Green Party of England and Wales

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Oxfordshire Green Party hosting a "Green Fair"

The Green Party of England and Wales is a green, left-wing political party in England and Wales. The party's policies promote environmentalism and progressive social reform. It wants to create a system of proportional representation for British elections and supports UK membership of the European Union, while advocating for internal reform. It has progressive policies on animal rights, LGBT rights and believes in drug policy reform.

Since May 2010, the party has 1 out of 573 English and Welsh seats in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom and has had 3 members in the European Parliament since the 2014 election. The party is close to the Scottish Green Party and the Green Party of Northern Ireland. The party's first leader was Caroline Lucas from 2008 until 2012. Its current leaders are Jonathan Bartley and Siân Berry, who were elected in September 2018.[1]

The Green Party includes several regional parties.[2] The Cornish Green Party supports autonomy for Cornwall.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Green Party announces Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry as new leaders. Green Party of England and Wales (official website). Published 4 September 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2018.
  2. "Green Party Constitution (only available to party members from the Members' Website or the Policy Coordinator)". Greenparty.org.uk. Retrieved 25 May 2011.
  3. Cornish Green Party website