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PremierLeague-News.Com - The co-leader of the Greens told i opposition parties need to learn to find common ground to work together against the swell of Tory support in seats in the Midlands and north of England
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Labour should stop “standing in the way” of an alliance with the Green Party and join up to capitalise on left-leaning voters in order to stave off the Conservatives, Sian Berry has said.The co-leader of the Greens told i opposition parties need to learn to find common ground to work together against the swell of Tory support in seats in the Midlands and north of England, adding she was open to discussions from Labour.The Green Party is still riding high from a good set of local election results in England. It won 151 seats, gaining 88 councillors and almost doubling their count. It also secured record shares of the vote in London and Bristol – where it was the joint-largest party, coming second in the mayoral contest.News and analysis, direct from Westminster to your inboxEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.But what is, perhaps, more of an indication of the party’s future trajectory are the gains it made in new areas of England – in the North East, North West and Midlands. In Sheffield, the Green vote shifted the balance of power in the council and forced it from Labour, leading to no overall control, and in Suffolk the party gained six seats to become the official opposition. Read More Local elections: Results show good growth for the Green Party and modest breakthrough for Liberal Democrats “I’m delighted we saw success in the county council elections,” Ms Berry added. “They are harder for us because they are bigger, more dominated by the Conservatives broadly and they tend to cover bigger rural areas as well.“In the North East we saw big gains and big majorities for our candidates in South Tyneside, Northumberland and County Durham.“These are places that Labour are struggling to keep on board at the moment. But as part of that Greens are very, very popular among people who are looking for something new.
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. But the co-leader said her party is always open to an alliance with opposition parties – when they can get on the same page.“People want to cast a vote for something positive and people do want to vote Green and offering the choice is important,” she said. “But, on this talk of alliances, it is not us standing in the way of it, it’s Labour who need to come to us and start to start to talk to us, it’s them who have an objection to working with other parties at the moment.”Despite a smattering of regional successes, the results are not quite enough for the party to claim it is snatching the spot of the third-largest party from the Liberal Democrats. On a national level, Greens are still a distant fourth. Read More Labour sees ‘red shoots’ of hope in younger voters – but the Tories have a secret weapon Ms Berry does not seem to be deterred by this as she insisted that the party’s success was a sign of further gains to come.“I don’t think the Liberal Democrats have a coherent vision, a coherent story to tell people about where the country needs to go,” she said. “We genuinely have a plan to build back better, to have a green recovery. I don’t think we are going anywhere. Or that the other parties have answers that we are not providing in a much clearer and ethical way.”Voting Green is not just “about disillusionment with other parties” any more, Ms Berry added.The Labour Party was approached for comment.
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