Young Greens react to General Election announcement

24th May 2024

The Young Greens welcome the announcement of the General Election and the opportunity to remove the Conservatives after 14 destructive years in power. The Green Party is confident in winning more seats in parliament, and we are delighted that over 40 of these Green parliamentary candidates are Young Greens. We are excited to get to […]

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

16th May 2024

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

27th April 2024

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

8th March 2024

We speak to Young Green Izzy Metcalf- Riener, a Lancaster university student who, after running in the Lancaster council elections last year, 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?  The Green Party has […]

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Young Greens 30 Under 30 2024 Round-up

1st March 2024

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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Tory decisions are to blame for the COVID spike – not young people

9th September 2020

The Health Secretary has announced that the UK could see a second spike in coronavirus cases if young people don’t follow social distancing rules. The Young Greens would like to formally challenge Mr Hancock’s statement, with both the belief and the evidence that the rise in COVID-19 cases is actually due to the Conservative’s lack […]

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The Young Greens break a record with this year’s election results

11th May 2021

This weekend, a record-breaking number of Young Greens were elected to local councils across England. On ‘Super Thursday,’ which saw the largest number of local elections take place on the same day, eight amazing Young Greens proved that more and more people are crying out for fresh ideas and radical voices to represent them in […]

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Sian Berry pledges 5 transformative policies for young Londoners

14th April 2021

As young Londoners, we have been particularly hit hard by the coronavirus. Our education, job prospects and mental health have all been impacted – especially for those of us with less access to financial protection, digital resources and green spaces. As London’s first Green Mayor, Sian Berry would work hard to give young people a […]

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Apartheid Off Campus!

11th December 2020

Guest blog from Youth PSC At most higher education institutions in the UK, students, staff and academics have little oversight of how those at the top of the university make decisions. This is particularly true of university investments, where decisions are made in closed subcommittees, with little student or staff representation.  PSC research has uncovered […]

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Cambridge looks to join the divestment surge

5th November 2020

We are proud to support the student led Jesus Climate Justice Campaign (JCJC) based in Jesus College, Cambridge. Cambridge University recently announced a divestment target of 2030, but the nature of the University means that this does not apply to the many colleges that make up the University. JCJC have organised a petition signed by […]

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Sex work – is decriminalisation the answer?

14th October 2020

Guest blog by the English Collective of Prostitutes Sex work is legal in the UK. But whilst the exchange of money between two adults for consensual sex is allowed, lots of activities surrounding sex work remain illegal. Laws on ‘brothel-keeping’ and ‘loitering and soliciting’ in particular have made sex workers’ lives significantly more difficult. This […]

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Test and trace – A £10 billion scam

18th September 2020

With each passing day, it becomes clearer that the Government’s test and trace programme is not working. This poses a huge risk to both public health and our already suffering economy. The Guardian reported an infuriating, but possibly not so shocking, statistic that 90% of Covid tests are failing to hit their target for turnaround, […]

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Why the Policing Bill must be scrapped

20th March 2021

On Tuesday MPs voted through a second reading of the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill 2021. The Conservatives are using the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to rush this particular bill through without due scrutiny. They must be stopped. If the bill passes, police will be handed new powers to control the length of […]

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We’re looking for new Elections and Communications Officers

7th February 2021

We’re excited to announce that we’re looking for two new Young Greens Executive Committee members to join our team! Apply now to be co-opted as our new Elections Officer or Communications Officer! Deadline for applications: 23: 59 on Saturday 20 February Eligibility: You must be a member of the Green Party of England and Wales, […]

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The corrupt and crooked handling of the pandemic response cannot go on

24th November 2020

Boris Johnson told the Commons on Monday that the three-tiered system of regional measures will return from 2 December. He added that each tier will be toughened and regions will not find out which tier they are in until Thursday.  The allocation of tiers will depend on a number of factors relating to each area, […]

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