New Leader and Deputy Leader announcement

3 September 2012

Leader

3,127 ballot papers were returned (a turnout of 25.1%), of which 16 were spoilt, giving a total valid vote of 3,111.

The quota required for election is therefore 1,555.6

First preference votes were distributed as follows:

Bartolotti - 389
Bennett - 1,300
Cranie - 902
Phoenix - 492
RON - 28

No candidate achieved quota and so Bartolotti is eliminated and her votes redistributed as follows:

Bennett - 187 
Cranie - 74 
Phoenix - 93 
RON - 7 
Not transferable - 28

The totals for the second round are therefore:

Bartolotti - eliminated 
Bennett - 1,487 
Cranie - 976 
Phoenix - 585 
RON - 35

No candidate achieved quota and so Phoenix is eliminated and her votes redistributed as follows:

Bennett - 270 
Cranie - 228 
RON - 27 
Not transferable - 60

The totals for the third round are therefore:

Bartolotti - eliminated 
Bennett - 1,757 
Cranie - 1,204 
Phoenix - eliminated 
RON - 62 


I therefore declare Natalie Bennett elected as Leader.

 

Deputy Leader

 

3,127 ballot papers were returned (a turnout of 25.1%).

In line with the election rules set out in the Green Party constitution, the Deputy Leader cannot be of the same gender as the Leader and so Caroline Allen and Alexandra Phillips are eliminated and their first preference votes will be redistributed to the highest expressed preference for an eligible candidate.

There were 353 spoilt papers (including papers expressing a preference only for a feemale candidate or candidates), giving a total valid vote of 2774 and the quota required for election is therefore 1,387.1

First preference votes were distributed as follows:

Allen - not eligible
Duckworth - 1,329
Mallender - 1,245
Phillips - not eligible
RON - 200

No candidate achieved quota, but Green Party rules require that RON not be eliminated, so the candidate with the highest vote is elected.

I therefore declare Will Duckworth elected as Deputy Leader.

 

 

Jon Nott 
Electoral Returning Officer 
3 September 2012

 
 
 
 
 
 


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