Green Party of England and Wales facts for kids

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Oxfordshire Green Party hosting a "Green Fair"

The Green Party of England and Wales is a green political party in England and Wales. The party's policies promote environmentalism and progressive social reform. It wants to create a system of proportional representation for British elections and is moderately against the UK being in the European Union. It has liberal policies on animal rights, LGBT rights and believes that the law on illegal drugs should be made softer.

Since May 2010, the party has 1 out of 573 English and Welsh seats in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom and has had 2 members in the European Parliament since 1999. The party is close to the Scottish Green Party and the Green Party of Northern Ireland. The party's first leader was Caroline Lucas from 2008 until 2012. Its current leader is Natalie Bennett.

The Green Party includes several regional parties. The Cornish Green Party supports autonomy for Cornwall.

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