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THE GREEN PARTY

The Green Party (Greens) origins can be found in the PEOPLE Party, which was founded in 1972 and eventually rebranded to become the Green Party in 1985. The Greens are a green and left-wing party; therefore, they aim to combine environmentalism with left-wing economic policies. The party stands on a platform of promoting the proportional representation electoral system, a progressive approach to social policies such as civil liberties and drug policy reform, and more democratic engagement. They aim to achieve these goals through policies such as: 


  • Introduce a Green New Deal Bill: reducing climate emissions to net zero by 2030 

  • Further and Higher Education Bill: fund tuition for every higher education student, scrap undergraduate tuition fees and write off existing student debt

  • Introduce UBI for all adults

  • Fair Votes Bill: replace First Past the Post with Proportional Representation and create a fully elected House of Lords 


Party Stats 


  • Current Leaders: Jonathan Bartley and Siân Berry (collective leadership) (pictured)

  • 2.7% of vote share in 2019 

  • 1 Member of Parliament 

  • 2 Peers in House of Lords