Cade Hatton and Seb Cousins with text overlaid reading "Bright Green exclusive"

Nominations closed on June 30 for this year’s elections to the Green Party of England and Wales executive (GPEx). The full list of candidates won’t be published until early next week, but we are getting a trickle of people announcing they’re in the running.

Today, Bright Green can exclusively reveal that Cade Hatton and Seb Cousins will be standing for the publications coordinator position on a job share ticket.

Hatton is currently co-chair of the LGBTIQA+ Greens and serves on the executive committee of the Young Greens as the group’s trans liberation officer.

Cousins is also on the LGBTIQA+ Greens committee, serving as the group’s external communications officer.

Hatton and Cousins have said that they want to use the role to increase the representation of marginalised groups in the party’s publications.

Speaking to Bright Green on their candidacy, Cousins said: “I’m standing for Publications Coordinator with Cade because we both care about what our publications do and what our publications can do, especially going into a big election year. We have the experience to do this.”

The publications coordinator is the representative of GPEx on the Green World editorial board.

GPEx is one of the Green Party’s two primary governing bodies – alongside the Green Party Regional Council. GPEx has a crucial role in party governance, holding overall responsibility for the party’s finances, acting as the employer of staff and overseeing day to day operations. Alongside this, GPEx makes key political decisions, such as the appointment of the party’s spokespeople.

Members of the executive are elected for two year terms, with around half the seats up for election each year. This year the following roles are up for election:

  • Equality & diversity coordinator
  • Finance coordinator
  • Internal communications coordinator
  • Local party support coordinator
  • Policy development coordinator
  • Publications coordinator

Three other candidates have confirmed they are in the running in this year’s GPEx elections. Dylan Lewis-Creser and Tom Atkin will be standing for the position of policy development coordinator, and Kelsey Trevett and Ria Patel will be standing for equality and diversity coordinator. Alastair Binnie-Lubbock and Laura Eccott announced they will be standing for internal communications coordinator.

You can find all our coverage of the 2023 GPEx elections here.

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