For years now, every time I did one of those “Which political party should you be in?” Road Question Criticism, it is often said that I’m a grinder because I hate cyclists. However, even when I was, that was the result Did one Most recently, only last month.
So I decided that for the first time in my life, it was time to finally join a political party.
I answered all the questions accurately in the questionnaire, including the questions on gender, and therefore, despite some differences, believed that they fit into their general position on the political spectrum:
(The reason you don’t see the green circle on the chart is basically the star symbol I represent at the top.)
So I went to the Green Party and Wales website in England and paid my first year fees and registered on August 18th. I immediately received two confirmation emails.
Now, the full revelation: My primary motivation to join was to vote Shahr Ali As the new leader of the party, by light His views on the debate on gender equality. This seemed like a great opportunity to strike a blow to sanitation and science and women’s rights through the good democratic path of the left in UK politics — becoming a member of a party and voting to shape its direction.
The rules of leadership elections are very clear: anyone who became a member before August 27 received the vote. I beat the pruning in nine days.
Over the next few days, I received a lot of emails from the party, all of which I received at the registered email address.
But after casting my vote on September 2, I did not know anything about voting in the election, so on September 7 I sent a text message asking about it.
The same day I received an automatic reply “We’re very busy. We’ll come to you.”
But two weeks later I still haven’t heard anything and the time is up – the leadership vote ended on the 23rdrd. So I searched the website and I had to send a voting code. As I did not, I filled out a request for one from the website and received an amazing response.
The party that emailed me so many times from the same email address now refuses to recognize that email address. In fact, it sent me an email To the same address.
I answered promptly, giving the above evidence and confirming the email address I signed as showing that I had signed and accepted as a member. The same day I received an answer.
I wondered why the unnamed person could only access it “Subset” Membership data, but to support the membership inquiry I sent some screenshots of emails sent by the party to the email address. This time I got another answer from Claire Nash with strange new information.
Now I clearly had doubts about my membership “Good standing”, Which is news as well as weird to me, because I joined a month ago and never joined the party in any way. I never did it to get any kind of approval.
I pointed this out, and on the morning of the 24th of September – after the close of the polls – I received a surprising report from the members that I had at first been rejected for no apparent reason, then suspended, and then expelled from the party. (And my membership fee is non-refundable).
I was somehow suspended and kicked out of a party that I had never been to “refused” I received an email inviting me to join the Bath branch, but its membership on August 22nd “Welcome to Space”, Anyway, five days after receiving my membership “refused”.
(I was not a member of it, but there was already a member of my own “Bathnesgreens.org.uk” Email address in this case.)
As I write this I look forward to both clarification and refund. I can not think of a reason other than my public opinion on the issue of transgender sex. And aggressively means the party rejects / suspends / cancels my membership (their story was changing) – I was not told and therefore did not have the opportunity to challenge it while the leadership vote was open – for the sole reason that I may vote for Shahar Ali That I have similar views on this subject But not expelled.
So those ideas alone cannot be a reason to dismiss. The whole point seems to be a clear and deliberate attempt to manipulate the election against Mr. Ali.
Many on social media said that they had joined the Greens to vote for him.
It is interesting to see how many more of these happened before the election results were announced. (Whenever possible), Readers, do you not think?
[EDIT 5.27pm: update.]
Of course I have already done that. If I do not get a satisfactory answer, I will refer it to the Election Commission as it is suspected of interfering in an election.
(Interestingly, even at this point I can still access the members section of the party website that lists my contributions. “Pause”.)