The annual general meeting of the South Belfast Greens has taken place at Richview Regeneration Centre.
Members reflected on a year that has seen the Green Party enjoy its most successful election campaigns in Belfast to date and gain valuable new members.
Looking to the future, activists reaffirmed their commitment to improving engagement with the community in South Belfast, increasing group membership, winning a seat on Belfast City Council in the next local elections and challenging strongly for an Assembly seat in Belfast South or its successor constituency/ies.
Incumbent chairperson Mark Simpson and treasurer Nicola Simpson were each re-elected for a second term. Eddie McMullan takes over as secretary, with Billy Belshaw in the newly created post of membership secretary. Rebecca Volley and Mark McCormick have been nominated as the group’s delegates to the Green Party executive committee, while Clare Bailey continues as official spokesperson for the constituency.
Tribute was paid to all who have helped the group over the last year, not least local election candidates Ross Campbell and David Newman, both of whom have now relocated to England.
The South Belfast Greens’ website will shortly undergo a full update.