The Green Party Policy site

The Green Party aims to create a just, equitable and sustainable society. We focus our efforts primarily, though not exclusively, through the electoral system.

OUR PRINCIPLES

The Green Party has a short statement of our Core Values, and a longer explanation, called the Philosophical Basis, of the underlying thinking and motives behind our policies.

OUR POLICIES

We write a specific manifesto for each General Election and Euro Election – this sets out our immediate priorities and policy goals that Green representatives would pursue for the term of that Parliament. Each manifesto goes through a long process in which it is consulted on and approved through an agreed process within the Party.

The Green Party is a democratic organisation in which our members decide our policy. Our members come from all walks of life; most of them are not professional politicians, but each of them can have a voice in how our policies are written, updated and amended. All our policies are available through this website. There are two main sections, the Record of Policy Statements (RoPS) and Policies for a Sustainable Society (PSS).

Our policy process opens up politics to those outside the Westminster Establishment, and produces an organic and evolving document that reflects priorities and principles that will be represented in manifestos. PSS changes twice a year as a result of our democratic process – the Spring and Autumn conferences of the Green Party are the supreme policy making body.

The Record of Policy Statements consists of short term positions and responses to particular current circumstances. These statements do not override the vision contained in the full set of Policies for a Sustainable Society

The Policies for a Sustainable Society (PSS), available through the menu of links on the right of this this page, contain all the policies agreed and amended at successive Green Party conferences, divided into subject chapters. These detailed policies are explained and illustrated from time to time in election manifestos, news releases, topical comment and reports. Both national and local policy objectives are derived from PSS.

The PSS is arranged in chapters of varying length covering different topic areas. The menu on the right gives access to the individual chapters. There is a site search facility at the top right under the header - results from this are a bit random, and it doesn't link directly to the found word, just to the chapter, but you should also be able to search relevant chapters through a ‘find on this page’ function provided by your web browser. We are working on ways to improve the search function of the policy website.

If you can't find the policy you want or have a more detailed question, please contact the Green Party Policy Team: policy.enquiry@greenparty.org.uk

Please bear in mind that it may take several days for the team to get back to you.