Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry elected Green Party co-leaders

From BBC News: Sian Berry and Jonathan Bartley have been elected joint leaders of the Green Party of England and Wales.

Mr Bartley had shared the leadership role with MP Caroline Lucas, but she decided not to stand again.

London Assembly member Ms Berry will now serve a two-year term as co-leader of the party alongside Mr Bartley.

Ms Berry and Mr Bartley won 6,239 of a total 8,379 votes cast.

The co-leaders said they wanted the party to be “the opposite of vapid, old school centrist politics” by responding to the “big challenges of our time – from Brexit to climate breakdown and the housing crisis, to automation and the broken world of work”.

They also promised “fiercer Green resistance” against fracking and the HS2 rail project.

Ms Lucas, the party’s only MP and its figurehead for many years, was arrested during a fracking demonstration in 2013.

The new co-leaders said they wanted to see Green representation on every council in England as part of their ambition of becoming the “third political party” in Britain.

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