Diana Toynbee will be one of the speakers
7.30pm. At the Skittle Alley, above the Brewery Room, The Barrels, 69 St Owens Street, Hereford, HR1 2JQ
All welcome – please let us know if you want to see the agenda
7.30pm Upper Room Brewery Inn, Bye St, Ledbury, HR8 2AG
Green drinks and more. All welcome.
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’.
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
ELLIE CHOWNS, Bishops Frome & Cradley – ELECTED with 79% of the vote
JEREMY MILLN, Hereford Central – ELECTED with 54% of the vote
DIANA TOYNBEE, Hereford Greyfriars – ELECTED with 53% of the vote
JENNY BARTLETT, Leominster East – ELECTED with 72% of the vote
TESSA SMITH WINNARD, Leominster North & Rural – SECOND with 36% of the vote
TRISH MARSH, Leominster South – ELECTED with 73% of the vote
FELICITY NORMAN, Leominster West – ELECTED with 73% of the vote
MAGGIE SETTERFIELD, Llangarron – SECOND with 46% of the vote
ROB PALGRAVE, Old Gore – SECOND with 42% of the vote
REBECCA TULLY, Three Crosses – SECOND with 38% of the vote
CAROLE PROTHEROUGH, Wormside – SECOND with 39% of the vote
As part of the 20th Anniversary of the Millichap Peace Fund Lectures.
The Meeting House, King St., Hereford
7 for 7.30pm. ALL WELCOME
7.30pm in the Skittle Alley, The Barrels, St Owen Street Hereford. Please let us know if you want to see the agenda.
A Green Party petition is now online here . Please sign and share.
Secondly, an Early Day Motion on climate emergency has been tabled by Caroline Lucas. At the time of writing, 50 MPs have signed EDM2177 which says:
That this House notes the stark warning from the world’s scientific community that there are just 12 years left to prevent 1.5 degrees warming; further notes that warming beyond 1.5 degrees represents a threat to the future of humanity, and that even warming limited to that level will wreak havoc upon the livelihoods of countless people across the world; acknowledges that the world is now experiencing a climate emergency and that an urgent and rapid global response is now necessary; welcomes the fact that solutions to the climate crisis are widely available including renewable technology, sustainable transport options and zero-carbon buildings; supports the decisions by more than 40 local authorities to pass motions declaring a climate emergency and setting net zero carbon emissions targets for their local areas; and calls on the Government to declare a climate emergency and to release the necessary funding, including to local authorities, to enact a green new deal that would rapidly decarbonise the entire UK economy.
Please write/email your MP asking them to sign the EDM:
Jesse Norman firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Wiggin email@example.com