Green Party claims 'surge' from Liberal Democrat voters
9 September 2011 Last updated at 14:14 BST
A green councillor in Brighton and Hove claims the city has been worse hit in the government cuts than other areas as it puts up council tax by 3.5%.
Jason Kitcat was challenged on how the party's minority control was changing the council.
And he claimed disaffected Liberal Democrat voters have been turning to the Greens in some areas of the country, as the party starts its annual conference in Sheffield.