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General Election 2010

The good news is that Caroline Lucas is now MP for Brighton Pavillion, the first Green MP!!!

Unfortunately, here and elsewhere, we didn't do quite as well - suffering from the squeeze of the big two parties.

 

The results for the 6 May 2010 parliamentary election are as follows

Batley and Spen
Party Candidate name Votes
LAB Labour Mike Wood 21,565 Held
CON Conservative Janice Small 17,159
LIBDEM Liberal Democrat Neil Bentley 8,095
BNP British National Party David Exley 3,685
GRN Green Matt Blakeley 605
 
Total votes:   51,109
Turnout:   66.8%
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Colne Valley
Party Candidate name Votes
CON Conservative Jason McCartney 20,440 Gain
LIBDEM Liberal Democrat Nicola Turner 15,603
LAB Labour Debbie Abrahams 14,589
BNP British National Party Barry Fowler 1,893
UKIP UK Independence Party Melanie Roberts 1,163
GRN Green Chas Ball 867
TUSK Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Jackie Grunsell 741
 
Total votes:   55,296
Turnout:   69.4%
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Dewsbury
Party Candidate name Votes
CON Conservative Simon Reevell 18,898 Gain
LAB Labour Shahid Malik 17,372
LIBDEM Liberal Democrat Andrew Hutchinson 9,150
IND Independent Khizar Iqbal 3,813
BNP British National Party Roger Roberts 3,265
GRN Green Adrian Cruden 849
ED English Democrat Michael Felse 661
 
Total votes:   54,008
Turnout:   68.7%
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Huddersfield
Party Candidate name Votes
LAB Labour Barry Sheerman 15,725 Held
CON Conservative Karen Tweed 11,253
LIBDEM Liberal Democrat James Blanchard 10,023
GRN Green Andrew Cooper 1,641
BNP British National Party Rachel Firth 1,563
TUSC Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition Paul Cooney 319
 
Total votes:   40,724
Turnout:   62%

 

Kirklees Local Elections 2010

A full list of candidates for Kirklees Council local elections will be announced in late March. Election day is Thursday 6th May.

Euro Elections

Nearly 9% voted Green in Yorkshire & the Humber

In Yorkshire and the Humber, the Green vote went up from 6% to 9% - narrowly missing out to the first BNP MEP. Ironically, the BNP's new MEP lives in Harrogate, a borough where the BNP polled only 1,887 votes compared with the Green Party's 3,845. In Kirklees the Green Party vote was 9.61% a 46% increase on 2004.

The North West Greens very narrowly missed winning a seat where the BNP leader was elected. Highlights of the Green vote in the North West included Manchester, where the Greens finished in third place, on 13.6%, ahead of the Conservatives. Ironically, while the Green vote was up from 6% to 8%, the BNP vote actually fell numerically compared with 2004.

In Eastern region, where the Green vote increased from 6% in 2004 to 9%, Rupert Read narrowly missed being elected. In Norwich, the Greens came a comfortable first throughout the city, on 25% - good news ahead of the general election, when Green Party deputy leader Adrian Ramsay will contest the Norwich South target seat.

The constituencies where the Green vote was closest to securing a seat included, Eastern region, Scotland, North West and Yorkshire & the Humber

National Vote up 44%

In the European elections, the Green Party's vote in England & Wales increased by about 44% compared with 2004 - yet the Greens still returned only 2 MEPs.

But the party's results show considerable promise for the coming general election, with the Greens having defeated all comers in the parliamentary constituencies which will be contested by the party's leader and deputy leader.

Party leader Caroline Lucas was re-elected comfortably, with the South East Green Party vote up by half, from 8% to 12%, finishing ahead of Labour. Dr Lucas's bid for election to the Westminster Parliament received a huge boost from a vote of 33.7% in Brighton and Hove. The Greens came first in Brighton and Hove, almost 6,000 votes ahead of the Conservatives, and with more than double Labour's vote across three parliamentary constituencies. Caroline Lucas will be contesting the Brighton Pavilion seat in the general election.

Jean Lambert successfully defended her London seat, overtaking UKIP. In Lewisham, the Greens polled 22%, close behind Labour on 25%. This looks promising for the Lewisham Deptford target constituency in the general election, a seat to be contested by Darren Johnson AM, the current chair of the London Assembly.

The European Green Group will be much stronger after this election with over 50 seats. The French Greens, for example, have gained 8 seats, more than doubling their representation to 14 seats.

European Election Results 2009

 
A full results analysis is outlined below. Our result holds up well in Yortkshire & the Humber and is on a par with the target regions. The regional strength in town and city councillor groups again shows through.

