Elections

Stroud District Council Election Results, May 2016

On May 5th 2016 there were elections for Stroud District Council, covering all 27 wards.  Stroud Green Party now has eight Green councillors, winning three new seats; but unfortunately losing one (Central ward) by a whisker.Catherine Braun with Wotton Lib Dems at the count Overall this is our best ever result, polling over 11,000 votes, with three new councillors across the district: one in Uley, another in Nailsworth and third in Wotton Under Edge. Many thanks to all the hard work of our campaigners, leafleting and canvassing over the last 4 weeks. With no one party having a majority, our eight councillors are likely to play a crucial role in the running of the council over the next 4 years.

Photo (right): Catherine Braun is announced as our new councillor for Wotton Under Edge

Here are the results in full:

Ward Turnout % Green Lab. Cons. LibDem UKIP Other Result
Amberly / Woochester  47  138  297  366       Cons
Berkley Vale  44  227  951  1279  317     Cons
       672  1050  234     Cons
       646  1172  370     Cons
Bisley with Lypiatt  49  280  105  515       Cons
Cainscross  36  498  924  405  297    348 Lab
       903  487       Lab
       775  405       Lab
Cam East  40  175  742  546       Lab
       533  707       Cons
Cam West  39  153  566  487       Lab
       517  518       Cons
Chalford  42  810  799  927    353   Cons
       738  930       Cons
         905       Cons
Central  43  268  275  154       Lab
Coaley and Uley  53  532  124  350       Green
Dursley  37  359  932  565  606     Lab
       851  623       Lab
       757  583       Lab
Farmhill and Paganhill  41  113  208  300      132 Cons
Hardwicke  31  447  439  902      614 Cons
         883       Cons
         666       Cons
Kingswood  41  76    335  283     Cons
Minchinhampton  42  309  339  844  240    68 Cons
         760  264     Cons
Nailsworth  45  1185    606       Green
       1358  685       Lab
       1455  899       Lab
Painswick and Upton  42  809  680  1350    397   Cons
         1350       Cons
         1224       Cons
Randwick Whiteshill
and Ruscombe
 48  489  150  184       Green
Rodborough  43  335  656  435  285     Lab
     207  693  304       Lab
Severn  37  291  446  721  353     Cons
         723       Cons
Slade  41  363  260  80       Green
The Stanleys  44  283  740  534       Lab
       540  617       Cons
Stonehouse  35  363  1002  466      306 Lab
       1039  345      296 Lab
       1058  430       Lab
Thrupp  48  620  100  170       Green
Trinity  47  489  199  112       Green
Uplands  45  110  319  79      235 Lab
Wotton  47  830    480  745  401  722 Green
         754  804     LibDem
         419  1622     LibDem
Valley  43  394  234  95       Green

 

Achievements and Priorities for our Green District Councillors

Greens are different. We believe in equality, living in balance with nature, and a better future based on the quality of community, friends and family rather than the quantity of stuff we buy and throw away. To achieve this, Greens are active at international, national and local levels. These elections give you a chance to strengthen Green change in Stroud District.

Green Councillors already have a proven track record as part of Stroud's ruling administration. In particular, we have worked to ensure green spaces are protected, and investment made to create and safeguard jobs in sustainable businesses. We’ve actively supported the building of energy-efficient council homes, and increased recycling throughout the District.

Our Green Councillors will fight for:

  • Protection for our countryside from climate chaos
  • Security for town and rural communities
  • Freedom to walk or cycle in safety
  • An economy that works for all
  • Affordable homes to buy and rent
  • Clean air and clean energy
  • An opposition to austerity

But above all, each of our Councillors works on behalf of their own constituents, listening to local concerns.

 

Next Elections

The next election in which we will be standing will be the Gloucestershire County Council elections in May 2017.  We we will be defending our existing seat (Stroud Central) and working hard to elect more Green representatives on this heavily Tory-dominated council.  We'll post details and a manifesto nearer the time.

 

Previous Election Results