Green Party leader coming to Doncaster

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett.
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett.

The leader of the Green Party will come to Doncaster later this week in a bid to secure votes ahead of the forthcoming General Election.

Natalie Bennett, who was elected as leader of the party in 2012, will address a meeting at the Danum Hotel on Wednesday.

It will be the second time she has spoken in the town, making a speech to anti UKIP protesters in the town centre last year ahead of the right-wing party’s annual conference at Doncaster Racecourse.

Steven Platt, Doncaster Green Party spokesman, said: “She is a very good speaker and always connects with the audience. Last time she spoke in the town, her speech went down very well.”

Australian-born Mrs Bennett succeeded Caroline Lucas as party leader three years ago.

He added: “It is a chance for people to discover Green Party policies and find out what we are all about.”

Both the Greens and UKIP are targeting Doncaster and Labour’s other northern strongholds ahead of the May 8 polling date.

The meeting will take place at the Danum Hotel, High Street, from 6.30pm on Wednesday and is open to all.