I am delighted that Molly Scott Cato is our newest MEP, having beaten the Lib Dems in the South West! Not only did we gain a much deserved MEP there but we kept our MEPs in London and the South East, plus we came 4th nationally, beating the Lib Dems.
Sad to see Peter and Rupert not elected in the North West and East of England. They would have both been excellent MEPs.
This was an election run by the media, a media that promoted a single far right party above all else. The same media continued to call the Greens a fringe protest party last night, despite all the evidence to the contrary.
Our positive messages on Europe, on the environment and on social justice needs to be heard - not ignored. People are dying in their hundreds of thousands because of climate change yet the media continue to give air time to climate deniers. This is morally wrong.
Across the rest of the country, we did well in the local elections gaining 23 seats and becoming the official opposition on Liverpool and Solihull, Islington and Lewisham councils. Didn't you hear about that on the telly? Why a I not surprised.