5 May 2019
Marjory Bisset was elected in St Stephen ward with a record 1067 Green votes (58%) to the Conservatives' 511 votes (28%). This win means that the council returns to no-overall-control (NOC), allowing all the councillors regardless of political party to work together. The Green Party believes this collaborative approach is in the best interests of Worcester residents.
It was a good night for the Green Party as our share of the vote increased in most wards. Andrew Cross, who stood in Warndon Parish South, narrowly missed winning, receiving 537 votes to the Conservative's 571 votes. This saw our share of the vote rocket from 6 to 36%.
The Green Party's Stephen Brohan also did well in Arboretum achieving a 32% share of the vote and coming second, ahead of the Conservatives.
Greens also won additional seats in the neighbouring Malvern Hills and Wychavon district councils and in many other areas across the country. The Green successes are clearly a sign of growing public support for a new and adult way of approaching politics in this country. Our priorities are clear as we continue to focus an urgent response to climate breakdown, building a sustainable economy and a just society
Local party coordinator Cllr Louis Stephen said, "We had a good result last night. People like our commitment to all-year round-working, not just turning up at election time. We are now seeking to increase the number of Green Party members and to find people interested in becoming future elected councillors. Let us know if you would like to be part of the team."
Green Party Meetings
All Green Party members are welcome to come along to our monthly meeting to discuss our plans for Worcester and Worcestershire.
Our next meeting (our AGM) starts at 7.30pm on Wednesday 19th June in The Paul Pry pub (back room) on The Butts, WR1 3PA. It would be great to see some new people.
For more information, contact Louis via email or telephone 01905 359 509.