26 July 2021
The Green Party election process for the next leader or co-leaders of the party has begun today.
Co-leader Jonathan Bartley stood down earlier this month to spend more time working on building progressive alliances in UK politics, which triggered an election for new leadership. 
Nominations have opened today with candidates having three weeks  to declare their intention to run.
In line with the party’s constitution, individuals can put themselves forward or two people can stand together in a bid to be co-leaders.
Members will have the opportunity to vote for their next generation of leadership from 2 September until the ballot closes on 23 September with results set to be announced soon after.
Bartley said: “I am so proud of the democratic nature of our party and the leadership vote is a big part of that. I’d like to see as many members as possible engaged in this process because this is the person or people who are going to take us a significant way towards the next General Election where we are focused on increasing our representation in Parliament.
“We’ve shown ourselves to be a credible political force and I’m so excited to see who our members choose to lead us to the next stage. I feel confident there are going to be some fantastic candidates making up our new generation of leaders.”
Bartley remains in place until 1 August, his co-leader Sian Berry will then become acting leader until the outcome of the election is known.
Nominations will close on Tuesday 17 August