York Green Party

30 May 2014

In the recent Euro elections, Molly Scott Cato was elected as the first ever Green MEP in the South West region. She joins existing Green MEPs Jean Lambert (London) and Keith Taylor (South East), both of whom were re-elected. Overall, the Green party came fourth in terms of share of vote, pushing the Liberal Democrats into fifth place.

In areas where there were local elections, the Green Party gained 23 new councillors and now has 162 councillors on 56 councils across the UK. The surge in support means Greens are represented on seven more councils (Epping Forest, Wirral, Worthing, Babergh, Islington, Lambeth, and Newcastle-under-Lyme). They are the official opposition in Liverpool, Solihull, Islington, Lewisham and Norwich.

Said York councillor Andy D’Agorne, “The Greens fought a successful campaign in the Euro elections, focussing on creating a different and better Europe that reins in the excesses of big corporations and banks, and tackles climate change. We held onto our share of the vote much better than the other major parties against the increased turnout for UKIP.” He added, “We will carry on pushing forward our positive policies locally as well as in Europe.”

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