At last week’s London elections, the Green Party became the third party in London for the first time in our history.
As well finishing in the top three of the mayoral race, the Greens overtook the Liberal Democrats on share of the vote for the London Assembly, and we’d like to express our immense thanks to all Londoners that voted for our party.
This was wonderful news for Green politics.
The almost exclusive focus on the two front-runners in the mayoral election meant that any other result was very unlikely, but our resolutely positive campaign has stuck to the issues affecting Londoners and the policies to address them.
We are delighted that these messages have resonated. We’ve been able to dispel the myth that when times are tough, green politics are a luxury. More and more Londoners are realising that social and environmental justice are tied together inseparably, and with more Assembly members, the Greens can help ensure that the mayor is held to account on his promises and that City Hall can help create a city more equal, affordable, healthy, and safe for everyone.
and DARREN JOHNSON
London Assembly members
City Hall, Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA