|Peterborough Green Party candidates|
Peterborough Green Party is celebrating its most successful results to date after the Party's 18 candidates polled 4,908 votes across 14 wards in last week's 2016 Peterborough City Council Elections. Almost 12% of people who voted in these wards cast a vote for a Green Party candidate.
"Our candidates polled ahead of Labour in three wards and ahead of the Liberal Democrats in five wards", says PGP Coordinator (and candidate for Werrington Ward) Roger Proudfoot.
"Our best results came in Orton Waterville and Orton Longueville. 23% of voters cast a vote for Julie Howell (Orton Waterville), while 19% of voters cast a vote for Alex Airey (Orton Longueville).
Green Party leader Natalie Bennett visited Werrington in Peterborough on the day of the election to lend her support, and later described the Green Party’s result in Peterborough as "Great foundations laid for the future".
"A different polling system, known as Proportional Representation (PR) would mean the apportioning of council seats would be allocated to reflect the share of the vote overall, which would be a clearer reflection of the electorate’s wishes.
"It is very clear that the Green Party in Peterborough stands for ideas and policies that a significant number local people want, from our campaign for 20mph speed limits in residential streets to our policies on the reduction of harmful littering. These results show that Peterborough is getting Greener all the time. Our party will continue to work with local people between elections to carry on our vital work that is making our city a cleaner, more sustainable and happier place for all residents."