In March, the Regional Executive Committee took the difficult decision to cancel our Spring Conference, which was due to take place in June from the wonderful city of St. Albans.
Conference is part of our party process, where members from across the region debate policy and gain experiences. Its also a chance for skills to be learnt and for new friendships to be built.
As we continue to face the pandemic together while staying at home, we are pleased to announce today, the Summer Virtual Conference 2020.
The Executive Committee are working hard to organize a full programme that every member, candidate and local party officer can take part in.
This conference will be something different and something new. That's why this year's conference will be called: Green Steps To A Better Tomorrow.
Our team are lining up some fantastic speakers from across the party and some from outside the party to give you a great day, ready to win in May 2021.
We plan to provide you with a full agenda on the Members site by the end of May with how you can be apart of the Summer Virtual Conference.
Why not save the date and join us on June 27th. We can't wait to see you then!
In the Eastern Region there will be council elections in the following districts in May 2020.
Essex: Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Rochford, Southend on Sea, Thurrock
Hertfordshire: Broxborough, Hartsmere, North Herts, Stevenage, St Albans, Three Rivers, Welwyn Hatfield,
Cambridgeshire: Cambridge, Peterborough
Following the Green Party’s successes in the 2019 elections, it is vital for us to prepare now for the upcoming campaigns.
If you want to help the Green Party candidates please contact your local party and be part of the next Green Wave.
The timetable for the Green Party's Eastern Regional Conference on 16th November has now been announced.
10.00-10.15 - Sign in, refreshments, networking
10.15-10.30 – Briefing on Bury GE campaign and leaflet delivery
10.30 – 12.30 – Delivery in teams in Stowmarket
12.30 – 1.30 – lunch at church hall
There will be two parallel sessions in the afternoon.
One strand will be for new members looking to get involved and local party officers wanting to get more people involved and the other for councillors to help them settle in to their new role.
Sessions for new members looking to get involved and local party officers wanting to get more people involved
Sessions for councillors to help them settle in to their new role
1.30-2pm How you can help the Green Party in your area (2020 priorities, county elections, PCC).
1.30 – 2.30pm How to have an impact even when you are in a minority party – Andrew Stringer, leader of Eastern Region’s largest Green group on Mid Suffolk District Council.
2pm – 2.30 pm Getting to know each other – cross county. An interactive workshop session to encourage cross local party working. .
2.30pm – 3pm – Taking good newsletter pics – (bring your mobile, you will be asked to pair up and go outside to stunt up some good ones)
2.30 – 3.30pm – Coping with attacks from opposition/How to be effective as a councillor even in opposition - facilitated by councillor. Half hour talk, half hour interactive, exercise
3- 3.30 – How to engage members
1. - Dan Laycock (Hunts), Blake Roberts (Colchester) tell their stories.
3.30 - 4pm – How to engage members 2 – break out and feedback session
4.00 - 4.15 – tea break
4.15 – 5.00 – ERGP Business – committee roles, finance and membership report. AOB
Please make plans now to come along to this important meeting.
Let us know your plans by registering on EventBrite at:
27 September 2019
The political party most committed to addressing the climate crisis has announced its candidates to contest all seven Suffolk seats at the next general election.
The Green Party has selected its candidates for the county and is gearing up to put forward its policies as and when a general election is called.
Among those Greens standing are current county councillors, district councillors and some who stood at the last Westminster election, in 2017.
Bury St Edmunds is set to be a focus for the party as Mid Suffolk District Council, which sits within the constituency, now has the highest proportion of Green Party councillors of any district council in the country.
Helen Geake, who will again try to wrest the constituency from the Tories, said:
“I’m delighted and honoured to be chosen for this chance to represent citizens across Bury, Stowmarket and villages in between.
“National politicians are failing us, and this area really needs a Green voice to stand up for it and someone willing to listen to local people, not toe the big-party line.”
Amelia Womack, the party’s deputy leader, is eager for the Greens to build on their strong showing at polls earlier this year. She said:
“It is great to see how the Green Party will fill candidates in all the seven seats of Suffolk.
“It is only by selecting and filling candidates in all the UK constituencies that we can build on the ‘Green Wave’ seen at the local and European elections.
“From stopping Brexit to tackling climate chaos the Green Party offers the only way forward for a fairer and greener society.
“Our priorities recognise how in a climate emergency we cannot wait any longer and need to take radical measures.
“Voting for the Green Party is a vote for ensuring the present of our planet and making sure that we will be able to enjoy it in the future as well.”
Our new Green MEP Catherine Rowett will be speaking about her first month in office at our Eastern Region Green Party summer conference in Cambridge on July 6th.
Also on the bill will be Rupert Read, the number two on the Euro candidate list and increasingly renowned climate activist, talking about riding the Green Wave, while Suffolk County Councillor and East Suffolk District Councillor Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw will be talking about her rapid journey into local politics "From mum to mayor".
This is a chance to meet like minded Green activists and councillors, contribute to discussions about how you can help Green your community and help us win elections over the next few years.
The venue is Emmanuel College, St Andrew's St, Cambridge CB2 3AP from 11am to 4.30pm. There is a separate break out room for tea and coffee.
Directions here: https://www.emma.cam.ac.uk/conferences/maps/
In the European election results announced on the night of 26th May 2019, the Green Party won its first MEP seat for Eastern region, securing 202,460 votes.
Newly elected Green MEP Catherine Rowett said:
"The results of this election speak loud and clear: the Eastern Region has a Green MEP for the first time. This is a vote for real change, and it reflects the view of thousands of voters who want to see a different kind of politics. As Greens we have put forward a clear position to remain in the EU, to work across borders on the climate emergency, and to secure a better future for people and planet. This success could not have happened without a large number of supporters and volunteers, and generous donations from ordinary people who care. Thank you to you all."
European Elections Crowdfunder
The Green Party's success in the East of England is a result of hard work and commitment from candidates, activists, members and numerous others in the campaign team and shows the desire for real change in the politics on the Region, the UK and Europe.
Our campaign mobilized one of the strongest pro-European movements anywhere on the continent. The Green Party is proudly standing up for freedom of movement, for immediate effective climate action and for the rights of all Europeans to pursue peaceful and fulfilling lives.
This election has given us all the chance to tell the establishment that enough is enough, and to show the mainstream parties what kind of Britain we want to be. This isn’t just about Europe, leave or remain, this is about our country and our values.
We thank all those who have contributed to our success in the European elections, and especially those who donated to our crowdfunder. However, now the hard work begins and we need your support. Please consider setting up a standing order and giving us a monthly donation.
Any contribution you make will go towards the direct expenses of campaigning, including the substantial costs of producing and distributing important Green Party information to households throughout the region.
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WAYS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE GREEN PARTY THAT WON’T COST YOU ANYTHING!
Recycle your old ink cartridges and mobile phones with Recycle4Charity envelopes. This company will give us money for all cartridges and phones sent in. If you, or people you know, could use some envelopes, please contact Paul Jeater (07889 232042) to request some.
See our ethical partnerships for ways to save you money and raise funds for us. Our partners include: Ecotricity and Good Energy, who will donate to us if you switch your energy supplier (see links below). You wont pay extra - they match the cost of your current supplier.
Switch electricity and/or biogas and they will donate up to £60 to us for every new residential customer. If switching both electricity and biogas, the firm will donate £60 to us. For switching just electricity, it’s £40; for just biogas, the donation is £20. Use this link >>> and quote the code ERGP1.
Switch to green electricity with Good Energy and they will give us £50 for everyone who joins them quoting GE2223 via the Good Energy website.