Green Party of England and Wales

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Green Party Autumn Conference 2016
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. It has progressive policies on animal rights, LGBT rights and believes in drug policy reform. The party also supports a universal basic income (UBI).

Since May 2010, the party has 1 out of 573 English and Welsh seats in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, two members of the London Assembly and hundreds of elected members of local government. 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 Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay, who were elected as co-leaders on 1 October 2021.[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 elects co-leaders: Carla Denyer and Adrian Ramsay". BBC News. 1 October 2021. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  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