Sunday, 4 March 2018

Top five Green wards in Southend-on-Sea over the years



Probably the most underused item in local politics is a Green candidate’s winner’s speech. The Green’s have rarely come anywhere near close, acting as a spoiler vote in many instances.

The following table shows the top five wards for the Green Party in the Borough of Southend-on-Sea, ordered by actual number of votes. The Greens have rarely fielded a full slate, and often less than five candidates which explains the gaps.



1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
2001
St Luke’s
Prittlewell



2002
Victoria
Westborough



2003
Leigh
Prittlewell
Milton
West Leigh
St Luke’s
2004
St Luke’s
Prittlewell
Southchurch
West Leigh
Kursaal
2006
West Leigh
Leigh
Milton
St Luke’s
Southchurch
2007
West Leigh
Chalkwell
St Luke’s
St Laurence
Southchurch
2008
Victoria
St Luke’s



2010
Victoria
West Leigh
Chalkwell
Prittlewell
Westborough
2011
Westborough
Victoria
Southchurch
St Laurence
Shoeburyness
2012
Blenheim Park
Westborough
Southchurch
Kursaal
Victoria
2014
Blenheim Park
Victoria
Kursaal


2015
Leigh
Westborough
Milton
Prittlewell
Eastwood Park
2016
Leigh
Milton
Kursaal
Westborough
Chalkwell


Here are the top five across all years :-
602 Leigh 2015
506 Westborough 2015
498 St Luke’s 2001
476 Milton 2015
441 Prittlewell 2015

There is little to suggest there is a strategy designed to actually win any ward. Their highest vote still resulted in only a fourth-placed finish. Will they field a full slate this year? Whatever, one thing seems a near certainty – the Green Party will not win or even come close in any of the seventeen wards. I guess they will be concentrating on improving on their 4.4% showing in 2016 (which was down on the 7% achieved in 2015)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the research Julian.

    I'm looking forward to what is going to be an incredibly eventful Local Elections Campaign!

    James V-M. x

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