7 May 2017
It was another successful election for Worcester Green Party, although we did fail to win the second seat in Worcester that we were targeting.
Councillor Matthew Jenkins was re-elected in St Stephen with a large increase in his majority and with over 50% of the vote. Matthew thanked everyone who voted for him as well as maintaining that he could not have won without all the Green Party members who have helped over the past four years, saying; "this is a joint effort, we work hard all year round".
In St Peter's, where Jane Moorhouse was the Green candidate, we came a very respectable second place behind the Conservatives. This was a division we had never fought before and we pushed the Conservatives all the way. Jane received almost 36% of the vote, with 1363 votes.
Matthew will be joined again by Councillor John Raine from Malvern, who, like Matthew, also increased his majority. With a county council filled with 40 Conservatives out of a total of 57 councillors, it is more important than ever that Green councillors can hold the Conservative administration to account, whilst also working with all councillors to ensure that we can influence council policies.
Thank you to all the supporters, voters, and volunteers who made this possible. We simply couldn't do any of this without you, so thank you for helping to make the county and city councils a bit Greener every year.
Green Party Meetings
Come along to our monthly meeting to discuss our plans for Worcester and Worcestershire. Our next meeting starts at 7.30pm on Wednesday 16th May in the upstairs room at The Cricketers on Angel Street. This meeting will focus on our strategy for the year ahead. It would be great to see some new people.
For more information, contact Louis via email or telephone 01905 359 509.