Yorkshire and the Humber
England Local Election Results 2021
The Greens have won a total of 158 seats and made 99 gains on a further 18 councils in this year’s local elections. It takes the total number of Green councillors to a total of 445 across 141 councils, up from 350 seats on 123 councils in 2019.
143 English councils and 13 mayors were up for election last Thursday (6 May), as well as Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) in 35 areas.
Green Party Co-leader Jonathan Bartley spoke of the party’s success: “Once again, we are seeing record results for the Green Party. A Green wave is sweeping across the country with Greens winning seats in places dominated by both Labour and Conservatives. These are votes for our strong vision and practical policies for a green future.”
The London Assembly also held an election, in which two seats were held by Green Party Co-leader Sian Berry and Transport Spokesperson Caroline Russell and one won by Zack Polanski.
Bristol made the most substantial gains in the South West, with 13 councillors gaining seats on the city council in this year’s election. This brings the total number of Green councillors in the city to 24, making the Green Party the joint-biggest party in the city. Green mayoral candidate for Bristol Sandy Hore-Ruthven won almost half (43 per cent) of votes, only narrowly beaten by Labour candidate Marvin Rees (56 per cent).
The Green Party also saw a surge in Stroud District Council, gaining six seats and holding seven. Newly elected Cllr Chloe Turner for Minchinhampton said she was ‘thrilled’ with the result for her area.
THANK YOU #Minchinhampton division!! Long day, so thrilled with the county result, off to celebrate with the family 💚
— Chloe Turner - Minch (@MinchChloe) May 7, 2021
Slight gains were made in the South East, with Kent County Council and East Sussex County Council gaining four seats each. Cllr Julia Hilton tweeted that she was ‘delighted’ to be joining Cllr Georgia Taylor on East Sussex County Council as one of these four new Green councillors.
— Julia Hilton (@juliahilton10) May 7, 2021
Greens running for election to Suffolk County Council saw the most gains in the East of England, winning six seats and holding three. Cllr Peggy McGregor celebrated the ‘hat trick’ for Greens, as the Green Party tripled its number of seats in the county council and made itself the official opposition in Suffolk. Three seats were turned from red to green on Norfolk County Council, while three seats were held in Norwich. Re-elected Cllr Martin Schmierer thanked residents of Norwich city centre, saying it is a ‘privilege’ to serve them.
— Martin Schmierer (@martinschmierer) May 8, 2021
The East Midlands region gained a total of five seats: three on North Northamptonshire Council, one on Peterborough City Council and one on Derbyshire County Council. Cllr Dez Dell celebrated having won all three seats for North Northamptonshire, making himself, Cllr Emily Fedorowycz and Cllr Sarah Tubbs the first Green councillors in the area.
We won all three seats in our area 😆
Thank you so much much to everyone that voted for us! 😍 pic.twitter.com/UrsL2qw7Pc
— Dez Dell (@dezzahd) May 7, 2021
The Green wave swept across the West Midlands, with Shropshire gaining three seats and Solihull holding four. Cllr Maggie Allen said she was ‘delighted’ at being re-elected to sit on Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, along with 14 fellow Green councillors.
Delighted to be elected for a second term as Councillor for #Shirley West. Big thank you to all who supported me. Very proud of my @solihullgreens colleagues 💚who were also elected taking our total to 15 on #solihullcouncil
— Maggie Allen 🌍🌈💚 (@CllrMaggieallen) May 8, 2021
Three seats were gained in the Wirral and two in Knowsley. Cllr Jason Walsh for Bebington thanked those involved in his election campaign, promising to ‘continue to work hard’ on Wirral Council.
Wow wow wow! What a result! Completely in awe of the amazing campaign that has been run and to all the faith that has been placed in me as your new councillor! I will continue to work really hard for this💚 #GreenFuture #bebington @TheGreenParty https://t.co/Eo6gRy4Pb4
— Cllr Jason Walsh (@WirralWalsh) May 7, 2021
Northumberland County Council and South Tyneside Council gained two Green seats each, while Durham County Council made one gain. Sue Stonehouse for Beacon and Bents in South Tyneside said she was ‘honoured’ to be elected as county councillor, promising to make the area a ‘cleaner and safer environment’ to live in.
“I am honoured to be elected as your second Green Councillor for Beacon & Bents. My aim is to involve residents in the running of their ward, making it a cleaner and safe environment to live” pic.twitter.com/UX8W424t3A
— Sue Stonehouse (@GreenSueS) May 10, 2021
Surges were seen in Sheffield, as the Greens gained five seats on Sheffield City Council. Re-elected Green Cllr Douglas Johnson thanked everyone who voted for the party last Thursday. Bradford City Council made one gain and held one seat. Newly elected Green Cllr Matt Edwards for Tong (Bradford City Council) said he was ‘so proud’ of everything the Bradford Greens have achieved this year.
💚💚💚💚💚 TONG WARD WE DID IT!!!!!
I am so proud of everything we've achieved this year.
— Councillor Matt Edwards 💚🌍🍺 (@greenmattbfd) May 8, 2021