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Local election results May 2019

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I know there are many posts in different threads about this, and I'm not asking mods to spend time collating them all here, but it does seem best to have a thread for this.

Here's something from the Greens.  From an email, not a website.

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Today has seen the best ever local election results in the 46 year history of the Green Party.

I am so proud of our campaigners who worked tirelessly on the doorstep to inspire so many new communities to put their trust in the Green Party.

In total we saw a net gain of 194 council seats and we now have a record number of 362 councillors on a record 122 councils.

These results are absolutely stunning. We have won in all demographics in all of the English regions, and have built on what were strong results last time these seats were contested in 2015.

Our three biggest council winners were Brighton, who now have 19 seats, Solihull who've moved up to 14 councillors (including an 84% Green vote in one ward) and Mid Suffolk where we doubled our representation to 12.

But the particular excitement of today's results is that many of our wins have been in new territory for the Green Party in places like Darlington, North Devon, Carlisle and Colchester.  We have representation on over 50 new councils.  That's 50 more towns, cities and districts that have a Green in the room changing the debate and changing the focus of their councils.  And where Greens get a foot in the door with one council seat, we keep on growing in the future.

Our wins have not been a fluke.  Almost all of our gains are where not only did our members work hard, but where the Green Party invested resource to train and support our campaign teams through Conference training, Campaign School and via our Field staff who support our local parties across the country.

After a well-deserved rest this evening, Greens will be back working on our European Elections campaign. We’ll update you more next week but if you have a moment to share or donate to our crowdfunder in the meantime it would be greatly appreciated so we can go on to achieve even more success in 3 weeks' time.

Thank you,

Chris Williams
Head of Elections and Field Operations, Green Party

 

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well its a bit **** late now

 

but anyway, my hot take, a clear message to push on with brexit means brexit

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A strong swing to Green in Brighton neighbour Lewes is quite heartening. They're obviously not too weirded out by what they've seen so far.

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I believe the 84% Green vote mentioned above is in my patch.

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Tories lost control of Malvern Hills (23 councillors down to 13).

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