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. 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:
|Amberly / Woochester||47||138||297||366||Cons|
|Bisley with Lypiatt||49||280||105||515||Cons|
|Coaley and Uley||53||532||124||350||Green|
|Farmhill and Paganhill||41||113||208||300||132||Cons|
|Painswick and Upton||42||809||680||1350||397||Cons|
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:
But above all, each of our Councillors works on behalf of their own constituents, listening to local concerns.
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.