Caroline Lucas replaced by new Green co-leaders

By Aubrey Allegretti, political reporter
Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry have been elected co-leaders of the Greens, the party has announced.
Mr Bartley stood again for the top job he has held for two years with Caroline Lucas.
In May, the Brighton MP announced she would not seek re-election, saying it was "best for the party" to "create space for more voices to be heard."
Caroline Lucas replaced by new Green co-leaders

Mr Bartley promised a 'fiercer Green resistance than ever before'
The two new co-leaders won by a landslide, scooping 6,239 of the 8,379 votes cast, and used their win to voice an ambition to become Britain's "third political party".Mr Bartley said: "We're proud to lead a party with a track record on the right side of history and are ready to mobilise a fiercer Green resistance than ever before."When faced with the environmental destruction of fracking or the spiralling costs of HS2, or the inhumanity of indefinite detention and forced removals of refugees and migrants, we are not afraid to join protesters putting their bodies on the line for what is right."
Caroline Lucas replaced by new Green co-leaders

Sian Berry blasted the 'stale centrism of the past'
Ms Berry said: "With Brexit on the horizon and our planet burning, the last thing people need is the stale centrism of the past, which brought us austerity and privatisation and totally failed to tackle climate breakdown or give people real security and quality of life."The Green Party is the opposite of vapid, old school centrist politics, and we are ready to shout louder than ever before about the bright Green ideas needed to face the huge challenges in the world today."Both leaders also voiced hopes to get a Green politician into every council chamber.
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Mr Bartley has led the opposition on Lambeth Borough Council, south London, since May.Ms Berry was elected as a London Assembly member in 2016, when she also came third in the race to be London mayor.
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