Manchester Green Party will enter the festive period with optimism after it enjoyed positive results in last Thursday’s general election.
On a night with little to cheer nationally, the Green Party in Manchester received 8,014 votes, with the Greens’ share of the vote increasing by more than that of the Conservatives.
The overall result was the Green Party’s best result in a general election since 2015, and the second best ever general election result in Manchester Green Party’s history.
Chris Ogden, Co-Chair of Manchester Green Party, said:
‘While the national picture may not be rosy, in this election, Mancunians truly put climate action at the top of the agenda.
‘We’d like to thank every single person who lent us their vote and offered us their support, and we wish them a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year.’
The full summary of how Greens did in Manchester is as follows:
Blackley and Broughton: Dave Jones, 920, 2.4% (+1.2%)
Manchester Gorton: Eliza Tyrell, 1,697, 3.8% (+1.6%)
Manchester Central: Melanie Horrocks, 1,870, 3.6% (+1.9%)
Manchester Withington: Lucy Bannister, 1,968, 3.7% (+2.1%)
Wythenshawe and Sale East: Rob Nunney, 1,559, 3.5% (+2.2%)
In 2020 Manchester Greens will be turning their attention to the local elections next May, where they have a real chance of gaining a seat on Manchester City Council.