Ellie outside Parliament - let's put her in it!

ELLIE wins Bishop’s Frome & Cradley by-election

A remarkable result, representing a 14% swing from the Conservatives who had held the seat in 2015 in a two way contest.

Ellie Chowns, Green Party: 471
Conservative: 299
Lib Dem: 251
Labour: 19

Herefordshire now has FOUR Green County councillors.


Caroline Lucas tweeted: Absolutely brilliant news! Huge congratulations to the wonderful Ellie Chowns who will make a fantastic Green councillor.
Jonathan Bartley: Fantastic result!



Natalie Bennett: Something to celebrate.




 Hereford Times coverage mentioned the support given by It’s Our County : The Greens gained a bonus in this month’s by-election when the It’s Our County party publicly came out in support of Dr Chowns and joined her campaign. “I would like to thank IOC for backing me – like-minded campaigners should work together whenever they can,” she said.

The Canary, reporting on Ellie’s victory said, amid the political shake up the Conservative Party suffered a major upset.”

Political Scrapbook said, “Theresa May will be turning green quicker than her party’s council seats this morning as she hears the news of another by-election defeat.

The Tories last night lost their 16th council by-election defence since June’s general election in particularly embarrassing circumstances.

The latest capitulation came in the Bishops Frome and Cradley ward of the North Herefordshire constituency”

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