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Green Party Spring Conference in Harrogate this weekend (26-28 February)

26 February 2016

Green Party members and supporters from across the UK will congregate for three days of policy-making, learning and networking at Harrogate International Centre, 26-28 February 2016.

Sian Berry, the Greens’ candidate for London Mayor, and Alice Hooker-Stroud, the new Leader of the Wales Green Party, will both deliver speeches to Conference as will Shahrar Ali and Amelia Womack, Deputy Leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales.

Fringes on the refugee crisis, the government’s ‘Prevent’ strategy and Islamophobia, and on how to build resistance to fracking will take place at Spring Conference. Panels will take place on flooding prevention and mitigation, greening our cities and on the political challenges and opportunities in the post Cop21 era.

The event is open to members and non-members.

Speaking ahead of Conference, Natalie Bennett, who will deliver her Leaders’ Speech at 14.00 on Friday (26 February), said:

This year is the year that we turn the ‘Green surge’ in to Green seats. Driven forward by our passionate members and supporters, we look forward to increasing our number of seats on the London Assembly, putting in our best-ever performance in the London Mayoral contest, gaining a seat on the Welsh Assembly and growing our representation on councils across England and Wales.


Bennett’s speech will spell out why Greens are campaigning for Britain to remain as part of the European Union:

Greens are campaigning to remain because we believe that we flourish when we work together on the shared challenges we face. We know the EU isn’t perfect, we want it to more democratic, and more accountable to the citizens of Europe. But to collectively tackle problems and make the EU better for every European we need to stay in and reform it.


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