About Elmet & Rothwell Green Party

Green Party History


The Green Party of England and Wales

Imagine a political system that puts the public first. Imagine an economy that gives everyone their fair share.

Imagine a society capable of supporting everyone’s needs. Imagine a planet protected from the threat of climate change now and for the generations to come. That’s the world we want to create and we believe we have the means to do it.

By ensuring that everyone has access to a secure job that pays at least the Living Wage we will build an economy that works for the common good, not just the privileged few. By restoring public services to public hands we will ensure they are run in the interests of the people that use them.

By investing in renewable energy and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, we will build a stable and sustainable society that protects our planet from climate change.

By building more social rented homes and bringing abandoned buildings back into use we will ensure that everyone has a secure and affordable place to live.

Read about our vision in detail in our Manifesto for the 2015 Elections.

Support Green Party of England & Wales and you can help us build a society that works for the Common Good.
TTIP transfers the power from the people to corporations. It vastly reduces the accountability of big business, but places our public services - and whole governments - at their mercy

Caroline Lucas MP

We have the vision for a better, more equal, healthier Britain!

Natalie Bennett - Green Party Leader

The Green Party is a political party in England and Wales and one of the oldest environmental political parties in the world. Our current party leader is Natalie Bennett. The Green Party has one Member of Parliament in the House of Commons, one representative in the House of Lords, and three Members in the European Parliament. We also have over 160 councillors in UK local government and two members in the London Assembly.

The Green Party in its' current form was started in 1985. Prior to this it was called the 'The Ecology Party' from 1975 and the 'PEOPLE Party' in 1972 when it was first created.

Green Party Timeline

  • 1972 PEOPLE Party

    The PEOPLE Party is formed
  • 1975Ecology Party

    The party name is changed to the Ecology Party
  • 1985Green Party

    The party changes name to the Green Party
  • 2005Record Election Results

    The Green Party achieves record results with 257,758 votes in the General Election
  • 2008 New Leader

    Caroline Lucas becomes the first leader of the Green Party
  • 2010First MP

    Caroline Lucas becomes the first Green British MP
  • 2012Natalie Bennett

    Natalie Bennett becomes the leader of the Green Party