Association has a useful leaflet available here.
In an article in the Independent, Lee Williscroft-Ferris, freelance journalist and 2015 Green Party candidate for Hexham, argues that the new leadership team need to focus on making the Green Party distinct from Corbyn’s Labour. What’s needed is a major campaign for electoral reform and:
“a concerted effort to raise awareness of exactly what makes the Green Party distinct. While Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party unfathomably clings on to the principle of infinite growth on a planet of finite resources, the Greens should aim to redress the balance in the political landscape by emphasising its truly revolutionary vision for the future of our country and, crucially, our planet.”
Amelia Womack was re-elected as Deputy Leader, although the race went to several rounds of vote transfers. Our own local member Kat Boettge polled a very respectable 1510 in the first round before dropping out in the third.
Caroline Lucas has been elected as Green co-leader, in a joint arrangement with Jonathan Bartley.
The results were announced this afternoon with the pair taking around 88%. Film maker David Malone came in second place.