London elections 2012
Thank you for voting Green
On 3rd May 2012, residents went to the polls to vote for the Mayor of London and the London Assembly. The Green Party did better than ever before, taking third position in the Mayoral and Assembly elections, with the North East constituency (Islington, Hackney and Waltham Forest) registering more Green votes than anywhere else in London.
For the first time ever the Green Party has overtaken the Liberal Democrats as the third most popular party in Islington, Hackney and Waltham Forest.
• The Green Party outpolled the Liberal Democrats on the party list in the North East constituency by over 14,000 votes
• Greens outpolled Liberal Democrats for the first time in first-past-the-post constituency vote
• Islington, Hackney and Waltham Forest chose Green mayoral candidate Jenny Jones over the Lib Dem’s Brian Paddick in both first and second preference votes
Caroline Allen, the Green Party’s London Assembly candidate for North East constituency said: “We are hugely grateful to everyone who voted for the Green Party in Islington, Hackney and Waltham Forest. This is our best result ever, and shows that the party’s upward momentum is continuing.
“The Green Party has now established itself in Islington, Hackney and Waltham Forest and across London as the third party.“
“With these votes comes the responsibility to continue campaigning on the issues that are important to local residents, from protecting people's health and wellbeing to fighting for a more equal Islington. We look forward to continuing to work with the people of Hackney to achieve this.”