Bristol saw a surge of Green voters in the local elections this year, earning Bristol Greens their spot as the main opposition.
Sky News reported that ‘many in the city were not only drawn in by their policies on fairness and the climate crisis, but perhaps a chance to protest and move away from the traditional parties.
“It certainly seems that the Labour leadership nationally probably weren’t doing Labour any favours here,” says Councillor Carla Denyer, who increased her majority in her ward by some 800 votes.Advertisement
Ms Denyer told Sky News that her party struck a chord with those on the doorstep tired of infighting on a national level: “The fact that the Green Party really approaches politics differently is appealing, we have a more open and collaborative style and we’re happy to work with anyone, and listen to the residents that we serve.”
Of the Green voters we found in Bristol, the majority cited the climate emergency for why they opted to trust the Greens.’