The local elections on 2 May saw the best ever local election results in the 46-year history of the Green Party.
In total we saw a net gain of 194 council seats and we now have a record number of 362 councillors on a record 122 councils.
These results are absolutely stunning. We have won in all demographics in all of the English regions, and have built on what were strong results last time these seats were contested in 2015.
Our three biggest council winners were Brighton, who now have 19 seats, Solihull who’ve moved up to 14 councillors (including an 84% Green vote in one ward) and Mid Suffolk where we doubled our representation to 12.
But the particular excitement of these results is that many of our wins have been in new territory for the Green Party in places like Darlington, North Devon, Carlisle and Colchester. We have representation on over 50 new councils. That’s 50 more towns, cities and districts that have a Green in the room changing the debate and changing the focus of their councils. And where Greens get a foot in the door with one council seat, we keep on growing in the future.
Our wins have not been a fluke. Almost all of our gains are where not only did our members work hard, but where the Green Party invested resource to train and support our campaign teams across the country.