As the elections are now over, this page is now an update on how we did.
General Election 6 June 2017
- Camborne, Redruth and Hayle – Geoff Garbett: 1,052 votes (4th)
- South East Cornwall – Martin Corney: 1,335 votes (4th)
- Truro and Falmouth – Amanda Pennington: 831 votes (5th)
Although these results are not what we’d hoped, we made a tactical decision not to stand in all constituencies in order to give the best chance to left/progressive parties who were better placed. This stance across the country helped Labour to win the biggest vote swing in decades and will ensure a more effective challenge to Tory policies in parliament.
Locally we’ll now be focused on maintaining our profile and campaigning on Green issues.
Cornwall local elections on 8 May 2017
While it’s fair to say that we didn’t do as well as we hoped in these local elections, we did stand many more candidates than ever before and raised the profile of Greens in Cornwall across the county. We made many gains and won new votes with some candidates coming a close second in their wards.
However we did lose our only council seat, formerly held by St Ives councillor Tim Andrewes.