Greens Say Thanks
and vow to continue to press for electoral change
Thanks are also due to the staff of Ealing Council, who worked extraordinary hours to complete the process, and to everyone who helped in the Green Party's campaign.
The great news for the Green Party was the breakthrough made in Brighton by Caroline Lucas, Green Party Leader. We are delighted that she has become the first Green Party MP.
With the current first past the post voting system, and the national media focusing more heavily than ever on 3 parties, it is unsurprising that our results were modest in other areas but we will continue to build on our achievements in the future.
The Green Party wants to move away from the type of situation which occurred in Ealing Central and Acton, for example, where more people voted against the winner than for her.
That is a very unhealthy situation for a democracy and if no agreement is reached to change the system, there will be a growing sense that the government has no mandate to govern.
May 11, 2010