Green Party of England and Wales election results

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This article lists the election results of the Green Party of England and Wales (and its predecessors) in the UK parliamentary, European parliamentary and Welsh Assembly elections.

General Election results[edit]

Year Candidates Total votes Average votes per candidate  % of total vote Average % of vote per candidate Saved Deposits Number of MPs
1974-02 6 4,576 763 0.01 1.67 0 0
1974-10 5 1,996 399 0.00 0.91 0 0
1979 53 39,918 753 0.13 1.46 0 0
1983 109 54,299 498 0.17 1.04 0 0
1987 133 89,753 675 0.28 1.35 0 0
1992 253 170,037 672 0.51 1.27 0 0
1997 89 61,731 694 0.21 1.34 0 0
2001 145 166,477 1148 0.63 2.75 10 0
2005 182 257,758 1416 1.04 3.29 22 0
2010 310 265,187 855 0.96 1.81 6 1

2010 General Election results[1][edit]

The 2010 general election was a milestone for the Green Party as party leader Dr Caroline Lucas was elected Britain's first Green MP in Brighton Pavilion with 31.3% of the vote. The Green Party fielded 310 candidates, six of whom saved their deposits. Overall the Green party received 1.0% of votes in the General election.

European Parliament Election results[edit]

Summary of European Parliament Election results[edit]

Date England and Wales Scotland N. Ireland (1st pref.) UK total MEPs elected Note
1979 17,953 0 as Ecology Party
1984 70,853 0 as Ecology Party
1989 2,292,705 0 15% of the vote, but no MEPs elected
1994 494,561 0
1999 625,378 2 First two MEPs elected
2004 1,033,093 79,695 4,810 1,117,598 2
2009 1,223,303 80,442 15,764 1,319,509 2
2014 1,244,975 108,305 10,598 1,363,878 3

2009 European Parliament election[edit]

In the June 2009 European Parliament election the party secured 1,223,303 votes or 8.7% of the popular vote compared to its 2004 vote share of 6.1%. Green MEPs Caroline Lucas in the South East and Jean Lambert in London were re-elected. The Greens came first in Norwich with 25%, Oxford with 26% and Brighton and Hove with 31%,[2] the latter a clear 6,000 votes ahead of the Conservatives in second place, but despite making steady progress all over the country with its share of the vote substantially increasing compared to the 2004 European Parliament election, it failed to gain any extra MEPs. This is thought to have been partly because of the re-apportionment of seats from 78 to 72.[2]

The regional breakdown of the vote was as follows:

Constituency Candidates Votes[3] % ±%
East Midlands Sue Blount, Richard Mallender, Ashley Baxter, Matthew Follett, Barney Smith 83,939 6.8 +1.4
East of England Rupert Read, Peter Lynn, James Abbott, Marc Scheimann, Angela Thomson, Andrew Stringer, Amy Drayson 141,016 8.8 +3.2
London Jean Lambert MEP, Ute Michel, Shahrar Ali, Joseph Healy, Miranda Dunn, Shasha Khan, George Graham, Priya Shah 190,589 10.9 +2.5
North East England Shirley Ford, Iris Ryder, Nic Best 34,081 5.8 +1.0
North West England Peter Cranie, Maria Whitelegg, Ruth Bergan, Samir Chatterjee, Jill Perry, Justine Hall, Margaret Westbrook, Geoff Smith 127,133 7.7 +2.1
South East England Caroline Lucas MEP, Keith Taylor, Derek Wall, Miriam Kennet, Jason Kitcat, Hazel Dawe, Jonathan Essex, Matthew Ledbury, Steve Dawe, Beverley Golden 271,506 11.6 +3.8
South West England Ricky Knight, Roger Creagh-Osborne, Molly Scott Cato, Richard Lawson, Chloë Somers, David Taylor 144,179 9.3 +2.1
West Midlands Felicity Norman, Peter Tinsley, Chris Williams, Ian Davison, Vicky Dunn, Dave Wall 88,244 6.2 +1.1
Yorkshire and the Humber Martin Hemingway, Shan Oakes, Leslie Rowe, Kevin Warnes, Lesley Hedges, Steve Barnard 104,456 8.5 +2.8
Wales Jake Griffiths, Kay Roney, Ann Were, John Matthews 38,160 5.6 +2.0

Welsh Assembly Results[edit]

Welsh Assembly elections Constituency votes Share of constituency votes Seats Regional votes Share of regional votes Seats Total Seats Share of Seats
1999 1,002 0.1% 0 25,858 2.5% 0 0 0%
2003 0 0% 0 30,028 3.5% 0 0 0%
2007 0 0% 0 33,803 3.5% 0 0 0%
2011 1,514 0.2% 0 32,649 3.4% 0 0 0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC NEWS – Election 2010 – UK - National". BBC News. 
  2. ^ a b Rogers, Simon (13 June 2009). "Exactly how well did the BNP do where you live?". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 4 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "European Election Results 2009, UK Results", BBC News, 19 April 2009, retrieved 5 January 2010