Just to confirm, there will be an election for the position of Wales Green Party Spokesperson (aka Leader), and the Deputy position, after the Wales GP AGM. Bridgend Green’s Andy Chyba is taking on incumbent, Pippa Bartolotti.
The Wales AGM will incorporate hustings for the leadership election and is taking place on the 15th November at the SOAR Centre, Merthyr Tydfil starting at 10.30. Amelia Womack, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of England & Wales is the guest speaker. We hope as many of you as possible will be there.
Andy would ask his supporters to ensure that your membership and contact details are up-to-date so you get to vote in the postal ballot. Remember, local members are not entitled to vote in this election, so upgrade as soon as possible if you want your say in the future of Wales Green Party. Any issues with this, please just contact me.
Visitors to this blog will be familiar with Andy’s campaigning and media work over the last 4 years, and this blog is testimony to the work done in establishing Bridgend Green Party, from scratch, as a respected player in the local political scene. Please browse the archive and use the search facility to look for posts on any theme.
Andy on one of his specialist subjects – fracking – on Worldview and Russia Today. Andy has also been interviewed by Al Jazeera, Rzeczpospollita and on numerous occasions by BBC Wales, ITV and local newspapers.
Andy is standing with Jackie Turvey Tait as his Deputy running mate. Jackie is based in Chester, but is very familiar with North Wales and has the right experience to help support the new local parties and new members in North Wales. She will also be an ideal Spokesperson for Wales Green party media commitments and requests in North Wales. She is the right person to help us build a whole Wales party.
Over the coming weeks, Andy will explain why he feels the need to challenge Pippa at this time. He will share the vision he has for transforming Wales Green Party from the worst performing region (the only one in the whole UK without a single county councilor: see map) to one that can hold its head up high as a truly respected contributor to the political scene in Wales. Instead of being an irrelevant sideshow, he believes we can be in a position to actually influence decision-making and start getting some of our ideas implemented.
Watch this space!!