Sian Berry: Green’s are third party across many parts of UK
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The Green Party’s leader has fired a subtle dig at the Liberal Democrats as Sian Berry claimed the Green’s were now Britain’s “third party across much of the UK”. She explained people want something wholly positive as she outlined Britain’s Green future. Her bold statement comes as the Green’s added a massive 88 councillors to their tally of 155 across England at the local elections which saw the Lib Dems add only 8 councillors to their 588 tally. The Lib Dem’s control 7 councils in England, adding one at the local elections.
Sian Berry said: “We are now the third party across many parts of the UK.
“And I think people are looking to vote for something wholly positive.
“Something that is full of good ideas.”
The Green leader said the party’s success is “not just as a protest but as an endorsement.”
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And Bristol Green Party councillor Tony Dyer also told Sky News of what he believes is behind the party’s surging success at the polls.
The Green said: “I think there is an element of people looking for something different but also looking for something positive.
“And I think the Green Party are providing that positive element.”
In Bristol Council the Green Party now stand as the joint biggest party alongside Labour.
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Green Party leader Sian Berry came third in the London mayor elections last week as the Liberal Democrat candidate Luisa Porritt was shoved into fourth place.
The Green’s shattered the Liberal Democrat vote with 197,976 votes (7.8% of the vote).
While the Liberal Democrats recieved 111,716 votes (4.4% of the vote.)
8 Scottish Green MSP’s also gained seats in Holyrood at the local elections.
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The result has led to a Scottish pro-independence party majority in the Scottish parliament as the Green Party of Scotland are anti the Union.
The SNP and Scottish Greens won a total of 72 seats in Holyrood on a record turnout for the Scottish Parliament elections of 63 percent.
Turnout was 10 percent higher than on average for a Scottish Parliament election as Scots voted for the future of their country within the United Kingdom.
In the last parliamentary term the Greens and SNP formed a pro-independence majority, with the former supporting the minority government on key votes including the budget.
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