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Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley re-elected as co-leaders of the Green Party

Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley have been re-elected as co-leaders of the Green Party.

Unlike other political parties in the UK, the Green Party automatically hold a leadership election every two years.

Mr Bartley and Ms Berry won 49% of the first preference votes in the election, defeating Shahrar Ali and Rosi Sexton who ran as individuals in the election.

Meanwhile, Amelia Womack was re-elected deputy leader of the party – a position she has held since 2014.

Following re-election as co-leader, Mr Bartley said;

“The economic, climate and health crises have put the country at a crossroads -we can continue down the same old road or we can choose a transformative Green recovery that ensures the wellbeing of us all, now and in the future.

“Only the Greens have a clear, positive vision for what the country could be, and the ambition to build a grassroots mass movement which will demand, and work for, better than what came before.”

Bartley has been co-leader of the party since 2016, while Ms Berry has been co-leader since 2018, replacing Caroline Lucas who held the position. Lucas is currently the party’s only MP, holding the Parliamentary seat for Brighton Pavilion.

Apart from its one seat in the UK Parliament, the Green Party plays a role in the administration of 18 councils.

The party had around 50,000 members in 2019, during which year it won 2.7% of the vote in the General Election on December 12.

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