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The Young Greens celebrate local election success with 12 young green councillors elected 

The Young Greens are celebrating a successful set of results in May 2nd’s local elections. The Green Party now has 42 young councillors across England and Wales, with 4 new councillors elected and 8 successfully defending their seats. 

 Young Green’s saw successful results across multiple council and mayoral elections, including 26-year-old Frank Adlington-Stringer, who, with over 50,000 votes, came third in the East Midlands mayoral elections, securing 11.3% of the vote share. Furthermore, Jack Vickers, the Young Green candidate for Pennsylvania ward on Exeter City Council, came second, consolidating The Greens position as the second party in Exeter. 

 Bristol saw a huge victory, including a gain of 10 extra seats and 5 Young Greens elected. These gains ensure that the Green Party remains the biggest party on Bristol City Council, with 34 councillors.

 Young Green election officers Kelsey Trevett and Dan Kittmer said: 

“We’re absolutely delighted that, yet again, so many incredible Young Greens have been elected to councils across England. Of all the Green councillors elected on Thursday, 1 in every 15 was a Young Green—a massively higher proportion of young people elected than any other party. Our Young Green Councillors will be fantastic representatives for their communities, standing up for renters, advocating for real affordable and social housing, and fighting for joined-up public transport. Young Green Councillors have already secured free period products in public buildings in Oxford, committed Norwich City Council to supporting Trans and Nonbinary people, and organised in solidarity with the Palestinian community in Lancaster. We’ll all be looking forward to seeing what our newly-elected Young Greens go on to do in office.”

Results

The new Young Green councillors elected are:

Kemal Cufoglu, Colchester Borough Council

Toby Bolton, Norwich City Council

Ashleigh Davies, Cheltenham Borough Council

Izzy Russell, Bristol City Council

Cam Hayward, Bristol City Council

Abi Finch, Bristol City Council

Grace Couch, Maidstone Borough Council

Alex Powell, Oxford City Council 

The Young Green councillors who held their seats are:

 Lauren McLay, Plymouth City Council

Patrick McAllister, Bristol City Council

James Crawford, Bristol City Council

Tor Pingree, Worcester City Council

Thank you to every voter and campaigner who helped get  Young Greens elected. Our councillors will work tirelessly for a fairer, greener community in England and Wales.

You can find all your Young Green Councillors here!


Wherever young people’s lives may take them, the Young Greens are there to represent and advocate for their needs, views and wants, championing the rights of students and young people aged up to 30 across England and Wales.

To get involved with the Young Greens on your campus or meet other Young Greens in your local area, visit our Groups page to find out more.