Newport's Pippa Bartolotti has missed out on Green Party leadership

South Wales Argus: Pippa Bartolotti Pippa Bartolotti

Newport's Pippa Bartolotti has missed out on becoming the new leader of the Green Party.

The Green Party this morning unveiled its new leader in England and Wales as Natalie Bennett, following the decision of Green MP Caroline Lucas to step aside as head of her party.

The contest was launched when the Brighton Pavilion MP announced she would not run for leader again following the end of her second two-year term.

Ms Bartolotti was born in Cornwall and lived in Bristol, Somerset and London before settling in Wales to bring up her family.

In the past she was chief executive officer at Encrypta Electronics in Newport and also worked as in the Welsh Development Agency and the Welsh Government.

Over the years Ms Bartolloti has lived in Cuba and has driven a convoy of humanitarian aid across Europe to Gaza.

Last year Ms Bartolotti spent five days in an Israeli prison after travelling out on a peace-making exercise in the West Bank.

Ms Lucas, who became her party's first and only MP after election to the Commons in 2010, said she wanted to give the opportunity for more of the Greens' talent to come to the fore.

Green Party equality rules mean of the two posts, a man and a woman must be elected.

 

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10:45am Mon 3 Sep 12

james.dyer7@ntlworld.com says...

Big deal!
Big deal! james.dyer7@ntlworld.com

12:44pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Katie Re-Registered says...

"Green Party equality rules mean of the two posts, a man and a woman must be elected."

That's not equality as by doing that they're effectively excluding someone who is born intersex or someone who is 'genderqueer' and does not identify as either female or male from attaining the leadership of their party. Hardly progressive...could they legally get away with such blatant discrimination against any other group? I doubt it.
"Green Party equality rules mean of the two posts, a man and a woman must be elected." That's not equality as by doing that they're effectively excluding someone who is born intersex or someone who is 'genderqueer' and does not identify as either female or male from attaining the leadership of their party. Hardly progressive...could they legally get away with such blatant discrimination against any other group? I doubt it. Katie Re-Registered

4:33pm Mon 3 Sep 12

welshmen says...

Greens = WINDTURBINES a waste of TAXPAYERS MONEY...
Greens = WINDTURBINES a waste of TAXPAYERS MONEY... welshmen

6:27pm Mon 3 Sep 12

james.dyer7@ntlworld.com says...

Rather a non-story
Rather a non-story james.dyer7@ntlworld.com

7:05pm Mon 3 Sep 12

Dai Rear says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
"Green Party equality rules mean of the two posts, a man and a woman must be elected."

That's not equality as by doing that they're effectively excluding someone who is born intersex or someone who is 'genderqueer' and does not identify as either female or male from attaining the leadership of their party. Hardly progressive...could they legally get away with such blatant discrimination against any other group? I doubt it.
And Martians, and Flat Earthers plus Aztecs and Jehovah's Witnesses. Katie , you're so right. Don't forget to take 4 of the white tablets tonight.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: "Green Party equality rules mean of the two posts, a man and a woman must be elected." That's not equality as by doing that they're effectively excluding someone who is born intersex or someone who is 'genderqueer' and does not identify as either female or male from attaining the leadership of their party. Hardly progressive...could they legally get away with such blatant discrimination against any other group? I doubt it.[/p][/quote]And Martians, and Flat Earthers plus Aztecs and Jehovah's Witnesses. Katie , you're so right. Don't forget to take 4 of the white tablets tonight. Dai Rear

8:08pm Wed 5 Sep 12

Katie Re-Registered says...

"And Martians, and Flat Earthers plus Aztecs and Jehovah's Witnesses. Katie , you're so right. Don't forget to take 4 of the white tablets tonight.”"

Dear me, Dai Rear, how apt your moniker really is - but you could have warned us that you're suffering from the verbal strain;)
"And Martians, and Flat Earthers plus Aztecs and Jehovah's Witnesses. Katie , you're so right. Don't forget to take 4 of the white tablets tonight.”" Dear me, Dai Rear, how apt your moniker really is - but you could have warned us that you're suffering from the verbal strain;) Katie Re-Registered

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