Local Council Elections - 6 May 2021

The Green Party fielded approximately 400 candidates across the North West in the 2021 Local Council Elections, almost half of the seats available. In 2019 we doubled the number of councillors from 17 to 34. This time we again considerably increased our representation from 34 to 47.

List of candidate numbers and successful councillors by borough are in the table below. These numbers do not include town and parish councils.


Borough Number of Green candidates Number of seats up for election Number of Green Councillors - 1 May 2021 Number of Green Councillors - 8 May 2021
Cheshire East    
Cheshire West
Halton 54   
Warrington 58     
Cumbria County  
South Lakeland  5 
Gtr Manchester:        
Bolton 16  21     
Bury 19     
Manchester 34  34   
Oldham 14  20     
Rochdale 20     
Salford 19  60     
Stockport 21  21     1 
Tameside 19  19  1  1 
Trafford 25  25  3
Wigan 26     
Blackburn   17     
Burnley 21  21  2
Chorley 30  50     
Hyndburn 19     
Lancaster City 11  12  10 10 
Lancashire County   84  1
Pendle  39     
Preston 25     
Ribble Valley    
Rossendale  18     
South Ribble 10     
West Lancs 27     
Knowsley 12  17  3
Liverpool 31  31  4
St Helens 14  17  2
Sefton 19  24     
Wirral 23  23  3
Total 396  846  34 47 



North West Green Party

The Green Party is the only major political party in the UK that commits to a life based on democracy and justice within the planet's limits.

The Green Party has always dared to be different,  and we’ve always known the power of good ideas. We understand that inequality is not just unfair, but damaging to everyone in society. 

We understand that not everyone wants to live to work. The Green Party has the bold solutions to deal with the problems we face today: recovering from the impact of coronavirus, while tackling the climate and biodiversity crises and creating compassionate communities where everyone can thrive.

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Green Party Programme for Local Government

The Government’s ideological commitment to austerity has seen £50 billion cut from council services since 2010. These cuts - forced through from Westminster - have closed libraries, forced councils to sell public land and laid off the council staff that collect litter, repair roads and care for older people. The cross party Local Government Association estimates that councils face a further shortfall of £8 billion by 2025 with the most basic of services being eroded, decimating our communities.

A vote for the Green Party in May is a vote against such outdated, disastrously imposed establishment thinking. It is a vote for a new, fresh approach.

The Green Party is committed to campaigning to restore the £50 billion of public money taken from councils – having Greens elected to councils will send a strong message to Westminster that people have had enough of losing cherished local services.

At a local level, having Greens on your council means having champions for investment in local services, fighting to improve public spaces, increase access to social housing and to provide more walking, cycling and public transport opportunities.

It means having councillors looking beyond the tired stock answers and convention-sapped ambitions of the establishment parties. Green councillors embrace the new and relish the bold; harnessing resident’s skills and trusting local knowledge to solve local challenges, from declining high streets to under resourced public transport.

Unlike councillors from the establishment parties, Greens are not subject to a Party whip that orders them to vote according to the needs of the party machines and their colleagues in Westminster. This means they are free to put the residents they represent front and centre, and to fight without fear of favour for their interests - and the radical solutions that will make their lives better.

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