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Bristol councillor Carla Denyer to run for national Green Party leadership

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Bristol city councillor Carla Denyer has announced her joint leadership bid to become co-leader of the Green Party.

The Clifton Down Councillor, who unsuccessfully stood for the Bristol West MP role in 2019, is standing to become the next co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, along with the party’s former deputy leader Adrian Ramsay.

A leadership by-election was announced in July, following the resignations of Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry.

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Cllr Denyer, is one of 24 Green councillors on Bristol City Council, making it the joint biggest party alongside Labour and the largest Green Party group in local government.

The former wind farm engineer, said: “We’re committed to being the leaders who secure a second Green MP to join Caroline Lucas in Westminster.

“Politics desperately needs an overhaul. People are sick and tired of Westminster, with MPs shouting and heckling at each other. We can do politics differently.

“That’s why we’re standing on a platform of putting compassion back into politics. Compassion for each other, our communities and the natural world. And that starts with the Green Party itself.

“We want to make sure that the party is a welcoming and inclusive place that makes the most of everyone’s talents, respects lived experience and stands together for human rights and the environment”, said Denyer.

Her running-mate, Adrian Ramsay, who has returned to politics after running two environmental charities, said: “With the Green Party frequently polling in third place in the national polls, and growing public concern on climate, we have a huge opportunity to take the party to the next level.

“To seize this moment we need a leadership team with a track record of electoral success, delivering real change for our communities and helping professionalise the party.”

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