Local Council Elections - 5 May 2022

In 2021 the Green Party increased our representation from 34 to 47. In 2022 we further increased our representation to 61. This does include the new unitary authorities in Cumbria which officially take over from the existing boroughs and Cumbria County Council on 1 April 2023.

The Green Party won a by-election for Lancaster City Council on 19 May 2022.

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

 

Borough Number of Green Councillors - 1 May 2022 Number of Green Councillors - 8 May 2022 Number of Green Councillors - 22 May 2022
Cheshire:      
Cheshire East      
Cheshire West
Halton    
Warrington      
Cumbria:      
Allerdale      
Barrow-in-Furness      
Carlisle  1 
Copeland      
Cumbria County
Eden
South Lakeland
Cumberland (from 1/4/2023)  
Westmorland & Furness(from 1/4/2023)  
Gtr Manchester:      
Bolton      
Bury      
Manchester 1
Oldham      
Rochdale      
Salford      
Stockport 1
Tameside 1
Trafford 3
Wigan      
Lancashire:      
Blackburn      
Blackpool      
Burnley 5
Chorley      
Fylde      
Hyndburn      
Lancaster City 10 10  11 
Lancashire County 2
Pendle      
Preston      
Ribble Valley      
Rossendale  
South Ribble      
West Lancs      
Wyre      
Merseyside      
Knowsley 5
Liverpool 4
St Helens 3
Sefton      
Wirral 5
       
Total 47 61  62 
   
   

 

 

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A vote for the Green Party in May is a vote against such outdated, disastrously imposed establishment thinking.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