7 May 2016
* Sian Berry comes third in London Mayoral campaign
* London Greens record best ever Mayoral campaign
The Green Party has recorded its best ever election results in London where Sian Berry, the Green Party’s London Mayoral candidate, came third and the Party retained its two London Assembly seats.
On the Assembly, councillors Sian Berry and Caroline Russell replace Baroness Jenny Jones and Darren Johnson, who have both stepped down after 16 years of outstanding service.
Responding to the outstanding results in the capital, Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader, said:
“The Greens standout results in London demonstrate how a positive campaign with good ideas for London can resonate widely with voters. We thank all our candidates, activists and supporters for delivering our biggest and best campaign in London to date.”
Sian Berry said:
"Today is a victory for the politics of bringing Londoners together not dividing them. I'm proud that Londoners have voted for good, positive ideas in such numbers.
"In every vote Greens have cemented our position as the number three party in London, coming third in the vote for mayor, on the Londonwide list and in a majority of constituencies.
"The immediate priority for Greens on the London Assembly now will be to push the new mayor to make the right decisions on road-building and estate demolitions and to clean up our city's filthy air."