Elections in the Region

County Council Elections 2013 

Green candidates stood in most of the shire counties in the region, which had their 4-yearly elections on 2nd May 2013. 


- Kent

Win first County seat

HYTHE (Shepway District). Martin Whybrow has won our first ever Kent County seat here. GREEN 1,659, Con 1,346, UKIP 1,100, Lab 418. LD 248.

- Surrey

(significant boundary changes)

Win first County seat

REDHILL EAST. Jonathan Essex and team capitalise on 3 Borough wins on nearly the same boundary to trounce the Tories with GREEN 1,457 (50%), Con 645, UKIP 379, Lab 345, LD 103. (2009 – Redhill: Con 1,761, GREEN 1,591, LD 497, LD 486).

REDHILL WEST AND MEADVALE. A promising second position. Division not previously targeted. Con 995, GREEN Sarah Finch 700, UKIP 633, LD 587, Lab 364.

- Oxfordshire

(significant boundary changes.)

UNIVERSITY PARKS. GAIN. Sam Coates beat Labour by 166

IFFLEY FIELDS AND ST. MARYS. HOLD. David Williams re-elected with a 77 vote majority.

ST. CLEMENT’S AND COWLEY MARSH. LOSS. Elise Benjamin lost out by 27 votes. Lab 751. GREEN 724, LD 162. Con 106, UKIP 98, Ind 10.

- Hampshire

TOTTON NORTH. LOSS to UKIP. Alan Weeks, who came across from the Lib Dems 2 years ago, was narrowly defeated. UKIP 1026, Con 1015, GREEN 908, LD 597, Lab 204.

Hence we lost representation on the Council

See also the websites of many of the Local Green Parties across the region - you can find a clickable list at the bottom of our home page.

General Election 2010 

The South East region saw a historic Green breakthrough with our first ever MP being elected to Parliament in Westminster. Thanks to it's unfair electoral system, the UK was the last country in Europe to elect Greens to Parliament. Caroline Lucas won Brighton Pavilion with 31.3% of the votes, a 9.4% increase since the 2005 election.