September In The Greens

Green Party Conference

From September 2nd – 4th, Green Party Autumn Conference will be running in Birmingham. I’m attending for the full weekend, as are several other members of South Gloucestershire Green Party and many Young Greens from the South West Region.

This conference may be the most important we’ve had for a long time. We now face an uncertain time in politics, with Brexit undoubtedly weakening international cooperation on key issues like Climate Change and Human Rights. Our new leadership team will need to seize the opportunity to hold the Westminster elite to account for their handling of Brexit, including the woeful decision to scrap the DECC and merge it with Business, Skills & Innovation.

Shahrar Ali’s campaign team very kindly thanked me for my support on Facebook. Here’s hoping for a Lucas-Bartley-Ali leadership team at the end of conference.

Elect Sharar

Whatever the result of the leadership election, I’m sure the new leadership team will keep the party strong in the months ahead and face up to the challenges the world is facing today. I’ll (hopefully) be providing coverage live from Conference on Twitter, feel free to follow me!

Green Streets – Litter Pick

Closer to home, the South Gloucestershire Green Party has launched the Green Streets campaign. We hope to engage more local people in Green Party politics by cleaning up our streets and parks in friendly community events, the first of which will be held on Hanham Road on September 10th.