Natalie Louise Bennett, Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (born 10 February 1966) is a British politician and journalist who was born and raised in Australia.
She led the Green Party of England and Wales from September 2012 to September 2016.
Bennett was given a peerage in Theresa May’s 2019 resignation honours.She began her career as a journalist with regional newspapers in New South Wales before leaving in 1995 for Thailand, where she worked for Australian Volunteers International and the Bangkok Post newspaper over the next four years.
Since settling in Britain in 1999 she has contributed to the Guardian, Independent and Times newspapers.
Her election as leader of the Greens came six years after she joined the party in January 2006.