2010 Green Party of England and Wales leadership election

2010 Green Party of England and Wales leadership election
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Turnout25.5% (Decrease12.4%)
  Caroline Lucas 2010.jpg
Candidate Caroline Lucas
First pref. 3,190
Percentage 97.9%

Leader before election

Caroline Lucas

Elected Leader

Caroline Lucas

The Green Party of England and Wales leadership election, 2010 took place in August and September 2010. The party has elections every two years for leader and deputy leader roles and this was the second election since the party decided to switch from having principle speakers to having a leader and a deputy leader, or co-leaders. Caroline Lucas was re-elected as leader unopposed and Adrian Ramsay was re-elected as deputy leader after defeating former principle speaker Derek Wall.

All members of the party were sent ballot papers in the post with their copy of the party's magazine, Green World and voting ended shortly after hustings were held at the party's autumn conference in Birmingham where members who had not already posted their ballot papers could vote in person at conference.

Campaign

Caroline Lucas and Adrian Ramsay campaigned for re-election together and shared materials such as a website and leaflets promoting them both together. This was possibly due to Ramsey having limited time due to fighting an all-out by-election on Norwich City Council (where he was a councillor) who had called for an election for all council seats due to failing to become a unitary authority with polling day the day before the Green Party conference.

Derek Wall campaigned with the support of internal group Green Left which he has been an active member of since its formation.

Results

A total of 3,279 votes were cast in the postal ballot.

The results were as follows:

Leadership Result

Green Party of England and Wales
leadership election, 2010
Candidate Votes %
Green tickY Caroline Lucas 3,190
97.91%
Re-open nominations 68
2.09%
Turnout 3,258 25.52%
Caroline Lucas re-elected Leader

Deputy Leadership Result

Green Party of England and Wales
leadership election, 2010
Candidate Votes %
Green tickY Adrian Ramsay 2,386
73.39%
Derek Wall 826
25.41%
Re-open nominations 39
1.20%
Turnout 3,251 25.45%
Caroline Lucas re-elected Leader

References


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