|Consultation:||Young Greens AGM 2019|
|Agenda item:||E Nominations|
E6: Billy Howells
- Which role are you applying for?:
- Senate Co-Chair
The current young greens management has collapsed. From lack of communications and organisation, to the "southern" clique of people managing from within, has led to the failure and disenfranchisement of many members across the country, especially within the northern and midland regions. It's clear that the current executive only care if you are from the south or have close connections with "elitist" members.
The young greens require a new direction, one that doesn't focus on Brexit or internal squabbling, but on that looks to developing our branches across the UK and developing policy around our 'green roots'. We are a party of environmentalist and social equality, yet somehow, we have become the very thing we oppose. The same old leadership (sometimes different people, yet the same ideals at its core), the suppression of democracy (The failure of communications from both the young greens exec and the national exec), and the wittering on how Brexit will devastate this country has led to the party no longer being recognised as a party for those who care about the planet we live on, but instead a party that only cares for London, the south and power.
We need to deliver a new direction of management so we can flourish from the bottom upwards, diversifying our membership by not simply following quotas (A poor systems in its own right), but a mix of members from up and down the country, regardless of gender, class, race, sexuality etc.
As senate co-chair, I will offer you the opportunity to make real change, where we can once again become the party we once were. Let’s strip down the current executive and rebuild a better, more sustainable party.
For anyone who does want to read about my background, I am currently finishing my Masters in practice development at Sunderland university, after completing my undergrad in politics and youth work. I am currently working in the events industry as an event coordinator for weddings and parties. Love a good wine night, debating and looking after my fish. West midlands born and bred, keen board game player and love a good chick-flick / marvel film.
- Video :
- Facebook :
- Twitter :
- Instagram :
- Website :
- Other links :
- Local Party:
- East Staffordshire
- Supporter 1 Name:
- Esme Featherstone
- Supporter 1 Local Party/Affiliated Group:
- Supporter 2 Name:
- James Platt
- Supporter 2 Local Party/Affiliated Group: