Green Party autumn conference kicks off in Bristol
College Green will be abuzz with talk of clean energy, the right to die and economic growth this weekend, as the Green Party autumn conference kicks off at the Council House.
The party’s newly-elected leader Natalie Bennett will be among those speaking at the four-day conference, alongside Green Party candidate in the Bristol Mayoral election Daniella Radice.
The conference, which runs from September 7 to 10, will see party members at all levels meet to discuss and debate hot topics.
In addition to the staple Green issues – clean energy, ecocide and animal racing – concerns about the economic crisis and job creation will also be high on the agenda.
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Andrew Simms of the New Economics Foundation and James Vaccaro, Head of Investment Banking at Triodos Bank, will be among the panellists at the Sunday debate, “What if growth doesn’t happen?”
A right-to-die debate will be held on Saturday, with a panel including the president of Compassion & Choices, a senior researcher at Demos and the chief executive of Dignity in Dying.
The debate, chaired by outgoing party leader Caroline Lucas, comes after Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson lost his High Court battle to allow a doctor to end his life. Mr Nicklinson died of pneumonia at his home just a week later.
Delegates will also learn more about the Bristol Pound, discuss libel law reform and hear how they can learn from “the Scottish experience”.
They will also be invited to attend a Q and A session with the new party leader Natalie Bennett and deputy leader Will Duckworth.
Ms Bennett, an Australian-born journalist, was elected the new leader of the Green Party for England and Wales on Monday.
According to Stephen Wood, Green Party member and Chair of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Greens group for the UK: “One of the debates to watch will be the motion to provide modest funding to our Leader, so that the position can be practical for those of us without independent wealth to draw upon.
“For a party with scant financial resources, it will be fascinating to see how this turns out.”
The conference will get into full swing with an opening speech from Green Party Candidate in the Bristol Mayoral election Daniella Radice.
To find out more about the conference, click here.