North West Greens celebrate election wins across the region

10 May 2021

The results are in!

The North West gained 14 principal authority seats across the region in the elections, as well as holding the 4 that we were defending.  This takes the Green Party’s regional total to 47. This compares with just 17 at the start of 2019!

Our fourteen new councillors are made up from:

Gaining 3 seats on Burnley District Council – with Cllr Martyn Hurt in Trinity, Cllr Scott Cunliffe in Cliviger and Worsthorne, and Cllr Andy Wight in Brunshaw. 

Plus a much deserved Burnley seat on Lancashire County Council for County Councillor Andy Fewings in Burnley Central West. 

Gaining 3 seats on Wirral Borough Council with big majorities for Cllr Emily Gleaves in Birkenhead and Tranmere, Cllr Harry Gorman in Prenton and Cllr Jason Walsh in Bebbington where our vote went from zero to 60%.

Winning our first seat since 2008 on Manchester City Council with Cllr Rob Nunney in Woodhouse Park and our first ever in Stockport, with Cllr Gary Lawson in Raddish South and thereby doubling the number of Greater Manchester Boroughs where we have representation.

Winning a seat on Halton Borough Council with Cllr Andrew Dyer in Daresbury, Moore and Sandymoor. 

Two wins in Knowsley Borough Council for Cllr Pat Cook in Prescot South and Cllr Cath Goulding in St Gabriels. 

St Helens Borough Council sees the addition of Councillor Paul Hooton in Haydock. 

And also gaining our first seat on Cumbria County Council for County Cllr Judy Filmore! 

The four seats successfully defended were:

  • Lancashire County Council – County Cllr Gina Dowding in Lancaster Central.
  • Lancaster City Council – Cllr Jack Lenox in a by election in Bulk ward.
  • Liverpool City Council – Cllr Stephanie Pitchers in St Michaels.
  • Trafford Borough Council – Cllr Geraldine Coggins in Altrincham.

We also achieved record breaking Mayoral results in the region:
In both the 2 metro-mayoral elections, we came third ahead of the Liberal Democrats.

In Liverpool City Region with Gary Cargill we more than doubled our 2017 vote and saved our deposit comfortably with nearly 12% of the vote.

Our Manchester Mayoral candidate Melanie Horrocks nearly doubled our vote share from 2017 but we were just 0.6% short of saving the deposit.

We also beat the Lib Dems in the Salford Mayoral election with candidate Wendy Olsen.

A huge thank you to all the candidates and teams who put in massive amounts of work across the region, and also of course to our two dedicated and skilled Field Organisers Pål Woodruff and Clare Hales- who helped make these wonderful gains possible.






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Gina Dowding

Gina Dowding was the Green Party Member of the European Parliament for the North West of England. She achieved much for the North West in the short time between July 2019 and February 2020. Gina is now chair of the North West Green party. Three of Gina's reports are listed below.

Click here to view what a Green New Deal for the North West would mean.

Click here to view how a sustainable transport system can help put the Green New Deal into action.

Click here to view what's on the horizon for UK Science, Research & Innovation.

 

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