19 June 2014
The polling has the Greens neck-and-neck with the Liberal Democrats – also on 8% - 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). The Ipsos Mori fieldwork was conducted 14th-17th June 2014.
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 only the Green Party offers the real, positive change for the common good 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).
Ipsos MORI interviewed a representative sample of 1,001 adults aged 18+ across Great Britain. Interviews were conducted by telephone 14th – 17th June 2014. Data are weighted to match the profile of the population.