Greens across the East Midlands convened on Saturday for the annual regional conference following staggering May 2023 local election success.
Green Party members across the East Midlands converged on Leicester on Saturday, 24th June to attend the annual East Midlands Conference.
In St Martins House, near the famous statue of Leicester suffragette Alice Hawkins, representatives and members gathered to hear from key Green speakers, such as Baroness Natalie Bennett of the House of Lords
The conference provided both a recap of recent Green successes in the local elections as well as offering a platform for many Green leaders to speak to members directly, offering advice and hearing feedback from members.
Attracting members from across Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Northamptonshire and Leicestershire, many new councillors elected in May were also in attendance.
Speaking to the assembly, Natalie, one of only two Green members of the House of Lords, talked positively about the future of the Green Party, as “centrist” parties failed to offer real solutions to the issues voters care about.
Where the Green Party were once mocked for being ‘too radical’, she said, key Green policies, such as electoral reform, Universal Basic Income and the importance of renewable energy were now being increasingly engaged with and supported.
With Natalie predicting further electoral successes in the coming elections, she urged all members to remain active and to continue fighting for local communities.
With 42 councillors now in office since the May 2023 Local Elections, there was much to be optimistic about, and the Green Party is looking to keep up momentum to expand their successes in the coming general and local elections.
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