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 |
|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 |