Isle of Man Green Party

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Isle of Man Green Party
LeaderAndrew Newton[1]
ChairmanCllr Andrew Bentley[2]
SecretaryOona Campbell
FounderAndrew Newton[3]
Founded11 August 2016; 3 years ago (2016-08-11)
IdeologyGreen politics
Colours     Green
UK affiliationsGreen Party in Northern Ireland
Green Party of England and Wales
Scottish Green Party
Douglas Borough Council[1]
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Braddan Parish Commissioners
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The Isle of Man Green Party is a green political party in the Isle of Man founded in August 2016 by Andrew Newton.[3] The party is currently led by Andrew Newton.[1]

On the 10 August 2018, current chair Andrew Bentley became the party's first elected councillor after winning a by-election in Derby ward on Douglas Borough Council.[1] His term ends in 2020.

Electoral history[edit]

House of Keys[edit]

Though established in August 2016, the party decided not to endorse any candidates in the general election that September. It has thus not contested any parliamentary seats.

They have announced that they intend to field candidates at the 2021 election.[4]

Local government[edit]

The party contested a handful of by-elections before picking up its first seat. Andrew Bentley is the first Green to have been elected, winning a seat on the Douglas Borough Council after a by-election.[1]

Derby by-election, 9 August 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Andrew Bentley 191 42.1
Independent Amanda Walker 139 30.6
Independent Charlton Krentz 100 22.0
Independent Claire Newall 24 5.3
Majority 52 11.5
Turnout 460 18.5
Rejected ballots 6 1.3
Green win


Elected representatives[edit]

The Green Party currently have 2 seats in local government. Green Councillor Andrew Bentley sits on the Douglas Borough Council, having won a by-election in August 2018. The Greens are also represented by Andrew Jessop, a Braddan Parish Commissioner, who was originally elected in an uncontested election in April 2016 as an Independent.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Isle of Man Green Party elects first councillor Andrew Bentley". BBC News. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ "In the wave of last nights victory…". Isle of Man Green Party, Facebook. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Green Party to be established in the Isle of Man". Manx Radio. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  4. ^ "The Isle of Man Green Party". Isle of Man News - MTTV. 7 March 2018. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Derby Ward Bye Election result". Douglas Borough Council. Retrieved 11 August 2018.