Clare Bailey MLA

Clare Bailey offers thanks as she steps aside as Green Party deputy leader

Tuesday 19 September 2017 

Clare Bailey MLA has announced that she is stepping aside as deputy leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland ahead of the Party Conference and AGM later this month.

Ms Bailey has been deputy leader since November 2014 and was re-elected as MLA for South Belfast in May 2017.

Clare Bailey, who remains a party member and MLA, explained her reasons for stepping aside:

“I have been given and gained so much as Green Party deputy leader across the past three years.

“The time is right for me to step aside and allow another person to develop the role of deputy leader.

“It’s also right that another person gets the opportunity to develop themselves through the role.

“I am a busy South Belfast MLA and will put all of my efforts and energy into doing my very best for the people of the area.

“I remain totally committed to the party and I look forward to the announcement of a new deputy leader.”

Ms Bailey concluded:

“Green Party membership is really growing and we are a vibrant, progressive, forward thinking grassroots movement. I am proud to be a Green Party member and I would urge others to join with us.

“I would like to thank Steven Agnew for his support along with the many wonderful Green Party members who have assisted me in my role as deputy leader.”

ENDS

Sinead McIvor – 07701 302 498

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