Green Party (England and Wales)

It's Not Easy Being Green

Why aren't The Greens more popular?
If the future of politics must include tackling climate change, it holds that the future should be bright for the Greens. In parts of Europe, their influence is growing.  In Germany the Green Party is enjoying unprecedented support.  But in the UK there’s only ever been one Green MP and the party won just 2.7 per cent of the vote in last year's election.  In this edition of Analysis, Rosie Campbell, Professor of Politics and Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at Kings College London,  goes in search of the Green vote.  Who are they?  If the Parliamentary path is blocked due to the voting system, how do they make an impact?  And can they persuade more people not only to vote Green but also to become “Greener”?

Producer: Jim Frank
Editor: Jasper Corbett

Green mayoral candidate launches campaign

Susana Mendonca

BBC Radio London Political Reporter

Exeter Lib Dems and Green party team up for next election

Rebecca Thorn

BBC News Online

Party members stood outside court
Progressive Group

The two parties have agreed to work together to form the official opposition in Exeter City Council's 2020 election.

The agreement means only a Green or a Lib Dem candidate will stand against the opposing candidates in each Exeter ward for the election on 7 May 2020.

It follows a collaboration between the two parties over the last year, operating under the 'progressive group' banner, along with the independent councillor Jemima Moore.

The council is currently made up of 29 Labour councillors, six Conservatives, two Liberal Democrats, one Green Party member, and one Independent.

The Progressive Group said the collaboration would ensure "the range of views in our community are fairly represented on the council."

Where will they stand?

Lib Dems:

  • Duryard & St James,
  • Newtown & St Leonards,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Pinhoe
  • St Loyes
  • St Thomas
  • Topsham

The Green Party:

  • Alphington
  • Exwick
  • Heavitree
  • Mincinglake & Whipton
  • Priory
  • St Davids

'What happened to joined-up thinking?'

Green Party co-leader tweets