Dear Green Party friend,
ballot papers for the most important internal election in our Party's history are now landing on doormats.The time has come to choose our Party's next Leader and Deputy Leader.
The next leaders must have a clear, bold and radical vision for our Party's future. They must have a plan to reach out and attract new members. They must have real campaigning and electoral experience to ensure we continue to build on our recent successes.
The only candidates that have all of these are Romayne Phoenix and Will Duckworth.
- Romayne and Will are ideally placed to build on the excellent work done by Caroline Lucas and Adrian Ramsay in making the Green Party stand up to social and environmental vandalism.
- Romayne and Will are a great team, complimenting each other brilliantly. They both share ecosocialist principles and agree on where our Party is now, where it needs to be in the future, and how to get there.
- Romayne and Will’s vision of how to do this is based on the two pillars on which they see the Party’s future success has to be based - well resourced campaigning twinned with smartly supported electoral targeting.
Romayne has a unique perspective among the candidates for Leader saying “The economic and environmental crises are two sides of the same struggle... Environmentalists, trade unionists and socialists should see the Green Party as their natural political home”.
A lifelong campaigner, Romayne is unique among the candidates for Leader as her main aim is to make the Party relevant to the millions whose lives are being terribly affected by the ConDem government’s economic policies by promoting alternatives to the cuts and placing the Party at the heart of the battle against austerity.
Read more here - http://www.romayneandwillforgreenleadership.org.uk/romayneabout.html
Watch Romayne address thousands at the Birmingham Tory Conference demonstration here -http://youtu.be/WJr_71jSG2I
- and talk passionately about building bridges to fight the ConDem austerity agenda here -http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&t=6m59s&v=dveS8QJM2pQ&gl=GB
Download a printable leaflet here -http://www.romayneandwillforgreenleadership.org.uk/Romayne_Leaflet_no_logo.pdf
VOTE 1 FOR WILL DUCKWORTH FOR DEPUTY LEADER
‘Black Country lad’ Will is the only Deputy candidate to have contributed to the proven success of the West Midlands Strategy, which has taken the region from three Councillors in 2010 to thirteen today (see page 4 of the current Green World).
Will is in a unique position to help local parties to electoral victory, having gone from co-founding Dudley Green Party to becoming their first Councillor in under three years. Watch Will's recent local election video here - http://bit.ly/willduckworth - and his superb election acceptance speech here -http://youtu.be/T4GyMjITyRE
Will and others in the region are delighted that so many in the Party are acknowledging that the West Midlands Strategy is something we must seize on. Will is the Deputy candidate best placed to transfer the Strategy to local parties – whether large or small, rural or urban.
As Deputy Leader Will would work to replicate the success of the West Midlands across the whole of England and Wales, visiting and supporting local and regional Parties as required.
Read more here - http://www.romayneandwillforgreenleadership.org.uk/willabout.html
Watch Will's recent local election video here - http://bit.ly/willduckworth - and his superb election acceptance speech here - http://youtu.be/T4GyMjITyRE
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM ROMAYNE AND WILL'S ELECTION AGENT, CLLR TOM HARRIS - PLEASE READ!