Newcastle Green Party received 1400 more votes than in 2019, but unfortunately we did not make the breakthrough we needed to get a Green in the room this time.
If the council election were proportional to the vote share we would have 7 councillors. Almost 1 in 10 of the electorate backed us.
In West Fenham we more than doubled our vote share, up from 11% to 23%, and 2.5 times more people voted Green this time round.
The last few weeks have been so very busy, with so many of you taking time to come over to the West End to canvas, deliver leaflets or Get Out The Vote; we couldn't have worked harder. Newcastle Greens are some very special people. We are excited about campaigning and working hard for the communities we live in and campaign in over the next year and we think we're well placed to make some big gains. If you want to help us make the breakthrough in Newcastle please register here.
Around the North East
Following on from the excellent work by David Francis, South Tyneside added two additional Green councillors:
- Sue Stonehouse (Beacon and Bents)
- Peter Bristow ( West Park )
Break-though in Northumberland with not one but two Green Party councillors now in the room:
- Martin Swinbank ( Alnwick )
- Nick Morphet ( Humshaugh )
Our regional co-ordinator Jonathan Elmer has been elected to Durham County Council representing Brandon.