16 December 2015
One of the youngest leaders of any political party in the UK, Alice Hooker Stroud, from Machynlleth in Powys has been announced as the new leader to take the party forward to the Welsh assembly elections in May 2016. Hannah Pudner has also been elected deputy leader of the party.
The announcement was made at the opening of Wales Green Party campaign office in Cardiff, on Wednesday 16th of December. Alice Hooker-Stroud said
“This is an exciting time for the Wales Green Party, we enter the Welsh Assembly election as a determined and energetic party, we can and we will win seats.”
In the general election this year the Wales Green Party stood candidates in 36 out of a possible 40 constituencies. Membership of the party has also tripled in the last year, particularly within the 18-35 year old age bracket.
“The Wales Green Party has the solutions to many of the problems we face in our communities. Solutions that tackle not just social, but environmental problems, solutions not just for local problems, but global problems too.”
Pippa Bartolotti outgoing leader said;
“Over the last few years the Wales Green Party has gone from strength to strength and as we build momentum to the Welsh assembly elections in May it will carry on doing so. Voters are ready to hear people speak out with real solutions and that is what the Wales Green Party offers. I look forward to working with Alice over the coming months and supporting her during her leadership.”
Hannah Pudner said;
I am delighted to be elected as Deputy Leader for Wales Green party. Wales has a rich history of doing social good. It has a rich history of being radical. But political complacency has set in. I look forward to helping Wales Greens get elected to the Senedd; working for people, for planet, for Wales. Lets show the world that Wales is a small, but incredibly smart country.