Clare Bailey – Deputy Leader, Green Party NI
Clare Bailey was elected as deputy leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland in November 2014.
Clare was the driving force behind Green Party NI becoming a pro-choice party. Whilst individuals within our party had been pro-choice for some time this was a brave step, marking us out as the only pro-choice party within the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Clare works for Nexus, the Northern Ireland charity which supports those who have experienced sexual abuse and violence, and volunteers for Marie Stopes. She also organised the Alternative Ms Ulster event hosted by Steven Agnew in Stormont earlier in 2014. In short, Clare is a card carrying feminist.
She was also part of the first intake of pupils at Lagan College, Northern Ireland’s first integrated school. Like the Green Party, anti-sectarianism is something that Clare takes as a fundamental value.
She was behind the decision to re-start the Green Party NI LGB&T group ‘Queer Greens’ in 2014, and actively campaigns on a range of equality issues.