A group of Green Party members have threatened to quit the party if Julie Anne Genter wins the co-leadership race.
A puerile attitude – I’ll walk away from the party if my preferred candidate doesn’t win. They really don’t get democracy.
A small group of Young Greens members – understood to be fewer than ten – have loudly threatened online to quit if Genter wins. Several branches have also seen single members threaten to quit in person.
Basically they are trying to bully people to vote their way.
“We’ve definitely heard that quite a bit from Marama supporters, which has put a lot of people off, because you really question their commitment to Green values if they are going to throw their toys out of the cot because they didn’t get their co-leader,” Barlow said.
Indeed their tactics might backfire.