The new leader of the Green Party of England and Wales is visiting Plymouth on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Natalie Bennett – voted in as party leader during 2012 – is visiting the region and will meet with local people in Room 210 in the Roland Levinksy Building on Tuesday evening from 7pm onwards.
Andy Pratt, Plymouth Green Party secretary, said of the event: “This is a great opportunity to hear some different views about the state of the nation from a national party leader. Natalie will be offering a Green Party perspective on the issues facing Plymouth and the rest of the country.”
“It is great to have Natalie visit, especially so soon after the national conference in Nottingham. There will be plenty of time for questions to discuss a fresh and radical approach to the economic and environmental crises that we are all facing.”
Members of the public are welcome to the meeting, which opens from 6.30pm in Room 210 in the Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University. Natalie Bennett is due to speak from 7pm onwards.
Natalie was elected leader of the Green Party on September 3, 2012, replacing the former leader Caroline Lucas (MP for Brighton Pavilion). Originally employed as a journalist, she was editor of The Guardian Weekly from December 2007 to March 2012. She has a long interest in environmental issues, as well as subjects affecting women, having also founded the Green Party women’s group.
Since being elected as leader of the Green Party she has campaigned for “a better, more equal, healthier Britain.” This has involved affordable train fares, sustainable development and the resistance to the privatisation of the NHS.
(from a press release)