Elections

General Election 2019 - 2022

Despite the next General Election not being officially due until 2022, there is a strong possibility that one may, in fact, be called for this autumn. We therefore need to have candidates ready as soon as possible, so that we can hit the ground running with campaigning should a GE be announced.

South Devon Green Party covers the South Hams and Teignbridge District council boundaries and this in turn includes all or part of four Westminster constituencies. Below is the current (August 23rd) situation in each of these four constituencies:

Central Devon: The selection of a candidate for this constituency is being run by Mid Devon Green Party. Hustings are on August 28th and details of how to vote will be distributed via post and email to relevant members after that.

Newton Abbot: The closing date for nominations is the 25th August. If no nominations are received from women, the nomination will re-open and close again on the 1st September. There will be a physical hustings arranged at a time mutually convenient for all candidates in the week beginning the 2nd September. The venue is to be confirmed but will likely be Newton Abbot library. An e-hustings will also take place. The ballot will be counted using the single transferable vote system during the week commencing 9th September. Members will be sent a link to secure electronic voting. Only members without email will receive a paper ballot through the post. Contact the Election Returning Officer for this selection, Valerie Huggins if you have any further questions using the members@southdevon.greenparty.org.uk address and adding Newton Abbot PPC to the subject.

Totnes: The closing date for nominations is the 1st September. If no nominations are received from women, the nomination will re-open and close again on the 8th September. There will be a physical hustings arranged at a time mutually convenient for all candidates in the week beginning the 9th September. The venue is to be confirmed. An e-hustings will also take place. The ballot will be counted using the single transferable vote system during the week commencing 16th September. Members will be sent a link to secure electronic voting. Only members without email will receive a paper ballot through the post. Contact the Election Returning Officer for this selection, Valerie Huggins if you have any questions using the members@southdevon.greenparty.org.uk address and adding Totnes PPC Selection to the subject.

South West Devon: This constituency is shared with Plymouth Green Party and we are working with them to set up a coordinated process for selecting a candidate. If you are interested in standing, could you please give us an initial 'heads up' via members@southdevon.greenparty.org.uk

 

Help
We need your help to be able to provide a strong Green voice in any Westminster elections. Just to stand, each candidate needs to pay a £500 deposit - that's £2000 we need to be able to give our candidates a platform to put across the green messages, and that's before we consider the cost of campaign leaflets.

Unlike other political parties, we refuse to take money from unethical sources and rely on donations from our members and supporters. We'll be setting up a crowdfunder for each of the candidates when they are selected.

 
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