York Green Party

The Green Party of England and Wales are celebrating after they added to their number of councillors and successfully defended seats in existing strongholds.

4 May 2012

With results in from all the English councils that were holding elections, the Green Party has made a net gain of 4 seats across the country, as well as holding all their seats in Norwich against a strong Labour challenge.

Greens gained seats in the West Midlands and the South in places such as Reading, Nuneaton, Worcester and Dudley. The three seats in the West Midlands were taken from the Conservatives with big swings to the Greens.

Councillor Andrew Cooper, Chair Association of Green Councillors, said the results showed the party was gaining wider appeal and that where Greens have got elected and stand on their record, voters like what they get and re-elect them.

"This is a party coming of age, which is showing that when it gets stuck into local issues like housing, it can actually make gains and then hold on to them despite the swings of the big three parties."

Green candidate Jenny Jones achieved a creditable 4% of the vote for London Mayor and the Greens held their two seats on the Greater London Assembly.

The party contested 943 seats in 119 councils and was defending 22 seats they already held.







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