Celebrating record-breaking results across England

England will see 80 new Greens on its local councils, following another year of impressive gains in the local council elections.

Amelia and Ria Croydon Greens

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Amelia Womack with Croydon Green Party campaigners

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England Area Map Map for election results

London

Total seats won 18
Seats gained 11

South East

Total seats won 22
Seats gained 15

East England

Total seats won 12
Seats gained 6

East Midlands

Total seats won 2
Seats gained 2

Yorkshire and the Humber

Total seats won 14
Seats gained 10

North East

Total seats won 4
Seats gained 4

North West

Total seats won 21
Seats gained 14

West Midlands

Total seats won 11
Seats gained 8

South West

Total seats won 11
Seats gained 9

England Local Election Results 2022

Total seats won 116
Seats gained 80

Last updated: 11 May 2022 - 10:50am

The Green Party has won a total of 116 seats in this year’s local council elections in England, with net gains of 80 seats. 146 councils were up for election last Thursday (6 May), as well as mayors in seven areas. 

The Party has gained seats from Labour and Conservatives in areas as far-ranging as Burnley, Hastings, Hackney, Somerset, Plymouth and South Tyneside. The party also saw an historic eight wins in Wales including in Newport, Monmouthshire and Neath Port Talbot. Greens are now the second-largest party on many more councils, including Exeter, South Tyneside, Reading, St Helens and Reigate & Banstead.

The Greens may also play ‘kingmaker’ in a number of authorities with no overall control, such as Hastings and Worcester. This builds on a long history of Greens working in partnership with other parties in local government authority administrations.

Speaking on the results, Green Party co-leader, Carla Denyer, said: “The Green Party has proved itself as a major political force, with more than 540 hardworking councillors elected to 164 local authorities in England and Wales. Year on year, we continue to increase our number of councillors, as voters yearn for greener, fairer communities and strong local advocates. 

“We’ve taken seats from Labour, Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats because we have a positive vision, clear policies, and dedicated local councillors. We are building a strong platform to win more MPs at the next General Election, as more and more communities see that voting Green gets you hard-working, honest representatives.”

London

The Green Party made gains in boroughs across London – Croydon, Hackney, Islington, Newham, Richmond-upon-Thames, and Tower Hamlets. In Croydon, Ria Patel and Esther Sutton became the first two Greens on their local council.

South West

Nine seats were gained by the Greens in the South West. In Somerset, three new Green councillors were elected alongside the two who held their seats. Exeter saw three more Greens elected, with the Party now an official opposition group in the area.

South East

In the South East, the Green Party celebrated successes across eight counties, gaining a total of 15 seats. The Party performed particularly well in Reading, holding four seats and gaining a further three across the county – the Green Party is now the council’s official opposition.

East Midlands

The Green Party made gains in Amber Valley, taking two seats from the Conservatives with an incredible 69 per cent vote share.

West Midlands

Greens took and held seats across six counties in the West Midlands, including Solihull, where the party gained two and held two.

Yorkshire and the Humber

The Green Party celebrated successes across six counties in Yorkshire and the Humber. In North Yorkshire, five new Green councillors were elected – with new Cllr Andy Brown experiencing a landslide victory of 79 per cent. 

North West

Greens took seats all across the North East of England, in a total of nine counties. In St. Helens, four seats were gained and two were held, marking the Party’s best performance so far in the area. 

North East

In the North East, South Tyneside proved to be a growing Green stronghold, with a further three Green councillors being elected, representing what is now the second-largest group on the council.

East of England

The East also saw nine counties gain new Green councillors, with Cambridge, Colchester, Huntingdonshire, Maidstone, Norwich, and Three Rivers each gaining one new Green.