Barry resignation from Green Party Executive

In news they probably didn’t want public during the Euro Election campaign……………

John Barry, co-chair of the Green Pary NI, has resigned from their party Executive due to disagreements with Downpatrick Cllr Cadogan Enright.

A Facebook posting (now deleted), that John has confirmed was meant to be a private message to Lindsay Whitcroft, reveals he left the Executive over Cadogan’s ‘destructiveness’ and ‘capacity to generate negativity within the Executive’.

Lindsay, thanks for that. I just couldn’t face another year of Cadogan’s destructiveness and capacity to generate negativity within the executive. So, as I said in my brief remarks on stepping down, Ill be spending more time with my Holywood constituency! All the best, John

It is unclear if this means he has also automatically resigned as co-chair. It will also be a lesson on the dangers of using Social Networking sites for sending private correspondence.

Update: Keith notes in the comments John stood down as co-chair at last week’s AGM

  • Barry already stepped down as co-chair at the conference last week.

  • Mark McGregor

    Cheers Keith, I’ll update that bit

  • the joxer

    Interesting. I know that Cadogan has always held the view that the South Down Greens did most of the spadework in North Down that allowed Brian Wilson to get elected. It would be fair to say that Cadogan does not have a low opinion of his own capabilities.

  • Mark McGregor

    joxer,

    I’d be very sceptical of that view, analysis of the stats for North Down reveals the bulk of the Green vote came from Wilson’s sizeable and long-standing personal vote.

  • Mister Incredible

    I am not sure where this idea that Cadogan Enwright organised Brian’s campaign came from. I have contested many elections against Brian and I know that he always runs his own campaign and has done for the past 20 years no matter what party he was standing for. I saw them throughout the campaign and was at the polling stations and noted that his election team consisted of family and the usual suspects.

  • Itwas SammyMcNally whatdoneit

    Any chance these two geezers have really fallen out out over one of the more traditional Norn Iron causes of conflict – differing interpetations of the immaculate conception etc?

  • Jameson

    Id say that Barry meant for people to see that message, as a facebook user i cant understand how you would get that wrong. Looks like a bad form of mudslinging in my opinion.

    If he stood down at the AGM then im guessing someone took his place, any idea who?

  • Jameson

    Also shows abit of voyeurism on Mark McGregors part.

  • the joxer

    ‘I am not sure where this idea that Cadogan Enwright organised Brian’s campaign came from’

    The horse’s mouth!

  • tagalog24

    Word is the Southern greens had enough of Cadogan’s bulls**tting and manipulation so was pawned off on the Greens in the North. Looks to be up to old tricks and I know Barry is far from the 1st to go for these reasons. A shame really.

  • fingalgreen

    Speaking as a Southern member of the Green Party I can confirm that Cllr Enright was comfortably elected to the Green Party NEC on the first count at the conference in Wexford in March 09. This is atleast the fourth year running that he was elected so he is well regarded amongst southern party members.

    I also understand that the new NI Chairperson is Dr Mark Bailey who had unanimous support to replace John Barry at the recent NI AGM.

    Sour grapes?? or storm in a teacup?

  • miselemas

    Hmmm,
    Handbags at dawn? What’s to be sour about I wonder?

  • prolefodder

    My sources in the south tell me Enright came in 10th out of 10 places for their NEC – hardly a ringing endorsement. But small beer. Looks like the Greens are like every other party – small me with big egos etc.

  • Irish Barry

    Well, this Barry has been stood down.

    I’ve just been ejected from David Vance’s “A Tangled Web”, presumably because I’m, er, too Irish.

    Yes, Mr Vance had shown himself in his true colours. And his acolytes/groupies are kowtowing like crazy. Check out the recent posts by Irish Barry, and more to the point: against Irish Barry. Talk about childishness.

    If anyone entertained any doubt about the rancid, racist nature of ATW, doubt no more.

  • tagalog24

    Being from the DDC i am a keen follower of Cadogan’s antics, I did manage to find he was given 1 of 2 NEC places given to the North. He was beaten hands down by an unknown QUB student / young green who took the 1st NEC place. Noone else contested as far as I know… Seems like he has very little support from all sides

  • Comrade Stalin

    Jameson:

    Id say that Barry meant for people to see that message, as a facebook user i cant understand how you would get that wrong.

    Would it be anything to do with the fact that he started the entry by addressing “Lindsay” ? And secondly, that people involved in politics tend to try to avoid making internal spats public ?

    Brian Wilson’s vote is largely a personal one and has existed for a long time. People trying to claim that they were somehow responsible for his success is ridiculous. And no, I very much doubt that came from the horse’s mouth. Brian is well aware of his own capacity to get his vote out.

  • tagalog24

    “And no, I very much doubt that came from the horse’s mouth. Brian is well aware of his own capacity to get his vote out.”

    I think the horse here was Cadogan. He also claimed the 1st moon landing..

  • miselemas

    fingalgreen,do you know anything about tagalong24’s point that the Greens in the south were fed up with Enright and told him to seek his political fortunes north of the border?

  • @Irish Barry,

    Drop in at Eye on ATW if you’d like to discuss recent events further.

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