North Lancs Green Party will be aiming to stand candidates in every ward in 2023, when all seats on Lancaster City Council & Wyre Borough Council are up for election.
In July 2022, the Green Party gained 3 Councillors, Councillors Kevin Frea, Faye Penny, and Alistair Sinclair, who left the Eco-Socialist Independants Group and joined the Green Party, taking the Green and Independant group to 14 Councillors.
Sally Maddox won the by-election in Ellel Ward in May 2022 taking Green Councillors to 11, and the 2nd largest group on the Council.
Jack Lenox won the by-election in Bulk Ward in May 2021, replacing Green Councillor Lucie Carrington who had stood down.
Green candidates in four other by-elections to Lancaster City Council in November/December 2021 were:
Gina Dowding retained her seat on the County Council in Lancaster Central.
Jamie Melly got a good second place in Lancaster East.
Hamish Mills got a good second place in Lancaster South East.
Nationally, the Green Party stood 500 candidates (out of 650) in the General Election - up from 453 in 2017. In North Lancashire and Fylde there were Green candidates in all 4 constituencies, and they all secured an increase in Green votes. (Full Results here)
North Lancashire Green Party contested over half the seats in the Lancaster City Council elections on 2 May 2019. We targeted 4 wards in Lancaster – and they all turned Green, electing 10 City Councillors (out of a total of 60). Lancaster was the third biggest group of Green Councillors in England. The elections gave no overall control to any political party. As a result, Greens, Labour, Eco-Socialist Independents and the Liberal Democrats agreed to work together, with Greens receiving 4 out of the 10 posts on the Cabinet running the Council.
We also contested 6 seats in the Wyre Borough Council elections on the same day.
The Green wave swept over the North West later that month, when Gina Dowding was elected the first Green MEP in the European Union elections. She won one of the 8 available seats with 12.5% of the regional vote overall – and 20% of the vote in Lancaster.
FORMER MEP FOR THE NORTH WEST
LANCASTER CITY COUNCIL
Bulk ward (3 seats)
Castle ward (2 seats)
Marsh ward (2 seats)
Scotforth West ward (3 seats)
For more information on current and past councilllors and election candidates, please see our People page.
To donate to support our candidates in this election please see our Fundraising page.
For more information about supporting North Lancashire Green Party throughout the year, please see our Get Involved page.