“Whether it’s in Burnley or Bristol, people are turning to the Greens because they know that the way we won their vote is the way we will use the power they have given us – with hard work and humility. We will not take their support for granted.” The Green Party has built on gains made in the elections two years ago, having won a total of 158 seats and made 99 gains across the country this year.
The Greens have won a total of 158 seats and made 99 gains on a further 18 councils in this year’s local elections. It takes the total number of Green councillors to a total of 445 across 141 councils, up from 350 seats on 123 councils in 2019.
143 English councils and 13 mayors were up for election last Thursday (6 May), as well as Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) in 35 areas.
Green Party Co-leader Jonathan Bartley spoke of the party’s success: “Once again, we are seeing record results for the Green Party. A Green wave is sweeping across the country with Greens winning seats in places dominated by both Labour and Conservatives. These are votes for our strong vision and practical policies for a green future.”
Surges were seen in Sheffield, as the Greens gained five seats on Sheffield City Council. Re-elected Green Cllr Douglas Johnson thanked everyone who voted for the party last Thursday. Bradford City Council made one gain and held one seat. Newly elected Green Cllr Matt Edwards for Tong (Bradford City Council) said he was ‘so proud’ of everything the Bradford Greens have achieved this year.