BBC report on Green Party Women

The Green Party has cut official ties with one of its largest members’ groups amid a dispute over the party’s stance on sex and gender.

Senior members of Green Party Women (GPW) claim the group was “disaffiliated” because of their promotion of “gender-critical views”.

A Green Party spokesperson said it suspended GPW for procedural reasons.

There are divisions within the Green Party about its approach to trans rights.

The party’s official position is that it supports transgender people and backs making it easier to change legal sex via self-determination.

But there are long-running tensions with members who hold gender-critical beliefs, which includes that a person’s sex cannot be changed.