17 May 2021
The Green Party is celebrating the best local elections results in its history with more Green councillors on more councils across the country than ever before. Voters across the country have made clear their hope for a Greener future after the Covid pandemic. There are now 445 Green councillors (up 99 this year) and 141 Councils (up 18) in England and Wales with Green representation. In Bristol, the Greens are now the joint biggest party on the City Council.
The surge in the Green Party vote was also apparent in Winchester. In the County elections the Green vote more than doubled across the Winchester divisions, with the Green Party coming second in the Meon Valley. In the District elections, the outstanding result was in Central Meon where Malcolm Wallace took 33% of the vote – an impressive 19% increase on the last local election.
Malcolm Wallace says: “The surge in votes for the Green Party shows that people recognise the urgent need for real action on the environment and know a better, Greener future is possible. The Green Party has the policies to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies whilst also enabling our communities to thrive.”
Both the County and District Councils have made Declarations of Climate Emergency, but neither of them has yet committed to any real policies to meet their objectives. Indeed both County and District administrations are currently committed to policies and actions that are worsening the problems.
These election results show that Green issues in Hampshire cannot be ignored and gives hope to those who want their voices heard.
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