The Green Party is celebrating a spectacular election result that has seen the number of MEPs in England double, rising from three to seven!
The first Brussels Green Party representatives were elected in the Eastern, North West, West Midlands, and Yorkshire and Humber regions. Greens seats were retained in London, the South East, and here in the South West, where Molly Scott Cato was re-elected.
Nationally, our votes topped 2 million and we finished fourth in the total vote above the Conservative Party, the first time the Greens have beaten the Tories in a national election...
Green co-leader, Sian Berry, said: “Following on from our spectacular local election results where we more than doubled our representation, tonight’s result is proof of the size and power of the Green Wave that is sweeping across the country. Our message of ‘yes to Europe, no to climate change’ clearly resonated strongly with voters, many of whom will have been casting their vote for our party for the first time. We topped the poll in Bristol, Norwich, and Brighton and Hove, and scored brilliant seconds in Sheffield, Cambridge, and Oxford.”
In Mendip, we came third – beating both Conservatives and Labour – taking a staggering 22.8% (302,364) of the vote!