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.
Bright Green (a green news website) has brief interviews with each of the candidates to be Green Party leader.
See the interviews at their website.
The Green Party is holding leadership elections this summer. Nominations for candidates have closed and voting will begin on 25th July.
The nominated leadership candidates are as follows:
- Jonathan Bartley and Caroline Lucas (job share)
- Clive Lord
- David Malone
- Martie Warin
- David Williams
Anyone who is a party member will be able to vote and there will be hustings across the country in the next few weeks. Members will be sent emails in next few weeks outlining the voting process.
There is also an election for Green Party Deputy Leader and Broxtowe’s very own Kat Boettge is in the running for this.
For those on Twitter, you can follow the twists and turns at the twitter account:
The result here:
Broxtowe result: LEAVE – 29,672 remain and 35,754 leave
It’s a bitterly disappointing result, but the fight will go on.
Polls are open from 7am until 10pm tonight.
Broxtowe Green Party is urging all its local supporters to vote Remain in tomorrow’s EU Referendum.
Paul Anderson, local campaigns manager, said:
It’s clear from the polls that this is too close to call. Every single Remain vote is vital tomorrow. If we want a greener, fairer future then we must stay in the EU and work with other greens across Europe to reform it from the inside. This is not the time to walk away.
If you unsure how or where to vote, Broxtowe Council have a webpage providing advice, or you can ring them: (0115) 917 3276
In light of the awful news about Jo Cox MP, the Green Party and Stronger In EU are suspending national campaign events, street stalls, and rallies today, Friday 17th June, and tomorrow, Saturday 18th June.
*** There will NOT be a stall on Saturday in Beeston. ***
Details of local EU Remain events from Sunday onwards can be found at the Stronger In EU website.
We’ll be running another EU Remain campaigning stall in Beeston centre on Saturday (18th) from 10:30am.
Meet at the Bell statue just down from Sainsbury’s.
Please do come down if you have a little time to spare. This is the crucial last week before the vote.
As Richard Eddleston, our chair, writes in a campaigning email:
Judging by the latest polls, if we care about remaining in Europe, then we need to do everything we possibly can to achieve that result. As it is, it is looking increasingly likely that Boris will be Prime Minister in a couple of months time.
Important contribution from Gordon Brown on why a vote for EU Remain is a vote for continued peace in Europe.