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The Young Greens celebrate local election success with 12 young green councillors elected 

The Young Greens are celebrating a successful set of results in May 2nd’s local elections. The Green Party now has 42 young councillors across England and Wales, with 4 new councillors elected and 8 successfully defending their seats.   Young Green’s saw successful results across multiple council and mayoral elections, including 26-year-old Frank Adlington-Stringer, who, with […]

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The Young Greens respond to Rishi Sunak’s speech on welfare

14 years of austerity, collapsing public services, and high poverty rates, all contributing to the rising number of those taking days off work or being signed off, have been completely disregarded by Sunak. Instead, the blame is placed at the feet of vulnerable and marginalised members of our society, whilst minimising their experiences. Sunak’s more […]

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“The Green Party has always been my political home”: An interview with Green candidate Izzy Metcalf-Riener

We speak to Young Green Izzy Metcalf- Riener, a Lancaster university student who, after running in the Lancaster council elections last year for the University ward, is now standing as the Green candidate in the Castle ward by-election.  How did you get involved with the Green party and how has your role within it developed? […]

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Young Greens 30 Under 30 2024 Round-up

Young Greens Political Education Officer Phil Davies rounds up our 2024 30 Under 30 flagship training scheme The 2024 Young Greens annual 30 Under 30 event took place in Manchester from the 16th-18th of February. This three day residential weekend brought together Young Greens from across England and Wales for training, education and connection building. […]

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The Young Greens respond to the announced student loan uplift

Today the government announced changes to student support in England, including student loans. This will mean that the maximum living cost loans for undergraduates in England will increase by 2.5% from the 1st of August 2024. The same will also apply to the maximum disabled student allowance, given to disabled students who are pursuing full-time […]

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The Young Greens mark International Migration day 2023

Each year, the 18th of December marks International Migration day. This day recognises the importance and value of migrants and immigration to society, both culturally and economically, while highlighting the challenges they face. The Young Greens support a system that welcomes those moving to the UK and ensures they are treated fairly and humanely, without […]

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Joint statement from Young Greens Disability Officer and Disability Group Co-Chairs on UK Disability History Month

UK Disability History Month exists to reflect and raise awareness of the marginalized position those with disabilities and neurodivergences hold within society. The significance of disability liberation to UK history is often understated, even forgotten about specifically in the context of the welfare state. Yet despite this, and with the “diagnosed” population at around 24%, […]

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The Student Housing Crisis: The Young Greens Call for Urgent Change 

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In recent years, the housing crisis has reached unprecedented levels, and students are among those who are bearing the brunt of its consequences. Skyrocketing rents, poor living conditions, and a lack of affordable housing options have left many students struggling to find safe and comfortable accommodations in many of our major University Towns and Cities […]

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“The Green Party is the only party at the moment that is offering that progressive vision” An Interview with Councillor James Crawford

Young Greens Press Officer Eleanor Meehan talks to Bishopston and Ashley Down councillor and Young Green, James Crawford. James was elected in August this year, ensuring that the Greens remain the largest party in Bristol City Council. What was it that first got you involved in politics and why the Green Party in particular? “I […]

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Young European Greens Summer Camp 2023 roundup

Group of Young Greens stood in front of a lake with the FYEG and EU flags

From 30th of August to 3rd of September, the Young Greens of England and Wales, the Scottish Young Greens and Óige Ghlas (Irish Young Greens) summer camp took place in Drumshanbo, Ireland. This collaboration with the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) marked 25 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement. It was […]

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