12 February 2017
Knowsley Greens are celebrating victory in a hard fought Prescot Town Council by-election. The Green Party had never stood previously in the ward, but an intensive campaign plus an excellent local candidate, Joanne Burke (pictured below with Campaign Manager Kai Taylor) achieved a breakthrough.
The result, in the Prescot East ward, was as follows (change from previous result in brackets).
GRN: 44.9% (+44.9)
LDEM: 35.4% (+6.4)
LAB: 19.7% (-51.3)
Winning candidate Joanne Burke ) said
"This is a terrific endorsement of the local Green Party and shows that we are a VERY GENUINE alternative to Same old Same politics. To the people of Prescot - we would not have achieved this without your fantastic support and we appreciate and take very seriously the belief you have in us.
We look forward to working with people of all political persuasions to try to make Prescot the best it can be."
The Green Party candidates for the North West region in the Euro Elections of 23 May were:
Gina Dowding. Lancashire County Councillor. Elected.
Wendy Olsen. Salford.
Jessica Northey. St Helens.
Geraldine Coggins. Trafford Borough Councillor.
Rosie Mills. Lancaster.
Astrid Johnson. Manchester.
Dan Jerrome. Trafford Borough Councillor.
James Booth. Macclesfield.