Green Party Internal Elections 2012


Leadership election results

Nominations for posts on the Party Executive (GPEx), including leadership posts, have now closed. The following candidates have submitted valid nominations for the following posts which will be elected for two years:

Party Leader

Natalie Bennett

Pippa Bartolotti

Peter Cranie

Romayne Phoenix


Deputy Leader

Caroline Allen

Will Duckworth

Richard Mallender

Alexandra Phillips



Answers from candidates for Leader and Deputy Leader to the two rounds of eHustings can be found via the links below. Candidates were given a word limit of 450 words for each set of six questions combined. Overlength contributions were cut from the end.

Round 1

Round 2

Copies of the regulations governing these elections and any rulings made by the Returning Officer can be viewed on the internal election section of the members' website - members are encouraged to read any rulings before voting. 


Chair of the Party Executive (GPEx)

Tim Dawes


Campaigns Co-ordinator

Jennifer Nadel withdrawn

Howard Thorp


Elections Co-ordinator

Geoff Smith


External Communications Co-ordinator

Penny Kemp & Joe Williams (job-share)


International Co-ordinator

Sebastian Power

John Street

Derek Wall


Management Co-ordinator

Mark Cridge


In addition, the following candidates have submitted valid nominations for the following posts which will be elected for one year only, as these posts are currently filled by co-opted members:

Local Party Support Co-ordinator

Matthew Townsend


Policy Development Co-ordinator

Stuart Jeffery


The election timetable will be as follows:

  • 10am, 1 June 2012 - nominations open
  • 12noon, 29 June 2012 - nominations close
  • late July/early August - ballot papers issued with Green World
  • 31 August 2012 - voting closes
  • 11am, Monday 3 September 2012 - declaration of results

For information, the nomination pack is available on the internal elections section of the members website, along with the rules for the ballot. Each of these roles has a job description. Job descriptions are available on the GPEx section of the Members' Website.

Jon Nott, Electoral Returning Officer 29 June 2012