General Election 2015: Greens polling at 7%

10 June 2014

The Green Party is polling at 7% ahead of the General Election in the latest Ashcroft National poll (1), conducted over the past weekend.

The polling has the Greens neck-and-neck with the Liberal Democrats for the fourth spot. The Green Party outperformed the Liberal Democrats at the May 22nd European Elections in terms of both MEPs returned and total vote (2).

Responding to the question “If there was a general election tomorrow, which party would you vote for?” in Lord Ashcroft’s latest polling, 5% indicated they would vote Green. Of those polled who indicated they definitely intend to vote the Green vote rises to 7%. The Liberal Democrats scored 5% and 8%, respectively.

Natalie Bennett, Green Party Leader, said: 

"This poll marks the solidifying of Green Party support after the European Election. More and more voters are seeing that the Green Party offers the real, positive change that British politics and British society desperately need.” 

The Greens elected an additional MEP at the May 22 European Elections and now have treble the number of the Liberal Democrats. The Green Party also were clearly ahead of the Liberal Democrats in the total vote – 1.2million voted for a Green MEP on May 22 compared to the Liberal Democrats’ 1.09million. The Greens gained 23 additional councillors at the Local Elections and are now the official opposition in Liverpool, Norwich, Solihull and the London boroughs of Lewisham and Islington (3).

1. http://lordashcroftpolls.com/2014/06/ashcroft-national-poll-con-28-lab-32-lib-dem-8-ukip-17/

2. http://greenparty.org.uk/news/2014/05/26/european-elections-greens-gain-50-more-meps,-push-liberal-democrats-into-fifth-place/ 

3. http://greenparty.org.uk/news/2014/05/24/local-elections-the-surge-is-on!-green-party-gain-ground-across-britain/

 

 






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