Saturday, May 06, 2006

Local Election Results

The Green Party stood a total of 19 candidates in 17 wards in Croydon.

These are Croydon Green Party's best ever borough council results.

In party terms we have moved from contesting 4th place with UKIP to getting double the UKIP vote and running neck and neck with the Lib Dems.

Addiscombe
- 850 votes - third place - 16.6%
Ashburton - 628 votes - third place - 12.7%
Bensham Manor - 531 votes - third place - 15.1%
Coulsdon West - 429 votes - fourth place - 9.6%
Croham - 569 votes - fourth place - 12.0%
Fairfield - 629 votes - fourth place - 13.8%
Kenley - 729 votes - (joint) second place - 16.5%
Norbury - 511 votes - fourth place - 10.0%
Purley - 599 votes - (joint) third - 12.5%
Selhurst - 588 votes - third place - 16.3%
Shirley - 590 votes - fifth place - 9.6% (independent was 2nd)
South Norwood - 717 votes - third place - 15.9%
Thornton Heath - 408 votes - fourth place - 11.8%
Upper Norwood - 729, 732 & 527 votes - third place - 16.7%
Waddon - 485 votes - third place - 9.2%
West Thornton - 539 votes - fourth place - 14.8%
Woodside - 581 votes - fourth place 14.3%

All positions are the party positions, all contested wards had 3 seats up for election.

2 comments:

matcroydon said...

You did have a good election and are a credible force in Croydon now. But I think you face a dilemma. You fared no better where you did a lot of work than in the places where you didn't. I think that means that many of your supporters were going to vote Green regardless of your campaign, or anyone else's, but you're not converting any more through campaigning. The Lib Dems' frankly awful result shows that concentrating in one patch does you no good in the long-term if you don't win. And perhaps your vote will return to its original homes.

So you'll have to decide if you're going to put all your resources doorstepping in one area, or go with borough-wide, media-based campaigns. Well done all the same...

Mike Armstrong said...

Thanks Mat

I've just had a note from Bristol where they gained a council seat, and the overal Green vote in Croydon is far higher than Bristol, possibly double.

The seat they won was gained by an individual who has forged a long term relationship with the local community, not just campaigning.

The Lib Dems possibly lost because of Pat Knight. The electorate are fussy about people changing parties....

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