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GREEN PARTY OF ENGLAND AND WALES 2008-2016

2008 5 September
All-member ballot Votes %
Caroline Lucas 2,559 92.4
Ashley Gunstock 210 7.6
     
     
2010 14 September
All-member ballot Votes %
Caroline Lucas * 3,190 97.9
Re-open nominations 68 2.1
     
     
2012     3 September    
All-member ballot First count Second count Third count
  Votes % Votes % Votes %
Natalie Bennett 1,300 41.8 1,487 48.2 1,757 58.1
Peter Cranie 902 29.0 976 31.7 1,204 39.8
Romayne Phoenix 492 15.8 585 19.0 - -
Pippa Bartolotti 389 12.5 - - - -
Re-open nominations 28 0.9 35 1.1 62 2.1
Non-transferable - - 28 (0.9) 88 (2.8)
Turnout: 25.1%            
             
             
2016 2 September      
All-member ballot First count      
  Votes %        
Jonathan Bartley/Caroline Lucas 13,570 87.7         
David Malone 956 6.2         
David Williams 527 3.4         
Clive Lord 173 1.1         
Martie Warin 133 0.9         
Simon Cross 108 0.7         

 

Notes: In its accounts submitted to the Electoral Commission, the Green Party reported its membership as 7,553 on 31 December 2008. On that basis, turnout in the 2008 leadership election was approximately 37%.
Single transferable vote system. 2012: 3,111 valid votes cast. Winning quota was 1,555.6.
Natalie Bennett was unopposed in the election scheduled for 2014.
2016: Bartley and Lucas stood jointly on a job-share ticket. Total electorate = 43,087, turnout = 34.3% (Green Party website). The absolute numbers of votes are those taken from the party's website but the percentages (calculated by the present author) do not accord with those reported in the press. That may be because 're-open nominations' were not reported in absolute terms but were included in percentages.
* Incumbent leader

Sources: ‘Greens’ new leader’, Sunday Express, 7 September 2008; Green Party, 'New leader and deputy leader announcement', available at <http://greenparty.org.uk/news/2012/09/03/new-leader-and-deputy-leader-announcement/>; Green Party, 'Green Party elects new leaders', 2 September 2016, available at <https://www.greenparty.org.uk/news/2016/09/02/green-party-elects-new-leaders/>.