Election Results analysis

Yorkshire & the Humber by electoral area by percentage :

2009

2004

% increase

York

13.76

9.19

50%

Sheffield

11.43

7.37

55%

Craven

10.47

7.39

42%

Calderdale

9.82

6.33

55%

Kirklees

9.61

6.59

46%

Leeds

9.44

6.42

47%

Richmondshire

9.14

4.71

94%

Scarborough

9.05

6.59

37%

Ryedale

8.92

6.19

44%

Bradford

8.81

5.57

58%

Harrogate

8.38

5.3

58%

East Riding of Yorkshire

7.97

4.58

74%

Kingston Upon Hull

7.74

4.62

68%

Hambleton

7.54

5.44

39%

Selby

6.49

4.76

36%

Wakefield

6.24

4.57

37%

North Lincolnshire

6.24

4.14

51%

Barnsley

6.18

4.39

41%

North East Lincolnshire

5.99

4.44

35%

Rotherham

5.26

4.22

25%

Doncaster

5.18

4.45

16%

Overall

8.52

6.2

40%

National results by region :

2009

% increase

MEPs

South East

11.6

3.8

Caroline Lucas

London

10.9

2.5

Jean Lambert

South West

9.3

2.1

Eastern

8.8

3.2

Yorkshire & the Humber

8.5

2.8

North West

7.7

2.1

East Midlands

6.8

1.4

West Midlands

6.2

1.1

North East

5.8

1

Wales

5.6

2

Total

8.7

2.5

 

Greens Success in Kirklees Local Elections 2008

Cllr Andrew Cooper re-elected

Kirklees Green Party fielded candidates in 21 of the 23 Kirklees wards on 1st May 2008. In Newsome ward Andrew Cooper (photo below), leader of the Green Group on Kirklees Council, was re-elected with a majority of over one thousand votes. He has now successfully won the election in Newsome Ward on four occasions.

In Kirkburton, Michelle Atkinson mounted a strong challenge to the Conservatives and acheived over 1800 votes on her first Kirklees election putting the Green Party in a good position to win the next Kirkburton seat in 2010.

There will be 4 Green councillors on Kirklees Council, on which no party has an overall majority. The new council will consist of 22 Conservatives, 21 Labour, 19 Liberal Democrat, 4 Green and 3 Others.

June 2008 - see results

Watch the Green Party Local Elections Webcast for the 2008 Elections

If you want to see what a difference the Greens make to Kirklees Council you can now watch a Local Election webcast on YouTube. It features Green councillors and Michelle Atkinson, candidate for Kirkburton in the May local election.

This election broadcast is a first for Kirklees Greens in communicating to the electorate the value of electing Green councillors. To view it on YouTube you can click on the link above.

Click here to watch the Webcast

Kirklees Council By-Election 10 July 2008

Labour retained this seat and now have one of the three councillors for the ward and the Liberal Democrats have the other two. In this by-election, the Green vote was squeezed in a closely fought campaign between Labour and the Lib Dems.

Election results for Dalton 2008

LAB

Labour

McBride, Peter

1397

40.5%
LIBDEM
Liberal Democrat Munro, Alison Louise
1155
33.5%
CON
Conservative Leonard, Martin James
605
17.5%

BNP

British National Party

Wright, Jonathan
157
4.5%

GREEN

Green Party

Hargreaves, David

103

3%

IND

Independent

Walder, Colin Anthony

34

1%

Total Votes

3451

 
Majority
242
 

Turnout

27.49%
 

 

Kirklees Elections

 

Kirklees Greens launch 2008 Local Election Manifesto

The 2008 Local Election Manifesto was published by Kirklees Green Party on 16 April 2008. The Manifesto contains background on the success of the Green Group in the past year and highlights area of Green Party local campaigning. There also pledges for the coming year. It covers Economy, Energy, Education, Health, Housing, Local Food, Transport, Waste as well as the Work of Kirklees Council.

Kirklees Green Party Manifesto 2008

Kirklees Local Elections 2008

Results of the 21 Kirklees Green Party candidates fighting the local elections on May 1st were announced on May 2nd.

In Newsome ward Andrew Cooper was defending his seat previously won in 2004. The 2008 result was;

Newsome
Party Candidate name Votes
GRN Green Cooper Andrew 1942 Held
LAB Labour Goodison Margaret Jean 916
CON Conservative Thomas Janice 645
BNP British National Party Exley Andrew Stuart 384
LIBDEM Liberal Democrat Greaves Zoe Helen 256
 
Total votes:   4143
Turnout:   32%

In Kirkburton ward, Michelle Atkinson mounted a strong challenge to the Conservatives securing over 1800 votes on her first attempt to win the seat.

