Green Party Contests Record 57 Seats Across Shropshire

7 April 2017

Some of the Green Party candidates for the May 2017 elections

The Green Party in Shropshire has announced it will be fielding its highest ever number of candidates for the elections to Shropshire Council on 4th May, and will be the only challenger to the Conservatives in two wards.

36 candidates are standing across the county for the Shropshire Council elections, a four-fold increase compared with the 2013 elections. Green candidates can be found in four more wards than the Labour Party, and in 27 more than UKIP. Nationally the Green Party has overtaken UKIP in number of candidates with a 17 percentage points increase compared with 2013.

In Oswestry there will be 11 Green Party candidates for the Town Council giving voters the chance to take control from the Conservatives.

Duncan Kerr, who was elected to Shropshire Council in a by election last year, said, ‘The Green Party has seen a surge of support particularly since my victory last year. We are giving more people than ever the chance to vote Green for an approach that puts people’s wellbeing first. We have an especially strong showing here in Oswestry where, if people get behind us, we can wrest control of the Town Council from the Tories. In several Shropshire wards we are the main challenger to ‘business as usual’.

You can find a list of our candidates here.