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21st September 2020 | Press Releases

Green Party re-elects Catherine Martin TD as Deputy Leader

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The returning officers for the Green Party’s Deputy Leadership election have today announced that Catherine Martin TD has been re-elected and will continue to serve as Deputy Leader of the Party.

The nomination period for the Green Party Deputy Leader Election closed at 9am today, Monday September 21st. One candidate received the required number of nominations to contest the election. The candidate was Catherine Martin TD. As the only valid candidate, the returning officers, Meabh Cody and Harry McEvansoneya, declared Catherine Martin TD re-elected as Deputy Leader of Green Party / Comhaontas Glas.

Reacting to the news of her re-election, Catherine Martin said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been re-elected as Deputy Leader of the Green Party/Comhaontas Glas today.

“I look forward to continuing to work with Eamon Ryan as Leader and Hazel Chu as Cathaoirleach in the Green Party leadership team, and I will work to improve and support diversity and inclusivity within our party.

“This is an important and difficult time for all of us, as we face the immediate crisis of Covid-19 and the ongoing challenges caused by climate change. In responding to these crises, and in my roles as Deputy Leader, TD and Minister, I will continue to tackle the structural inequalities that are barriers for the marginalised in our society, and I will fight to ensure that in everything we do we strive for both social and climate justice.

“I will listen to every member, to help build a united Green Party that serves the best interests of our country, people and planet.”