Green Party receives 4.4% of vote so far, up from 1% in 2010

8 May 2015

 

Green Party receives 4.4% of vote so far, up from 1% in 2010

*Greens up 7.1% in Newcastle Upon Tyne East

*Green Party vote share expected to be three-four times larger than in 2010

*Greens on 4.4% in first six seats

The Green Party has surged by 7.1% in Newcastle Upon Tyne East, with local candidate Andrew Gray receiving 8.7% of the vote. The party has received 4.4% of the vote in the first six seats to have announced their results.

The strong Green showing in Newcastle Upon Tyne East marks the first time the party has saved a deposit in the North East.

These strong results reflect the Green Surge, which has seen Green Party membership more than quadruple in less than a year, to reach over 62,000 in England and Wales alone. The party’s vote share is expected to be three-four times larger than in 2010.

The Green Party received:

Houghton & Sunderland South: 2.8% (1,095 votes)

Sunderland Central: 4.1% (1,706 votes)

Washington & Sunderland West: 2.9% (1,091 votes)

Swindon North: 3.3% (1,723 votes)

Putney: 4.8% (2,067 votes)

Newcastle Upon Tyne 8.7% (3,426)

The Green Party is standing candidates in almost 95% of seats. Voters had the opportunity to vote Green for the first time in four of the six seats announced so far.

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