General and local elections: how did we do?

Thank you to everyone who supported the Green Party in last week’s elections – all those who voted Green and everyone who helped, with leafleting, canvassing and in numerous other ways, and those who generously donated towards our costs.

Jonathan_Essex_Photo2Jonathan Essex got 6.7% of the vote in the General Election – 3,434 votes in total and more than tripling his percentage since last time.

Congratulations Jonathan!


We are disappointed to have lost a Council seat in the Local Election.

Our excellSteve Election L-37ent candidate Stephen McKenna campaigned hard, speaking to residents right across the ward. He polled an impressive 1,542 votes – but because of the General Election, turnout was high and there was a surge in Conservative votes across the Borough and Steve came second to the Conservative candidate, Richard Coad.

We now have two Councillors in Reigate and Banstead – Jonathan Essex and Bryn Truscott, who will continue to work hard to influence Council decisions, while giving diligent attention to residents’ issues.

Redhill East result

Richard Coad, Conservative – 1,858 (38.3%) – elected
Stephen McKenna, Green – 1,542 (31.8%)
Paul Selby, Labour – 642 (13.2%)
Derek French, UKIP – 497 (9.9%)
Rob Kulka, Liberal Democrats – 331 (6.8%)

Our second best result was in Earlswood and Whitebushes, where Sue Fenton got 631 votes (14%).

See all the local results on the Reigate & Banstead Council website

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