The UK local elections held on May 4th 2023 have seen The Green Party make significant wins: the party has secured Mid-Suffolk Council with an outright majority: the party gained 12 seats to win a total of 24 seats. The Tories lost 10 wards.
The party now has 737 councillors, the largest number of councillors the Green Party has held.
The Green Party commented: “We’ve seen a net gain of 200 seats, 13 local councils have had breakthroughs, and now we’re the largest party in these councils across the country: Bristol, East Suffolk, East Hertfordshire, Babergh, Lewes, Folkestone and Hythe, Stroud, Forest of Dean and Warwick. And in Mid Suffolk not only are we the largest party, but we’re the first Green majority led council.”
I stood as a candidate for the Green Party in Mid Sussex District Council elections. Citizens’ Assemblies are one of many forward-thinking policies in the manifesto. We also campaign for election reform, fairer pensions and increased co-operation with Europe.
Author – Chrissie Masters – Editor, Changemaker Media