Monday, 27 May 2019
Green Party result in Kent: Third place!
Back in 2013, I was on the Green Party Executive and seem to recall discussing whether getting over one million votes should be our target, just 6 years later we have got over 2 million in a brilliant result in this year's EU elections.
We have increased the number of Green MEPs from 3 to 7 and narrowly missed out on 2 more (second ones in SE and SW regions). It is worth pointing out that 18% in the SW is staggering! A huge congratulations to the seven and all those who campaigned.
While we topped the local polls in Brighton, Bristol and Norwich; Kent is a little further behind but not by too much...
Ashford: Third beating Labour and Tories
Swale: Third beating Labour and Tories
Folkestone: Third beating Labour and Tories but only 0.2 from beating Lib Dem to second
Tonbridge: Third beating Labour and Tories
Tunbridge Wells: Third beating Labour and Tories
Canterbury: Third beating Labour and Tories
Thanet: Third beating Labour and Tories
Maidstone: Fourth beating Labour (and only a whisker behind the Tories)Medway: Fifth
It was good news for remain parties too, clearly demonstrating that the mood of the country has changed. This is the graphic from the BBC: