Monday, October 15, 2007

Green Party Executive Elections Results

The postal ballots have been counted, the candidates informed, the official announcement made. All there is left to do is tell the blogosphere of the Green Party National Executive (GPEx) election results. These are the four remaining posts to be filled and were all contested (see the full GPEx list in the comments below);

The candidates elected are;

Female Principal speaker:
Caroline Lucas

Male Principal speaker:
Derek Wall

Local Party Coordinator:
Jon Lucas

Chair:
Richard Mallinder

The turn out for the postal ballot was just over 20% (upfrom last year)


The vote in detail

Female Principal speaker
Caroline Lucas....1190 votes ELECTED
Jenny Jones.........335 votes
RON........................ 6 votes
Spoiled.................... 7 votes


Male Principal speaker
Ashley Gunstock.......138 votes >>> Ashley's votes were then redistributed
Derek Wall................752 votes........ + 60 = 812 votes ELECTED
Darren Johnson........625 votes........ + 53 = 678 votes
RON...........................16 votes........ + 5 = 21 votes
Spoiled.........................1 spoilt paper


Local party coordinator
Jon Lucas.................748 votes ELECTED
Chris Haine..............692 votes
RON..........................24 votes
Spoiled........................5 votes


Chair
Richard Mallinder....................781 votes ELECTED
Peter Cranie / David Ford........ 683 votes
RON..........................................21 votes
Spoiled........................................5 votes

Sorry about the weird formating- I'll try to short that out tomorrow.

8 comments:

Peter said...

Hi,

Hope you enjoyed the job in the end - we choose such cumbersome systems for our internal elections.

Just to point out, the 'previous results' you link to were only the nominations. It gives the impression that Volker Heineman won International, and Pete Murray won Publications.
The winners for those posts were Joseph Healy and myself respectively.

Internal Communications was won by Keith Magnum.

Jim Jay said...

Good call and well spotted. I've now taken that link off.

Here is the full list of successful GPEx candidates;

Chair
- Richard Mallinder

Male Principal Speaker
- Derek Wall

Female Principal Speaker
- Caroline Lucas

Local Party Coordinator
- Jon Lucas

International Coordinator
- Joseph Healy

Publications Coordinator
- Peter Sanderson

Elections Coordinator
- Sarah Birch

Management Coordinator
- Pete McAskie and Tony Cooper (as job share)

Policy Development
- Brian Heatley

External Communications
- Jim Killock

Campaigns Coordinator
- Jonathan Essex

Finance Coordinator
- Khalid Hussenbux

Internal Communications
- Keith Magnum

Aled Dilwyn Fisher said...

Jim, will you be encouraging the reporting of this on the Socialist Unity blog, particularly Derek's re-election as a socialist?

Matt Sellwood said...

Derek had to be re-elected as a socialist? I thought it was a self-defining club?

:)

Sorry, I'll stop making ridiculous pedantic points now and go back to work....

Matt

Peter said...

According to the Socialist Party of Great Britain, you have to pass an exam. :)

Derek Wall said...

ecosocialism, there is a tree climbing cert as well...

Jim Jay said...

Peter, the job wasn't too arduous - as long as you enjoy spending countless hours counting pieces of paper!

Anyway, I only have the referendum to go (Nov.) and then I'm free of my lofty ERO status and will be looking for some other useful role to play... suggestions?

How are you finding your new post in publications?

I don't know if SUblog will cover this (not my call) as they're interested in a recent set of expulsions from the SWP due to Respect's current rocky patch.

Anyway in terms of reading what the election means I think it's problematic as you have one electoralist, pro-leader elected and one anti-electoralist, anti-leader (I tried to think of the most neutral way of putting that but have probably offended both camps, tut)

I think it comes down to members thinking that those specific individuals are good at the job... the majority of members would not describe themselves as "ecosocialist" what ever that is - but they clearly see this as something they don't mind associating with.

Douglas Coker said...

I'm concerned at the turn-out - 20%. Why wasn't it 80%? You don't have to be a terribly active activist to vote. What's going on? Be interested in others observations on this.

Douglas Coker
Enfield Green Party