The Green Party of England and Wales has revealed its updated team of spokespeople, ready to reach new voters in the lead up to the next General Election, including Councillor Carla Denyer as Housing and Communities spokesperson.
Following the landmark election results in May, the new team of spokespeople will play a pivotal role in reaching new voters in every corner of the country, putting forward fresh thinking and bold solutions for the problems we face together.
The 13 spokespeople will stand alongside the leadership team as experts with lived experience of their areas of advocacy, and with track records of being embedded into grassroots movements on the ground.
Carla Denyer, Green Councillor for Clifton Down, is now the party’s spokesperson for Housing and Communities. As a councillor and an active member of the ACORN community union, Carla has a track record of standing up for renters and working to prevent homelessness. She has campaigned for affordable and decent housing for everyone through measures such as landlord licensing. In 2016 Carla called on the Mayor and Cabinet to extend landlord licensing across more of the city and in 2019 the Cabinet did so. Recently Carla has been supporting the student rent strike in Bristol.
Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley accompanied the new spokespeople in Calthorpe Community Garden in Kings Cross, London at 10.00 on Monday 7 June, to celebrate the announcement of the new team.
Bartley said, “When people get involved in the Greens, it’s because we have a deep passion for the issues that we care about.
“Our spokespeople are embedded into networks of grassroots activists and people who have the solutions to the problems we face, whether that’s the collapse of our ecosystems or the brutality of poverty.
“These aren’t just spokespeople, we are megaphones for a movement of people who want real change”
The full list of spokespeople can be found here.