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Green Party makes record gains in European elections

Green London MEP elected!

Following European elections in late May, the Green Party gained over 2 million votes and increased its representation in the European Parliament to 7 MEPs – an increase of 4. This means that the Green Party now has European elected representatives for almost all parts of England except the North East.

Green Party supporters in London will be represented in the EU by Scott Ainslie, who has served as councillor for Lambeth Council since 2014.

Our other MEPs are:

Greenwich and Bexley Green Party would like to thank all of our local volunteers who took the time to help with leafleting, running stalls and taking on online advocacy of the Green vote for the elections.

Vote share in Greenwich and Bexley

Greenwich

Greenwich Council has released its election breakdown across the borough. The Green Party commanded 9,045 votes out of a total 70,825 for a 12.8% vote share.

Whilst the council does not make ward-by-ward results available, via the 853 blog and a leaked breakdown from opposition leader of the council, Conservative Matt Hartley, we understand that the Green vote was particularly strong in the following wards:

  • Peninsula – 21% vote share
  • Greenwich West – 18%
  • Blackheath Westcombe – 17%
  • Shooters Hill – 16%
  • Charlton – 14%

Local commentators have been quick to draw connections between the growth of the Green Party vote and the U-turn made by Labour councillors on opposing Silvertown Tunnel construction over air pollution fears:

Voters have deserted the Labour party in the Greenwich Council ward where two councillors went back on their word and backed the controversial Silvertown Tunnel

– Darryl Chamberlain, 853 London

(For more information about our Silvertown Tunnel campaign, please visit our campaigns page and the Stop Silvertown Tunnel Coalition Twitter account.)

Bexley

Bexley Council has not yet made its election breakdown available. We will update this page when it becomes available.