Release Date: 3rdMay 2019
For immediate release
Eastern Greens hail local election results their most successful in history
The Green Party in the Eastern region is celebrating its most successful local election results in its 47-year history with 44 seats won.
The party has seen a record number of new seat gains across the region, including the first ever Green councillors in Colchester, Fenland, Breckland, East Herts and West Norfolk, and winning seats from Conservative group leaders in both Colchester and the newly merged council of East Suffolk.
In Suffolk Greens won 20 seats, while in Essex the total won is 8. Notable successes were in Braintree, where Greens gained five seats to reach a total of six; in East Suffolk there were four wins; and there were further gains in Norwich, Peterborough, and Epping Forest. In Mid-Suffolk, the number of Green councillors doubled from 6 to 12.
Robert Lindsay, a Suffolk County councillor and newly elected to Babergh Council, said:
“We’re delighted by the results across the region. This is the result of hard work, all year, every year by all our grass roots campaigners. The way the Green Party works means Green candidates and campaigners are independent minded and expected to earn their support by working to make their community better and to put residents they represent front and centre.”
“We are already well on the way to being a thorn in the side for councils that are one party mini-states across the region and our credibility in local government will stand us in good stead for the coming European elections.”
Catherine Rowett, the lead Green Party candidate for the European Parliamentary elections heads a list of seven candidates that includes Rupert Read: an internationally renowned climate campaigner; Martin Schmierer: the current Lord Mayor of Norwich; Fiona Radic: a leading anti-Brexit campaigner from Peterborough; Paul Jeater: a politics teacher from Essex who heads the Eastern Region Green Party; Pallavi Devulapalli: a doctor in General Practice in West Norfolk; and Jeremy Caddick: the Dean of a Cambridge college who campaigns on pay inequality and investment transparency.
Dr. Rowett, who is a Professor at the University of East Anglia, is quick to point out that the Eastern Greens were only 1% away from electing an MEP in 2009 and 2014. Because the European election is decided by a form of proportional representation, we stand a very good chance of winning this time.
She sends this message about the Green commitment to Europe:
"By voting Green the voters in the East of England can send a clear message that they want the UK to Remain in the European Union. Green MEPs make a positive difference to people’s lives. As your representative in Europe I will press for urgent action on the climate emergency and for a fairer economy. Vote for a positive future on 23rd May - vote Green."
As we prepare for the elections on 2nd May 2019 the names of Green Party contacts/candidates in priority areas in the Eastern Region will appear below.
Please contact your local green campaign managers/candidates to offer support in the run-up to the 2nd May elections so that we can get a record number of Green Party councillors elected to improve the lives of all residents, strengthen the fight against social injustice and environmental degradation, and confront the climate emergency.
Babergh – Robert Lindsay Robert Lindsay (Robert.Lindsay@greenparty.org.uk)
Bedford – Ben Foley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chelmsford – Paul Jeater (email@example.com)
Colchester – Blake Robert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dacorum, Hemel Hempstead – Mark Rutherford (email@example.com)
Epping Forest – Dave Plummer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mid Suffolk – John Matthissen (email@example.com)
Norwich – Phil di Palma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Peterborough – Nicola Day (email@example.com)
Southend – James Vessey-Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Suffolk Coastal - Rachel Smith-Lyte (email@example.com)
Waveney – Graham Elliott (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Witham – James Abbott (email@example.com)
There is a full list of all Green Party candidates for council elections in North Hertfordshire and Stevenage on their website at https://northherts.greenparty.org.uk/candidates/. You can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or on their FaceBook Page.
There is a full list of all Green Party candidates for the Peterborough Council Elections on their website at https://peterborough.greenparty.org.uk/news/2019/03/25/greens-announce-candidates-for-thursday-2nd-may/.
Dacorum Green Party has announced the Green Party candidates for the local elections on May 2nd 2019. If you live in these wards, get in touch and lend a hand to get more green councillors elected.
Dacorum Borough Council
Boxmoor – Shereif Hassan – email@example.com
Boxmoor – Bernard Hurley – firstname.lastname@example.org
Boxmoor – Robert Theophile – email@example.com
Adeyfield East -Sam Deering – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bennetts End – David Lillywhite - email@example.com
Berkhamstead Castle – Paul de Hoest - firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkhamstead East – Rebecca Mckenzie - email@example.com
Berkhamstead West – Mary Hardinge - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bovingdon, Flaunden & Chipperfield – Wiebka Carr - email@example.com
Chaulden & Warners End – Sam Buckton - firstname.lastname@example.org
Gadebridge – Suzanne Watts - email@example.com
Grovehill – Paul Sandford - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hemel Hempstead Town – Joe Pitts-Cunningham - email@example.com
Kings Langley – Ashley Lawrence - firstname.lastname@example.org
Leverstock Green – Mark Rutherford – email@example.com
Northchurch – Malcolm Cathcart - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tring Central – Mary Hodgskiss - email@example.com
Tring East – Joe Stopps - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tring West & Rural – Roger Oliver - email@example.com
Watling – Emily Spry - firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkhamstead Town Council Castle – Paul De Hoest - email@example.com
Berkhamstead Town Council West – Mary Hardinge - firstname.lastname@example.org
Nash Mills Parish Council – Mark Rutherford – email@example.com
Suffolk Coastal Green Party has announced the following candidates for the local council elections on 2nd May 2019.
East Suffolk District Council
Aldeburgh and Leiston - Julian Cusack, Marion Wells, Matt Oakley
Carlford and Fynn Valley - Eamonn O'Nolan, Dan Clery
Deben - Aidan Semmens
Eastern Felixstowe - Lesley Bennett, Kayley Lyndle, Jacqueline Blunt
Framlingham - Beth Keys-Holloway, James Holloway
Kelsale and Yoxford - Jeremy Adams
Kesgrave - Tracey Watson-Brown, Martin Wilks
Martlesham & Purdis Farm - Catherine Walsh
Melton - Rachel Smith-Lyte
Orwell & Villages - Betsy Reid
Rendlesham & Orford - Tom Daly
Rushmere St Andrew - Peter Ward
Western Felixstowe - Jon Mulberg, Kate Dickinson, Nigel Hiley
Wickham Market - Peter James
Woodbridge Town Council
Riverside Ward - Catherine Walsh
Kyson Ward - Eamonn O'Nolan
Seckford Ward - Aidan Semmons
Farlingaye Ward - Martin Wilks
Saxmundham Town Council
Town Ward - Nigel Hiley
Cambridge Green Party has announced the following candidates for the local council elections on 2nd May 2019.
Abbey - Naomi Bennett
Arbury - Stephen Lawrence
Castle - Matt Green
Cherry Hinton - Jennifer Richens
Coleridge - Sarah Nicmanis
East Chesterton - Gareth Bailey
Kings' Hedges - Angela Ditchfield
Market - Emma Garnett
Newnham - Mark Slade
Petersfield - Virgil Ierubino
Queen Edith's - Elisabeth Whitebread
Romsey - Caitlin Patterson
Trumpington - Ceri Galloway
West Chesterton - Shayne Mitchell
If you would like to help out with the campaign to get more Green Party councillors in Cambridge, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
25 April 2019
East Cambs Green Party has announced the following candidates in the local elections on 2nd May.
Carly Juneau (Haddenham)
Flora May Waterhouse (Burwell)
Clive Semmens (Ely East)
Stephen McGrady (Bottisham)
Gemma Bristow (Ely West)
Lee Phillips (Littleport)
If you can help in their campaign, please contact Paul Evans.
Promoted by Chris Rose on behalf of the Green Party, both at The Biscuit Factory, Unit 215 J Block, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG