2017 GENERAL ELECTION

On 8 June 2017 people from across the UK had the chance to vote to elect a Member of Parliament (MP) to represent their constituency.

 

CANDIDATES

 

The Green Party candidates for constituencies in the London Borough of Bexley were:

Find your constituency if you're unsure.

 

POLICIES

 

Our Green Guarantee was an 11-page document containing a set of commitments that Green MPs would deliver to create a confident and caring Britain.

 

RESULTS

 

 

 

 Votes 

 

 %

 

 Change from 2015

 

 Bexleyheath and Crayford 

 Ivor Lobo

 601  1.2   -0.9  Full results

 Erith and Thamesmead

 Clauding Letsae 

 507  1.1  -1.1  Full results

 Old Bexley and Sidcup

 Derek Moran 

 820  1.7  -1.2  Full results

 

WHY VOTE GREEN?

Political parties aren't all the same

The Green Party do not accept large donations from unethical sources and do not receive large donations from wealthy individuals or corporations; see the Electoral Commission’s records of donations above £1,500 over 2016.

The Green Party is in a unique position to be able to set brave, bold and ambitious policies be accountable to ordinary people.

 

A Green vote is not a wasted vote

Although many people would like to vote Green, some think this will be a wasted vote. It’s easy to understand why, given our outdated and unrepresentative constituency-based voting system. In 2015’s General Election, the Conservative Party received only 10 times as many votes as the Green Party, yet over 300 times as many MPs were elected to Parliament. Alarmingly, the Conservative Party received only 37% of the votes nationally, yet has more than half of the seats in Parliament, giving them free reign with little room for debate. Clearly, we need to adopt proportional representation, so that everyone’s vote is represented in Parliament. The London Assembly, Welsh Assembly and European Parliament elections already incorporate proportional representation.

Until then, as UKIP has clearly demonstrated over recent years, even in our broken system a party does not need to win an election or even more than one seat in order to have huge influence over government policies. Simply taking away more and more votes from our leading political parties has resulted in a huge shift in their policies in an aim to attract voters back.

Every vote on 8 June gave the Green Party a platform on which to get our leading parties to embrace our brave, bold and ambitious policies for a positive, aspirational future.