FIRST GREEN MEP for WEST MIDLANDS

Herefordshire Green Party is absolutely delighted that Ellie Chowns has been elected as the first ever Green MEP for the West Midlands!

Ellie will therefore be stepping back from her roles as Cabinet Member and Leader of the Green Group on Herefordshire Council with immediate effect.  Ellie’s deputy Cllr Trish Marsh will take her place in both roles, as per arrangements already agreed with the Leader of the Council, the Cabinet, and the rest of the Green Group.  Ellie will continue to serve as the Ward Member for Bishops Frome and Cradley.

Ellie said ’The Green Party’s success in this European election shows that the people of the West Midlands want something new – a positive alternative to the broken politics of the past.  That’s also what Herefordshire voted for three weeks ago, when the Conservative stranglehold on local politics was broken.  I’m proud to have been part of negotiating the new cross-party administration in Herefordshire.  I know Trish will do a brilliant job as Leader of the Green Group and as Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications, and I’m grateful to her – and all my colleagues – for their support’.

Trish said ‘Ellie’s election as MEP follows on from fantastic Green success in the recent local elections.  Here in Herefordshire, we are delighted to have formed a cross-party administration together with the Herefordshire Independents Group and It’s Our County.  This kind of co-operation is the politics of the future.  I very much look forward to serving in the Cabinet and helping to build a better, fairer and greener Herefordshire’.

May 2019 County Council Elections – RESULTS

Here are the results for Green Party candidates standing in the County Council election.

We stood in 12 wards (out of 52) and received a total of 6652 votes out of 50543 across the County = 13.2%. We had the third highest vote share behind Conservatives who stood in every ward and Independents who stood in 25 wards.

Our targetting of wards was very effective. Measured by votes per ward contested, we were the most successful party:

  • Greens 554 votes per ward
  • Independents 503
  • It’s Our County 438
  • Conservatives 331
  • Lib Dem 264
  • Other 247
  • Labour 192
  • UKIP 137

The full results for all 52 wards are available as a pdf on the Herefordshire Council website here

TONI FAGAN, Birch – ELECTED with 64% of the vote

Election addressBirch ward map

ELLIE CHOWNS, Bishops Frome & Cradley – ELECTED with 79% of the vote

Election addressBishops Frome & Cradley ward map.

JEREMY MILLN, Hereford Central – ELECTED with 54% of the vote

Election address Central ward map

DIANA TOYNBEE, Hereford Greyfriars – ELECTED with 53% of the vote

Election address Greyfriars ward map

JENNY BARTLETT, Leominster East – ELECTED with 72% of the vote

Election address Leominster East ward map

TESSA SMITH WINNARD, Leominster North & Rural – SECOND with 36% of the vote

Election addressLeominster North ward map

TRISH MARSH, Leominster South – ELECTED with 73% of the vote

Election addressLeominster South ward map

FELICITY NORMAN, Leominster West – ELECTED with 73% of the vote

Election addressLeominster West ward map

MAGGIE SETTERFIELD, Llangarron – SECOND with 46% of the vote

Election addressLlangarron ward map

ROB PALGRAVE, Old Gore – SECOND with 42% of the vote

Election addressOld Gore ward map

REBECCA TULLY, Three Crosses – SECOND with 38% of the vote

Election addressThree Crosses ward map

CAROLE PROTHEROUGH, Wormside – SECOND with 39% of the vote

Election address Wormside ward map.