Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Greens beating LibDems in London

The latest IpsosMORI poll puts the Green Party on 11% in London, 4 points ahead of the Liberal Democrats. There's been a big swing from from Labour and Liberal Democrats

The poll demonstrates a huge rise in support for the Greens in London since 2010 and cements our position as the third biggest party in the capital following our strong performance in the 2012 Mayoral and London Assembly elections.

This follows from the membership surge of 2014/15. We now have 11,000 members in London. We are contesting all the London seats and half our candidates are women.

According to my fellow candidate Tom Chance, Co-Chair of the London Green Party:

“Of course this is exactly the news we want to be hearing just before the election but it reflects the feeling we’ve been getting on the ground throughout this campaign when our members have been out and about meeting voters. People are feeling let-down by politics in Britain and they’re hungry for an alternative to the austerity message being served-up on a daily basis by the “established” parties.

What is so exciting is that here in London we already have a great basis from which to deliver that change for voters. We finished third in the last Mayoral election. We have two assembly members, an MEP, and four councillors. This is giving us the base we need to build our influence and our presence. Voters can go out to the polls on May 7th knowing that by voting Green, they’re contributing to a rapidly growing movement in London. We really are on the verge of making history.”

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