Friday, 25 May 2012
With multi-national monopoly capitalism forcing their gambling debts onto the backs of ordinary people in the UK and across the globe - Our Rugby Green Party banner calls for the 99% to unite against the 1%.
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Saturday, 5 May 2012
Rugby Green Party achieved some excellent results at the recent Rugby Borough Council Election. With such positive votes in the town, where do you start?
Well, Phil Godden (306 votes) gained more votes than one of the Tory candidates in the Eastlands Ward and was only 11 and 35 votes from beating the other two Tories in the ward and being chief challenger to the Lib Dems.
Steve Wright in Benn Ward (252 Votes) also nearly became runner up, this time to Labour – with just a whisker of 7 votes away from beating all three Tories in the ward and easily beating the three Lib Dems candidates in this formerly strong ward for them.
David Wolfskehl (280 votes) came within 20 votes of beating one of Cameron's Tories in Paddox Ward.
Kate Crowley beat all Three Lib Dems in Admirals and Cawston and so helping the Greens to become the 3rd party in this ward.
Adam Bastock polled an impressive 20% vote share in the Coton and Boughton ward, Roy Sandison 16% in New Bilton also did well as did Ellie Roderick (15%) in Wolston and The Lawfords ward.
With the Lib Dems forced to retreat (due their unpopularity) to their supposedly stronger wards in the town, the Greens would have surely beaten this party of Government in other wards in Rugby!
Despite a fairly negative campaign (with exceptions) fought against the anti cuts Greens by the small TUSC group they failed to gain anywhere near the support that the Green Party enjoyed when they stood against us and always finished at the bottom of the poll – except in one case where they beat the Lib Dems in Benn ward but still a long distance behind us.
All the Green Candidates received at least 10% with the average being 14% across the Borough with 2634 votes cast for the Green Party in Rugby. In other countries with a fairer electoral system Rugby would now have at least 4 Green Party Councillors.
Finally, our candidates were inspired by the support we received at the ballot box and will be doubling our efforts to gain a Green Councillor in Rugby, just like our colleagues further north in Nuneaton have achieved with the election of the first Green Party Councillor in Keith Kondakor in Warwickshire.
ADMIRALS AND CAWSTON WARD
Conservative Party - 709 - ELECTED
Conservative Party - 691 - ELECTED
Conservative Party 685 - ELECTED
Labour Party - 641
Labour Party - 617
Labour Party - 571
KATE CROWLEY - Green Party – 179 (11%)
Liberal Democrats - 102
Liberal Democrats - 100
Liberal Democrats - 91
Turnout - 30.16 per cent
Labour Party - 824 – ELECTED
Labour Party - 820 - ELECTED
Labour Party - 819 - ELECTED
Conservative Party - 258
Conservative Party - 256
Conservative Party - 255
Steve WRIGHT - Green Party – 252 (14.9%)
Liberal Democrats - 180
TUSC - 177
Liberal Democrats - 175
Turnout - 26.53 per cent
COTON AND BOUGHTON WARD
Conservative Party - 647 - ELECTED
Conservative Party - 535 - ELECTED
Conservative Party - 512 - ELECTED
Labour Party - 484
ADAM BASTOCK - Green Party – 287 (20.2%)
Turnout - 23.62 per cent
Liberal Democrats - 810 - ELECTED
Liberal Democrats - 722 - ELECTED
Liberal Democrats - 567 - ELECTED
Labour Party - 497
Conservative Party - 340
Conservative Party - 326
Phil GODDEN - Green Party – 306 (14%)
Conservative Party - 300
TUSC - 223
Turnout - 27.92 per cent
NEW BILTON WARD
Labour Party - 709 - ELECTED
Labour Party - 683 – ELECTED
Labour Party - 630 - ELECTED
Conservative Party - 406
Conservative Party - 390
Conservative Party – 334
ROY SANDISON - Green Party – 241 (16% * Calc based on top GP vote – see below)
PETER REYNOLDS - Green Party - 195
TUSC - 141
Turnout - 25.52 per cent
NEWBOLD AND BROWNSOVER WARD
Labour Party - 649 - ELECTED
Labour Party - 628 - ELECTED
Labour Party - 576 - ELECTED
Conservative Party - 467
Conservative Party – 465
Conservative Party - 415
LORNA DUNLEAVY - Green Party – 173 (12.6% * Calc based on top GP vote – see below)
JAMES BRYANS - Green Party – 155
TUSC - 145
Turnout - 25.53 per cent
Liberal Democrats - 1231 – ELECTED
Liberal Democrats - 1164 - ELECTED
Liberal Democrats - 1077 - ELECTED
Labour Party - 480
Conservative Party - 396
Conservative Party - 340
Conservative Party - 299
DAVID WOLFSKEHL - Green Party – 280 (11.7%)
Turnout - 37.69 per cent
ROKEBY AND OVERSLADE WARD
Labour Party - 615 – ELECTED
Conservative Party - 613 - ELECTED
Conservative Party - 612 - ELECTED
Labour Party – 564
Conservative Party – 557
Liberal Democrats - 504
Labour Party - 496
Liberal Democrats - 491
Liberal Democrats - 372
Laurence GOODCHILD - Green Party – 205 (10%)
TUSC WEEKES - 125
Turnout - 37.49 per cent
WOLSTON AND THE LAWFORDS WARD
Conservative Party - 939 – ELECTED
Conservative Party - 894 – ELECTED
Conservative Party - 833 - ELECTED
Labour Party – 489
ELLIE RODERICK - Green Party – 361 (15%)
Pat Wyatt Independent - 324
TUSC - 289
Turnout - 33.76 per cent
*For those who are interested, the standard calculation method for multiple vacancy contests is to use the highest vote of a candidate of each Party (rather than the average). This is the method used by the noted election academics Profs Thrasher and Rallings.
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Green Leader Caroline Lucas MP today said: "I am urging voters up and down the country to vote Green tomorrow. A Green vote is one for fairness, for jobs and for the environment. Our councillors are at the forefront of opposing the Coalition's austerity cuts and calling instead for investment in the green economy, including affordable housing the green industries that will help us tackle problems like air pollution and climate change.
Only a Green vote will guarantee an effective voice on these issues, as well as on local problems like protecting health services and green spaces."
The Green Party are fielding their highest ever number of candidates (965) across England and Wales on May 3rd, a 13% increase on the last time the seats were fought.
In Rugby, we are fighting more wards than the Lib Dems and the small single issue group called TUSC.
Rugby people are able to VOTE POSITIVE AND GREEN in;
ADMIRALS & CAWSTON: Kate Crowley
BENN: Steve Wright
COTON & BOUGHTON: Adam Bastock
EASTLANDS: Phil Godden
NEW BILTON: Roy Sandison & Peter Reynolds
NEWBOLD & BROWNSOVER: Lorna Dunleavy & James Bryans
PADDOX: David Wolfskehl
ROKEBY & OVERSLADE: Laurence Goodchild
WOLSTON AND THE LAWFORDS: Ellie Roderick
RUGBY DESERVES BETTER!
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