EU Election Results 2019
Yes to Europe. No to Climate change
Greens more than double number of MEPs in spectacular European election result
- Voters show huge support for message of ‘yes to Europe, no to climate change’
- First Brussels reps elected in Eastern, North West, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber
- Vote share grows massively as Greens re-elected in South East, London and South West
- Over 2 million Green votes cast across the UK, the highest number for thirty years
The Green Party is celebrating a spectacular election result that has seen its number of members of the European parliament in England double, rising from three to seven.
The first Brussels Green Party representatives were elected in the Eastern, North West, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber regions. Greens seats were retained in London, the South East and the South West, where MEP Molly Scott Cato was re-elected.
The party finished fourth in the total vote, above the Conservative Party, the first time the Greens have beaten the Tories in a national election.
Sian Berry, co-leader of the Green Party, said: “Following on from our spectacular local election results where we more than doubled our representation, tonight’s result is proof of the size and power of the Green Wave that is sweeping across the country.
“Our message of ‘yes to Europe, no to climate change’ clearly resonated strongly with voters, many of whom will have been casting their vote for our party for the first time.
“We topped the poll in Bristol, Norwich and Brighton and Hove, and scored brilliant seconds in Sheffield, Cambridge, Oxford, Exeter, the Forest of Dean and Stroud.
“We’ll be sending a wonderful team of people to Brussels who’ll be working for the transformation of our society so that it delivers the promise of a social Europe, one that cares for and supports its people, while living within the physical limits of our one fragile planet.”
Sian added: “There is clear evidence from this of strong support for the UK remaining in the European Union, but also for tackling the causes of Brexit – the massive damage done to so many communities by austerity, tax-dodging and diminution of workers’ rights.”
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Our first win came with Catherine Rowett elected as our first ever Green MEP for the East of England region, beating Labour and the Conservatives.
London came next with a big improvement in the Green vote share seeing Scott Ainslie replace Jean Lambert, our longstanding MEP of 20 years in the capital.
Then a phenomenal win in the West Midlands with Ellie Chowns elected as the first ever Green MEP there. The region that has led the Green Party's local election progress in recent years has found its just reward today.
Then came the brilliant gain for Magid Magid, former Lord Mayor of Sheffield, winning the 5th of the 6 seats in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
Molly Scott-Cato was re-elected with a beyond impressive 18% of the vote in the South West region, not far behind the Lib Dems. Greens in the South West secured more than double the Conservative vote share and not far off three times Labour's vote.
Alexandra Phillips has held our Green MEP seat in the South East region, taking over from Keith Taylor. Greens beat both the Conservatives and Labour by a very clear margin.
And our final win came with longstanding activist and Councillor, Gina Dowding, becoming our first MEP in the North West of England.
Here’s a reminder of the positive campaign over the past few weeks: