Green Party

6 Apr 2017

How PR ‘completely transformed’ New Zealand politics: Metiria Turei, Green Party co-leader

In 1996, New Zealand introduced the Mixed Member Proportion (MMP) voting system – a mixed FPTP and proportional list voting system. It was a big step forward for the fight for fair votes everywhere. I went to the Global Greens’ Congress in Liverpool last weekend – and had the chance to catch up with Metiria Turei, the co-leader of the New Zealand Green Party - who was elected when PR was first […]
27 Oct 2016

Forget standing down in Richmond: parties shouldn’t have to make that choice

This article was published on Politics.co.uk Almost as quickly as Zac Goldsmith announced his resignation this week, talk turned to the other parties in the race: should they clear the way for a candidate with a better chance of beating him? Within hours we had articles about ‘progressive alliances’ – pacts of left-of-centre parties standing aside to give the Liberal Democrat candidate to a clear […]
2 Aug 2016

ERS Quiz the Green Party Leadership Candidates on Democratic Reform

The Green Party of England & Wales’ leadership (and Deputy Leadership) election is in full swing, with voting open until the 25 th August . At the ERS, we’re running Q&As with all the leadership and deputy leadership candidates – including for the upcoming UKIP leadership vote (plus, hopefully, a hustings for the Labour ballot – it’s all happening!). We’ve quizzed the candidates on voting […]
12 Sep 2011

From Eastbourne to Sheffield – conference season begins

Conference season kicked off this weekend with the UKIP conference in Eastbourne and the Greens in Sheffield. Arran Cottam, Sheffield for Democracy, Caroline Lucas MP, Katie Ghose (ERS) and Jean Lambert MEP The Electoral Reform Society attended both conferences and held two well-attended fringe events to consider the future of democracy in the UK. There's a lot that divides these two parties but […]