Origins Of The Greens

So, today I’m going to be telling everybody who may find themselves reading this somewhat of a story about the Green Party of England and Wales. Essentially, we have a deep and well rooted history both domestically and internationally too. We began way back as the PEOPLE party back in 1973. Our original founders were situated in Coventry, UK but quickly diversified throughout the country and we eventually renamed the party as The Ecology Party back in 1975. From here it was 10 years to the day before we changed our title from the Ecology Party to The Green Party. From this date we were together and in full force for a further 4 years before the division of the Scottish Green Party from the main party. This is ultimately why we do not have Scotland in the Party name. The reasoning behind this change was because our Scottish politicians believed that they were better placed to make more radical changes being a segment within their countries’ political system too. Similarly, since Scotland have received their own parliamentary system this has benefited them massively too and it was ultimately the right decision at the time and still is today.

In the early years of our party between our inception as the Green Party in 1985 we spent many years and much effort on trying to capitalize on our substantial successes’ within the European elections. As a result of this we decided to create a group called the Green 2000 way back in 1990. This group was a subsidiary of members belonging to our party who argued that we should internally reorganize the structure of it so that we could actually try to win a more substantial margin of seats in the general and indeed local elections too. This group proposed a wide range of inter political party reforms, the focal point of these changes would indeed be an increasingly centralized structure of the party.

By the time it got to 1993 we saw the Green Party of England and Wales adopt a basis for renewal program, this period of time was wrought with policy changes and calls for reform. There was indeed widespread reform throughout these years to try to save the party from running out of money and ultimately from ceasing to exist. The fact that we are still active and are campaigning to this day illustrates that this was not the ultimate fate for the Greens, however it was a very turbulent time where there were high risks of failure. One thing that we have been battling with over the years is the fact that many people regard our party as a single issue party, this is something that still troubles us to this day but one day we hope to surpass this issue and build upon our rich and fruitful beginnings.

Welcome To The Green Party

Welcome to the Green Party of England and Wales. We are a progressive left sided political party and are seeking to make the UK as green as possible. As of 2016 we have a membership extending well over 60,000 members and we are one of the fastest growing parties in the country too. Clearly it is going to be a relatively difficult task to imagine us becoming one of the largest parties in the country – however we are hoping to grow our membership considerably over the next few years in the lead up to the 2020 general election. Our party was established way back in 1990, we were only a minor player in the political scene back then, however we have seen substantial growth and received our first parliamentary seat in the 2015 general election. As you can imagine this is a huge step in the right direction for the Green party and we are already anticipating a further 5 seats in the following general election.

Green Party

Our main emphasis, as insinuated by the title of our party, is the environment and specifically environmentalism with political ecology as a secondary step. Many people believe us to be a single issue party, solely focused upon making the UK and indeed the world a cleaner, greener place. However this is as far from the truth as possible, we have a very diverse proposition plan for the country that is aimed at tackling a large proportion of issues currently faced by the British people. We have a very long history of communitarian economic policies that are pioneering concepts for Britain and many of our policies have never before been considered by the traditionally elected British political parties; The Conservatives, The Labour Party and The Liberal Democrats. We also have a very strong, positive tendency to support certain social policies too, these include drug reform, animal rights, various civil liberties and for LBGT people too.

We have always stood by the working class people and believe in providing people with a basic living income a high living wage and want people to become increasingly active in democratic participation too. As it stands there are various different types of green parties in the UK and indeed the world, the British variants include; Wales Green Party, Scottish Green Party and of course the Green Party of England and Wales too. In addition to these locally situated parties we also have The European Green Party and in a wider umbrella sense the Global Greens too. All of these parties act together in certain situations and policies are regularly transferred between them. Interestingly enough, despite only having one seat of 650 seats within the UK democratic system, we have 3 of 64 in the European Parliament – from the English and Welsh seats and 2 of 25 seats in London too. As you can see, we’ve been doing extremely great stuff both inside the UK and across the world too.