Green Party confirms candidates for female Co-leadership contest

The Green Party is today confirming that two candidates – Marama Davidson and Julie Anne Genter – are in the running to be the next female Co-leader of the Party.

Nominations for the contest closed on Friday. Votes will be cast by delegates, who are chosen by members. The winner will be announced on Sunday April 8.

The timeline for the remainder of the contest is as follows:

Sat Mar 3: Co-leader candidate session at Green Party policy conference in Napier (open to media, details to be advised closer to the time)

Sun Mar 25: All delegates Zoom (video) call with Co-leader candidates. This will be a virtual version of what normally happens at AGM with Co-leader candidates giving speeches and answering questions from delegates 

Mon Mar 26: End of official campaigning 

Mon Mar 26 to Sat Apr 7: Branch consultation and delegates cast their ballots

Sat Apr 7: Balloting closes      

Sun Apr 8: Ballot counting and winner announced