13 August 2018
Today marks 100 days since the local elections and a whole host of new Green Councillors were elected.
I’m one of those new councillors and I want to celebrate that success and let you know what electing a Green means.
On May 3rd this year the Green Party elected a record number of councillors on a record number of councils. 20 new Greens took the nationwide total to 175 across 68 councils.
Electing a Green means we can really stand up for local communities, we can end one party states and we can provide scrutiny and accountability at a local level.
We’ve seen successes already - and we can only build on these successes going forward.
So far we have:
• Passed a motion to phase out ‘single-use plastics’
• Pledged to campaign to fill empty homes and tackle local housing crisis
• Campaigned to get resident ballots on estate demotlions
These demonstrate just a portion of the impact we can have at a local level.
One Green councillor can change everything.
I’m proud of all our Green councillors and I hope you are as well. Together we can achieve great things.
Cllr Becca Thackray