Well Done our Matt

In one of the closet elections in decades, Phoenix Adam’s Matt Genn stood as the Green Party candidate in Chesterfield.

The results weren’t declared until 4:50 am in the morning after a very long process of verification and counting. In the highly contested seat, the Greens came overall 5th with 1352 votes or 3% of the vote.

This was double the number of votes that the Greens received at the last election in 2010, and reflected the “Green surge” in of interest in the party, in terms of votes and membership.  Full details of the election results for Chesterfield can seen below.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/politics/constituencies/E14000632

Nationally, the Greens gained over 1 million votes and managed to keep its only MP, Caroline Lucas, in Parliament with an increased an increased majority.

http://www.carolinelucas.com/latest/caroline-re-elected-with-increased-majority

 

Matt Genn stated: “The growth in the number of votes for the Greens in Chesterfield, clearly shows that there is a clear interest in the Green Party. Hopefully this is a solid foundation for a local party to grow and develop.  I hope that I was able to present a clear, green alternative to the electorate in a long and testing campaign.”

 

Meanwhile, David Cameron's personal triumph triggered the near simultaneous resignation of his three principle opponents - Messrs Miliband, Clegg and Farage.