The Green Dragon Blog reporting on the Green Party leadership makes an empathises on the new leader Alice Hooker Stroud being " Macynlleth born and Welsh speaking " and the jer deputy being " the Neath born Director of NUS Wales Hannah Pudner".
While I don't think being Welsh Born or Welsh speaking is a absolute necessity for any Party in Wales it should go some way to counter any suggesting that the Green Party here is largely one of incomers
It will certainly be helped with another piece in the Blog
Another exciting development to report has occurred in the shape of the recently launched 'Seren Werdd' group. Created by Welsh Green Party members and supporters the aim of the group is to follow the lead undertaken by greens in Scotland a few years ago and bring about an Independent Wales Green party (the welsh greens are currently an autonomous section of the green party of england and wales). More information on Seren Werdd can be found here https://www.facebook.com/Seren-Werdd-1107310162612646/
This is most welcome it has not helped Green politics to be seen as another Branch Office Party"
As what is clear I am a Plaid supporter though not a member because I believe this Blog should be Independent and free to criticise Plaid when it I believe it is necessary.
In Scotland there are other Parties that back Independence rather than the SNP and it does give voters there who might disagree with their recent commitment to join NATO an alternative.
And the Polls show that although the SNP are heading for a thumping Majority in May ther Greens may be the only party to make sinificent gains in seats.
According to the Scotland Votes website, replicated uniformly next May, such results would see the SNP win 78 seats, nine more than they already hold in the Scottish Parliament. Labour would lose 12 seats, falling to just 25.
The Conservatives would remain steady on 15 seats whilst the Lib Dems would lose all but three of the five seats they hold at present. The Greens would pick up seven seats to get nine in total.
I don't think that Plaid supporters have the luxury of being to voter Green in the regional list in May but it would be a sign of the Blaid's strength that in future elections we could see a Plaid government and a number of Green AMs committed to at the very least parity with Scotland.
So I have "liked" Seren Werdd " on Facebook and look to seeing it develop .
Wales needs all the voices against "Dark Unionism" it can get.