Tributes for Amelia Womack following announcement she won’t seek re-election as Green Party deputy leader

'Her commitment to building a better future has been truly inspirational'

Amelia Womack delivering a pre-recorded speech at Green Party conference

Green Party of England and Wales members have been paying tribute to their deputy leader Amelia Womack following her announcement that she won’t be seeking re-election. She made the announcement in her speech to the Green Party’s spring conference.

Womack has served eight years in the post after first being elected in 2014. 

The party’s co-leaders Adrian Ramsay and Carla Denyer both extended their thanks for Womack’s time in office. Ramsay said she had shown ‘incredible dedication’, and Denyer described her as ‘passionate, knowledgeable and committed to tackling injustice.’ 

The Greens’ sole MP Caroline Lucas praised Womack for “her amazing energy & tireless commitment over past 8 years”. 

Green London Assembly member Caroline Russell tweeted, “Amelia has given so much to our party and should feel massively proud of her contribution to making @TheGreenParty what it is today.”

Wales Green Party leader Anthony Slaughter said, “her commitment to building a better future has been truly inspirational.”

During Womack’s tenure as deputy leader of the party, the Greens have seen unprecedented electoral success. The number of Greens on local councils has more than tripled, and in 2015, the party received its highest general election vote share ever. 

This article was published jointly with Bright Green

Chris Jarvis is head of strategy and development at Left Foot Forward

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