10 May 2018
If we had a fair voting system for local elections Greens would now have at least two councillors in Wandsworth and the Conservatives would have lost control of the borough. But even under the broken electoral system we are saddled with, Greens held their ground well in spite of huge efforts invested by the two main parties, who made the borough a target battleground for the 2018 elections. Wandsworth Greens’ overall vote share increased and the Green candidate got more votes than any of the Lib Dem candidates in 12 of our 20 wards.
Next door in Lambeth, Greens went from just one councillor to five and are now the official opposition. We also succeeded in getting our co-leader, Jonathan Bartley elected as councillor, a significant achievement given the importance the Green Party places on devolving power to local government. Meanwhile in neighbouring Richmond we have four Green councillors thanks in part to our ability to work with other parties for the common good.
Wandsworth Green Party would like to extend a big thank you to all our 2018 candidates who have played such an important role in keeping Green issues high on the agenda and also to those who have campaigned hard to get our messages heard both in this borough and across the boundary in Lambeth.
Petition For Genuinely Affordable Housing At Nine Elms
The development at Nine Elms was guaranteed to have affordable housing. Petition the council against going back on their promises of genuinely affordable homes. Sign the petition on 38 Degrees to be delivered to Wandsworth Council.
Halt The Network Rail Tree Felling Programme
Network Rail recently began cutting down trees on a massive scale. We call on the government to halt this tree felling programme until a comprehensive public consultation has been conducted, to include wildlife and environmental bodies. Sign the petition.