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Kefentse Dennis is standing in the by-election for the Green Party’s equality and diversity coordinator. This article is published as part of his campaign. Voting is open to party members until 31 October. The other candidate in the election is the job share ticket of Ria Patel and Kelsey Trevett.

With this rerun of the equality and diversity coordinator election, my focus has been specifically on these four areas: transparency, impartiality, professionalism and diversity.

Transparency is a crucial attribute for GPEx and the Green Party. It allows the important open sharing of information, actions, and decisions that will build a trust, foster accountability, and create an environment of integrity with the membership.

Impartiality will be a core principle that plays a vital role in being an equality and diversity coordinator as it ranges from decision-making processes to conflict resolution and governance. I will be fair and unbiased to all individuals, regardless of their background, beliefs, or affiliations.

My professionalism will encompass a set of qualities, attitudes, and behaviours that are crucial in working with the Green Party of England and Wales, this including the workplace, education, and personal interactions. I will maintain high standards, competence, and conducting oneself ethically and respectfully. This will build trust, foster success, and creating a positive environment.

Diversity brings together individuals from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences, it is this diversity of perspectives and ideas cultivates a more inclusive and innovative environment. It enables people to learn from one another, challenge their own beliefs, and broaden their horizons, leading to greater creativity and problem-solving abilities.

In addition, it also promotes equality and social justice as it ensures fair representation and opportunities for all individuals, irrespective of their race, gender, ethnicity, religion in the Green Party.

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