Siân Berry on track for best ever Green result in London Mayoral election
Good news for the Greens keeps on coming. The party achieved its best ever local election results earlier this month. This was followed by a huge increase in membership, and an opinion poll that put the Greens ahead of the Tories.
Now, a new poll for the London Mayoral election has put Green Party of England and Wales co-leader and London Mayoral candidate Siân Berry on a massive 16%.
This is the highest poll rating the Greens have ever received for a London Mayoral election, a full nine points higher than their previous record of 7%. It also sees the Greens polling at triple the vote share they received in 2016 – their best ever result.
The poll also puts Berry a mere seven points behind the Conservative candidate Shaun Bailey. That means with a small swing in the Greens’ favour, Berry could enter the second round run-off with the Labour Party. That would be the first time a candidate from a party other than the Conservatives or Labour is in the run-off since Ken Livingstone’s successful election as an independent in 2000.
“A significant milestone”
Speaking to Bright Green on the new poll, Berry said:
This is a significant milestone. We have cemented our position as London’s 3rd party, and with just 7% between us and the Tories, we are in touching distance of second place. This comes after a record set of local election results and sees the continuation of the green wave which is transforming communities across the UK. This gives us a huge boost going into the EU elections – where London has long had Green representation in the European parliament.