News Release – 17 June 2020:
Amelia Womack seeks fourth term as Green Party deputy leader
Current Green Party deputy leader Amelia Womack announced today that she is seeking a fourth term in her role. Womack has been in post since 2014, and her time in office has seen the party achieve unprecedented success in general, European and local elections. In that time, the party received its three highest vote shares in General Elections, increased its number of MEPs from 3 to 7 and more than doubled its representation in local government.
Womack is centering her campaign around strengthening and mobilising the party’s grassroots – in both elections and in issue based campaigns around climate change and workers’ rights.
Speaking on her re-election campaign, Womack said:
“I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be standing for a fourth term as deputy leader of the Green Party. Over the past six years, I’ve supported thousands of activists to run successful campaigns to get Green councillors elected all across the country.
“Now I want to build on that success. With more local elections taking place than ever before next year – we have a real opportunity to transform local communities, with even more Green councillors. I want to support all of our incredible councillors to deliver a Green recovery from the coronavirus crisis – which puts both people and the planet ahead of private profit.”
Womack also emphasised her campaign to become the first Green member of the Welsh Parliament. She is the party’s lead candidate in the South Wales East region – a region which contains her hometown of Newport.
“We know the importance and power of having a Green in the room. From the Scottish Parliament to the London Assembly, from Westminster to local councils, Greens have been instrumental in changing the conversation on climate change and social justice.
“But there’s never been a Green in the Welsh Parliament. As deputy leader going into next year’s Welsh Parliament elections, I want to be the first Green elected to the Senedd.
“Across the UK, the Green Party is a powerful force for good in politics. Now we can be the new force in Welsh politics.”
Nominations for the Green Party’s leadership elections close on June 30, with members voting on their new leader throughout August.
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