26 May 2014
NEAR MISS FOR EASTERN GREENS IN EURO ELECTION
This was a this massive disappointment for Rupert Read and for all of us in the Eastern Region.
However we overtook coalition partners the Lib-Dems.
Nationally the Green vote increased to a record breaking 1,244,475.
The Green Party is thrilled to have added an MEP in this election. Only two other political parties achieved this.
Our vote share in the UK declined very slightly, owing to larger numbers of people voting overall. Greens secured a 7.87% share of the vote, down (-0.75%). (Source BBC: 26th May, 11:30).
Fiona Radic said "We had hoped to grow our vote share, but maybe in the coming months, when we look back, we will realise that steady as she goes and simply hanging onto our voters in this election was a major achievement. Our voters have remained steady: they don't want the reality of climate or economic instability any more than they want the earthquake rhetoric. We can thank one of our opponents for helping us discard our "protest vote" image.
The Green Party has emerged from this election as different: as a party of substance, when it comes to policy and having something positive to contribute. We have never been an easy vote: we are sincere and maybe a little too earnest sometimes. We have very high expectations and ask a lot of our supporters and our voters. In a world of fakery, deceit and soundbite politics we are still here.
The UK now has five parties. We are one of those. The old Tweedle-dum duality has gone. Vote Green and help keep it that way."
Dr Read said: "I want to thank every single person who voted Green on May 22. You have contributed to a movement that is
growing, and will only continue to grow: for Green is the future, if there is to be a future at all.
"It is terrifying that a Party whose basis is victim-blaming and which denies the very reality of dangerous human-influenced climate chaos has done so well at these elections. I blame the tiny handful of multi-millionaires who bankroll that Party, and the national media for giving them bucketloads of coverage while ignoring the rise in the Green Party vote.
I hope that once people realise what that Party actually stands for they will turn away from it in disgust, and turn to the Green Party, which offers a positive alternative to the old, failed parties."
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26 May 2014
edited 28 May 2014