Kirkburton
Party Candidate name Votes
CON Conservative Murphy Adrian 2430 Held
GRN Green Atkinson Michelle 1805
LAB Labour Greetham Mike 487
EDEM English Democrats Purkiss James Ivan 193
LIBDEM Liberal Democrat Edinburgh Gerald 191
 
Total votes:   5106
Turnout:   40%

 

The full results are available on www.kirklees.gov.uk

The full list of Green Party Candidates (alphabetical by ward) was:

Green Party Candidates, Kirklees Elections 2008

Almondbury
David Hargreaves
Ashbrow
John Phillips
Batley East
Brenda Smithson
Batley West
Julian Flynn
Birstall and Birkenshaw
Clive Lord
Cleckheaton
Janice Cronin
Colne Valley
Lesley Hedges
Crosland Moor and Netherton
Chas Ball
Dalton
Sharon Fallows
Denby Dale
Andrew Stimson
Dewsbury East
No candidate
Dewsbury South
Gill Jolly
Dewsbury West
Peter Cunnington
Golcar
Dan Greenwood
Greenhead
Paul Cooney
Heckmondwike
No candidate
Holme Valley North
Claire Plunkett
Holme Valley South
Simon Anscombe
Kirkburton
Michelle Atkinson
Lindley
Richard Plunkett
Liversedge and Gomersal
Gill Redshaw
Mirfield
Brian Strudwick
Newsome
Andrew Cooper

 

Quick Find - click on the links below to get the information you want faster:

Kirklees Green Party Manifesto 2008

Kirklees Election Results 2007

Kirklees Parish Election Results 2007

Kirklees Election Results 2006

Kirklees Election Results 2004

 

Kirklees Greens make major breakthrough in 2007

 

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Kirklees Elections 2007

Kirklees Green Party made a major breakthrough in the local elections
on 3rd May by wnning their 4th Councillor in Kirklees. Derek Hardcastle
won the Kirkburton Ward for the first time with a strong 453 majority
convicingly beating the sitting Conservative Councillor . This result
has been a long time coming with Derek missing victory in the previous 3
elections by less than a 100 votes. To add to the tally of Green wins in
Kirkburton the Green Party won 11 seats on Kirkburton Parish Council to
become the largest party on the Parish.

In the Green's Stronghold of Newsome Councillor Julie Stewart-Turner was
returned with a whopping 1000+ majority. Labour put out a scurrilous
leaflet  telling straightforward lies about Green Party action in
Newsome and taking credit for Green Party initiatives that they had
absoloutely nothing to do with. We have now won every election Newsome
since 1996.

Kirklees is now run by a minority Conservative Administration which was
elected with support from Lib Dem and Green Party Councillors,

"This decision was not taken lightly" said Councillor Andrew Cooper,"
We have gained significant concessions which will include unprecedented
financial support to enable  over a thousand householders to install
renewable energy in their homes. This arrangement is for 1 year only and
any further support will depend on delivery of Green Party policy
objectives. A deal with Labour was not an option due to the
untrustworthiness of their Leader."

There was a wide e-debate among the Kirklees Green Party membership
prior to the Annual Council Meeting where the majority of members backed
the Green Councillors approach.

 

Election results for Kirkburton 2007

GREEN

Green Party

Derek Hardcastle

2219

Elected

CON
Conservative Mark Hemingway
1766
 

LAB

Labour

Mike Greetham
570
 

BNP

British National Party

Christine Thompson
295
 
LIBDEM
Liberal Democrat Gerald Edinburgh
163
 

ED

English Democrat

Ivan Purkiss

96

 

Total Votes

5109

 
Majority
453
 

Turnout

41.3%

 

 

Election results for Newsome 2007

GREEN

Green Party

Julie Stewart-Turner

2083

Elected

LAB

Labour

Jamil Akhtar

1035

 

CON

Conservative

Neil Drake
541
 

LIBDEM

Liberal Democrat

David Wainwright

296

 

Total Votes

3955

 
Majority
1048
 

Turnout

30.9%

 


Kirklees Parish Elections 2007:

Your new Green Party Parish Councillors

 

KIRKBURTON PARISH GREEN PARTY COUNCILLORS ELECTED
Thurstonland and Farnley Tyas Robert Barraclough and Andrew Cooper
Lepton and Whitley Upper Adrian Cruden
Kirkburton Derek Hardcastle*, Howard Seymour, John Heward, Geoff Hickey, Brian Moreton
Lepton Richard Burton*, Peter Cunnington*, and Sharon Dunford elected
   
DENBY DALE PARISH  
Skelmanthorpe Andy Stimson (unopposed)
   
HOLME VALLEY PARISH  
Brockholes Ward Les Bailey

* denotes defending councillor

Kirklees Parish Election Results 2007 in full

 

Local Elections 2010

The next Local Elections will be held in May 2010. Kirklees Green Party value the growing support we are receiving. Local councillors are your representatives, use us to ensure your views and voice make a positive difference to the communities you live in.

 

Voting in 2010

Voting in the 2008 Local Elections will be at Polling Stations though you will be able to vote by post, or proxy, if you register to do so. For a postal vote contact Kirklees Electoral Services:Tel: 01484 222400 or by email: electoral.registration@kirklees.gov.

 

Want to vote for a Greener Kirklees in 2010 then please check that you are registered to vote by contacting the Electoral Services: Tel: 01484 222400 or by email: electoral.registration@kirklees.gov.

 

To qualify to vote in May 2010 you must be registered with Kirklees Council Electoral Services Office by March 2010 at the latest. Click to download a PDF of the Electoral Registration Form from the Council's website.

 

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