16 December 2016
Alice Hooker-Stroud to continue as the leader of the Wales Green Party whilst new deputy leaders Grenville Ham and Pippa Bartolotti announced.
Wales Green Party announced two new deputy spokespeople who will be working together to take the party forward.
Alice Hooker-Stroud said: “I'm really excited to be re-elected, and to start work with our new deputies. Right now, I think we need some straight-talking in politics, and forward-thinking solutions for Wales. I am confident our new team will deliver. Together, we will push for a climate-safe future. We'll stand up for refugees, migrants and the most disadvantaged in our society. We want Wales to be a great place to live for all.”
Grenville Ham is an expert on issues around energy, climate change and the environment. During his term as a deputy spokesperson, he will focus on promoting sustainable energy and climate change mitigation in Wales. He is also passionate about attracting fresh talent to the party. He said: “Wales needs and deserves a change. We have the potential to be a world leader in renewable energy and environmental science, which makes me very proud to be Welsh. I want to make sure we grasp all the opportunities we can whilst transitioning to a climate safe-future.”
Grenville Ham studied Geography at the University of Plymouth and was a post-graduate student at Oxford University and Oxford Brookes. He is the founder and Managing Director of a not-for-profit hydroelectric engineering company. He is also a co-founder of a social enterprise that helps community groups across Mid and South Wales reduce carbon and improve biodiversity.
Pippa Bartolotti, previous leader of the Wales Green Party, said:
“I’m thrilled to be invited once again to be part of the leadership team of Wales Green Party. Many people are prepared to switch their vote to Green and I very much look forward to being part of the campaign where Green candidates will be elected to council seats in Wales next year.
“Local Councils haven’t done enough to prepare people for climate change. Our houses need to be better built, properly insulated, and free from rip-off fuel bills. Investment in renewable energy will provide long lasting jobs. We need a cap on public sector salaries, pollution free towns and cities, and safe active travel. Greens on your local council will bring good change, thoughtful change, and we will put people and planet before profit.”
The new team take up their roles on 1st January 2017.