Green Party members from all over the Eastern Region met in Stowmarket, Suffolk on Saturday July 9 to question the people who aim to replace Natalie Bennett as the next leader of the Green Party.
There are five candidates for leader, including Caroline Lucas MP and Jonathan Bartley, who are standing jointly to be co-leaders. Three candidates including Jonathan Bartley, parliamentary candidate for Streatham last year, who speaks for the Party on Work and Pensions, attended the Stowmarket hustings.
The other leader candidates who attended are Clive Lord, the party's longest serving activist having joined in 1973, a year after it was founded, and councillor David Williams, a member of Oxford City Council.
There are also seven candidates for deputy leader, of which five attended.
Mid Suffolk Green Party hosted the leadership hustings event at the John Peel Centre as part of Eastern Region Green Party's all day conference.
Green Party leaders are elected for two years and Natalie Bennett has decided to stand down after completing two terms during which the party has grown rapidly and enjoyed unprecedented success. Following hustings around the country, all members will take part in a postal ballot to choose the new leadership team.
The leadership hustings event was recorded with the videos made viewable below:
Mid Suffolk Green Party meeting(s)
Dates of next meeting(s)
Wednesday 21 September
- Mid Suffolk meetings generally held at Cafe 52, Crowe Street, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1DL
- Meetings are also held in Woolpit and Eye from time to time
All Members and well wishers welcome.