Saturday, July 10, 2010

Deputy Leader Contenders Announced

The contenders for the post of Deputy Leader of the Green Party have been announced and it's going to be a run off between Adrian Ramsay, the incumbent, and Derek Wall, the ex-male Principle Speaker and doyen of the Green Left.

For your reading pleasure I have put together some information on each of the candidates to help you decide. I won't be plumping for either candidate until nearer the time. There will be hustings and candidate statements to follow;

Candidate: Adrian Ramsay

Derek Wall

Employment: Politician Teacher in economics
Age: 28 45
Length of Party membership 12 years 3o years
Internal roles Deputy leader from 2008, leading roles in Green Group on Norwich council Male principle speaker 2006-08
A number of leading positions in party from 1989 through 90's.
Electoral highs: Local councillor in Norwich's Nelson ward since 2003,
14.9% in Norwich South in 2010
2.46% in Windsor at the 2005 General Election.
Support base:
The Norwich machine, "respectable" Greens

Green Left and the indigenous peoples of Latin America.
Personal factlets:
Adrian is a vegan who likes to go walking on the Scottish islands

Derek is a Zen-Buddhist, non-driver with three children
Last two statements on current issues Party funding reform
Proportional representation
. The coalition government
Polish elections

6 comments:

Natalie Bennett said...

PrincipAL speaker....sorry, haven't had to drag that gripe out for a while, I'm pleased to say.

Derek Wall said...

thanks Jim very fair, the Polish stuff is by councillor Adam E Pogonowski not me!

I am on to drunken MPs http://another-green-world.blogspot.com/2010/07/mp-too-drunk-too-vote.html

Derek Wall said...

thanks Jim very fair, the Polish stuff is by councillor Adam E Pogonowski not me!

I am on to drunken MPs http://another-green-world.blogspot.com/2010/07/mp-too-drunk-too-vote.html

Adam said...

I would quite like to know how this information has been obtained, for Standing Orders Committee page on the Members' site has not released this information yet....

Jim Jepps said...

I rang the ERO who said it was now public information and it was fine to post it. I'm not sure the SOC page has ever been used for this purpose (certainly not when I was ERO).

When the party sets it up there will be a section on the party website giving all the candidates for the various roles on the coming year's GPEx.

Exciting!

Green Gordon said...

Aw, no one ever rang me, back in the day...