The next meeting of Cardiff Green Party will be on Monday 21st January at The Cafe, Cathays Community Centre, Cathays Terrace, Cardiff, CF24 4HX. Meet at 7pm for a 7.15pm start. Unfortunately, the planned guest speaker Jenny Jones has had to cancel due to her taking part in a House of Lords debate on the day. A future visit will be arranged with Jenny’s office for later in the year.
As discussed at previous meetings Cardiff Green Party plan to run a Climate Emergency campaign in 2019. This will be starting with a focus on sustainable public transport. The first planned action will be taking place on Friday 25th January with a leafletting of Cardiff bus users highlighting transport and air pollution issues. We will be meeting in the city centre at the corner of Wood Street and Westgate Street at 8.30 am and will have a presence for 30 to 40 minutes. Placards and leaflets will be provided. National and local press will be invited, so it would be good if we are able to have a very visible presence. This action and the wider campaign will be discussed at the meeting on the 21st.
Penarth resident Anthony Slaughter has been elected as Leader / Spokesperson of Wales Green Party in the recent ballot of members that also saw Duncan Rees, of the North East Wales Green Party elected as Deputy.
The leadership election included two other candidates, Mirka Virtanen, WGP Deputy Leader for 2018, and Alex Harris, a Green councillor in Porthcawl.
Anthony Slaughter has previously served two terms as Deputy Leader of the party, in 2014 and 2015, and has been an active member of the Cardiff and Vale Green Party for several years. He has represented the party as an election candidate at every level over the last decade, including last year’s Local Authority elections where he stood in the St Augustine’s ward in Penarth, one of the party’s target wards in Wales.
Anthony has a long history of involvement with a wide range of grassroots community projects, and has played a leading role in many local initiatives organised by environmental organisation Gwyrddio Penarth Greening including both the ‘20’s Plenty’ and ‘Plastic Free Penarth’ campaigns. Early in 2017 he co-founded the Vale for Europe group as part of the campaign for a ‘People’s Vote’ on the final Brexit deal.
Following the announcement Mr Slaughter said ‘I am proud and excited to have been elected as Leader of Wales Green Party. These are challenging and unpredictable times. With the devastating effects of the ongoing Climate Crisis and the damage being done to our communities by the politically driven austerity agenda there is a real need for a strong Green voice in Wales. I am looking forward to working with our members and supporters to ensure we get the elected Green representation the country so desperately needs.’
3rd Monday of Month
7pm for 7.15 start
The Café, Cathays Community Centre,
36 – 38 Cathays Terrace, CF24 4HX
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