Webinar – Is the Green Party having an Identity Crisis?

Our next series of webinars will focus on the identity crisis in the Green Party, exploring how and why GPEW has abandoned its core principles and concern for the environment.  We’ll be kicking off with very special guests Simon Edge and Darren Johnson in conversation with Zoe Hatch and Jude English of The Green Women’s Declaration.

You are warmly invited to join us in conversation with Simon and Darren at our webinar on Wednesday 22nd May at 7pm.

You can register for the webinar here.

About Simon Edge

A gay rights activist since the early 1990s, Simon Edge was news editor and then editor of the paper Capital Gay. He then worked for the national press for many years, during which time he was also a senior contributing editor at Attitude magazine. He joined the Green Party in 2013 and served on staff as press officer for Siân Berry’s London mayoral campaign in 2015-16. He left the party shortly afterwards, partly in reaction to the ideas promoted by LGBTIQA+ Greens. He went on to become an outspoken gender critical activist, attending the inaugural meeting of the LGB Alliance in 2019 and appearing as the only male cast member in the film Adult Human Female. He is the author of six novels, two of which – The End of the World is Flat and In the Beginning – are thinly disguised satires on gender ideology. In his current role as senior editor at the publisher Eye Books, he edited Graham Linehan’s Sunday Times-bestselling memoir Tough Crowd.

About Darren Johnson

Joining the Green Party in 1987 aged 20, Darren Johnson learnt on-the-job about electioneering and campaigning through volunteer work at the local level and went on to serve as the Green Party’s national Elections Co-ordinator in the mid-1990s, running the party’s 1994 European election campaign. He later served as Principal Speaker in the early 2000s as well as being a founder member of the Green Party’s then LGB group back in the late-1980s. He was elected four times to the London Assembly and three times to Lewisham Council before stepping down from front-line politics in 2016. Now in semi-retirement, he has written several books about the 1970s music scene and volunteers for a learning disability charity in East Sussex, where he now lives.

Darren is a GWD signatory and has recently expressed his dismay for the way party leaders are failing to tackle the current injustices against Gender Critical members.