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The party opted to elect two, gender-balanced deputy leaders, instead of one.Amelia Womack and Shahrar Ali won the two positions, succeeding former deputy leader Duckworth.During the 1999 European Parliament elections, the first to be held in the UK using proportional representation, the Greens gained their first Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), Lucas (South East England) and Jean Lambert (London).In November 2007, the party held an internal referendum to decide on whether it should replace its use of two "principal speakers", one male and the other female, with the more conventional roles of "leader" and "deputy leader"; the motion passed with 73% of the vote.Headquartered in London, since September 2018, its co-leaders are Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley.The Green Party has one representative in the House of Commons, one in the House of Lords, and seven in the European Parliament.
In 2010, the party gained its first MP in former leader Caroline Lucas, who represents the constituency of Brighton Pavilion.
Between the end of 1990 and mid-1992, the party lost over half its members, with those polled indicating that frustration over a lack of clear and effective party leadership was a major reason in their decision.
Recognising their poor performance in the 1992 national elections, the party decided to focus on gaining support in local elections, targeting wards where there was a pre-existing support base of Green activists.
At the 2012 local government elections the Green Party gained 5 seats, and retained both AMs at the 2012 London Assembly election.
At the London Mayoral Election the party's candidate Jenny Jones finished third, and lost her deposit.