Highgate ignores Boris bandwagon and votes green again

Amidst all the coverage of the Conservative election gains, it should not be forgotten that there was a by-election for a seat on Camden Council on the same day, triggered by the resignation of a Conservative councillor. With a record turnout for this wa

Amidst all the coverage of the Conservative election gains, it should not be forgotten that there was a by-election for a seat on Camden Council on the same day, triggered by the resignation of a Conservative councillor.

With a record turnout for this ward of 56 per cent, the voters of Highgate ignored the 'Boris bandwaggon' and instead elected the Green Party candidate, local resident Alex Goodman.

This is both a recognition of the quality of the candidate and his clear vision for the future of the area, and a welcome endorsement by the voters of Highgate of the good work done by the two, existing Green Party councillors.

The Green Party understands it is a privilege to receive any vote, and would particularly like to thank all those who gave us their support.


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I am confident that Alex will be an excellent local councillor, and that having three Green Party councillors on the council will allow us to argue and work more effectively for a better, greener community.

On behalf of the London Green Party I would also like to thank the large numbers of people who voted Green in the Assembly List and for Miranda Dunn in the Camden and Barnet constituency or supported our Mayoral candidate.

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More than 43,000 extra people voted Green in the Assembly List compared with 2004. This strong support ensured that our two hard-working and effective Assembly members, Jenny Jones and Darren Johnson, retained their seats. In the election for London Mayor, the Green Party candidate, Kentish Town-based Sian Berry, received either a first or second preference from 16.65 per cent of voters - one person in every six who voted across London.

The shows the Green Party is not only thriving in Camden, but also clearly established as the fourth party in London as a whole, closing fast on the Liberal Democrats as the third party.

Edward Milford

Coordinator, Camden Green Party

Duke's Head Yard, London N6

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