|Green Party Candidate Andrew Cooper speaking at a hustings meeting in Sheffield today|
Sunday, 27 April 2014
The Yougov poll out today shows a leap forward for the Greens for the European elections and among voters in the North. Greens are on 9% ahead of the Lib Dems on 7%. (1)
“The Green Party has now overtaken the Lib Dems in the North - as the recent poll shows for voters in the North on Europe,” said Andrew Cooper, the Lead Green Euro candidate for Yorkshire and the Humber.
“The Green Party vote is growing substantially now – something we can expect more of as the European vote is proportional.
“This is part of a trend - Greens regularly beat Lib Dems in local council elections and beat the Lib Dems into 4th place in the last London Mayoral Elections.
The Greens on 9% (for the North) puts them where they need to be to get one of the 6 MEP seats for the region. Adding in expected strong local campaigns in key cities, like Sheffield and Leeds, where they have sitting Councillors and active political parties on the ground, can be expected to boost Green support further.
The Poll was taken before the official Green Party Manifesto and European national launch tomorrow, as well as before the Party Election broadcasts have been aired.
“Once people see we have overtaken the Lib Dems more support is likely to come our way,” continued Cllr Cooper.
“Coverage is often geared to perceived support, so there should be an urgent review of media coverage of the campaign to reflect the change.
Green Party membership has grown over 12% since the start of the year and is expected to top 15,000 before the local and European elections on May 22nd.
“It's clear that the difference of our message is really hitting home.”
Cllr Andrew Cooper, Kirklees Council
Lead Green Euro candidate, Yorkshire and the Humber
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1. Original figures. See page 2 for North figures and Definite Voters.
2. Green Party European manifesto 2014
Saturday, 19 April 2014
|With Karen Allison Green Candidate for Newsome Ward|
Anyway here's Shakey with 'Green Door' . Point of historical interest is that the Welsh Elvis was a member of the Young Communist League in his youth http://www.artistfacts.com/detail.php?id=2782
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Sunday, 6 April 2014
I really enjoyed this debate hosted by Leeds University Energy Society. Must say I was impressed by the guy from the Fracking company. I didn't agree with him on the need for shale gas but he was a good advocate for his industry and didn't dispute the science on climate change or the need for renewables and investment in energy efficiency.
Obviously pleased the audience vote came out against fracking. It was a packed hall with over 300 people there. Good conversations afterwards with the other panel members in the bar.
Saturday, 5 April 2014
Today was Otley Green Fair, talking to folks in Otley Market, delivering a loaf of leaflets to York, meeting Shan Oakes (number 2 on the Green Euro list) and then off to Bridlington to drop more leaflets off for delivery. After that back to Huddersfield with Karen Allison with the next load of Newsome Ward leaflets to get out to deliverers. The Green Election machine is in gear!