First news sheet sent to all PEOPLE members dated Feb'74 but includes election result so must in fact have been sent after polling day 28th Feb. Edited by Michael Benfield as National Organisation and Communications Officer
Second news sheet sent to all members in late March 1974 after the election de-brief meeting
The third news sheet, now rebranded as "Newsletter" . Edited by Michael Benfield
Fourth newsletter to all members. Ends with request to "ensure that this is passed around to all members of your group" so possibly not sent to every member individually.
15 short items covering a wide range of topics as the party starts to get organised. An October election is anticipated (as in fact happened)
Extended issue sent to all journalists who contacted PEOPLE at the previous election and all organisations with environment or survival connections, in addition to members.
No matter who you voted for the Government got in - Editorial
Democracy is Dead - Long Live Democracy
New format A5 booklet. Editorial Time to Set a Lead
Diary and NEC notes. No editorial as such.
The PEOPLE summer conference in June 1975 agreed to change the party name to "The Ecology Party" and subsequent newsletters were in a new format and title "Alliance" with a list of related organisations prominently displayed on the front page. Flagged at foot of front cover as "The Ecology Party Journal" with cover price 25p
Alliance issue 2. "The Catalyst for Alternatives and All Who Seek To Live In Harmony With Nature". Not branded as Ecology Party on the front but contains NEC report on page 21-22. Cover price 25p, subscription $3.75 for 10 issues including post.
Ecology Party newsletter shown as separate item on pages 22-23.
Ecology Party newsletter on pages 22-23
Flagged on front as "Incorporating the Ecology Party Newsletter" See the NEC report on pages 22-23 for reasons.
Whilst there is no mention of the future of Alliance in the text this appears to be the last issue until the new Ecology Party News Sheet started in October 76 after the party conference at the end of September. There appear to be no further issues in Michael Benfield's personal archive which would be likely to have everything since he edited and personally funded both the previous PEOPLE Newsletter and Alliance.
First issue with new editor(s) following conference discussion and decisions. To be distributed two monthly. Members will continue to receive Good Earth with an Ecology Party page, but the newsletter is now sent as this separate publication. Edited by Colin Fry (EP Information Officer)
Colin Fry had resigned as Information Officer so the editorship passed to his deputy Keith Rushworth
Editorial on likelyhood of General Election this year
First of new series edited by Howard Hoptrough. Editorial on being a political party.
Front page featuring new logo and letterhead. Editorial on nuclear reprocessing and criticising "heavy-handed" NEC dealings with SW region.
Editorial on Thorp nuclear reprocessing proposal