Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Green Party Mayoral Primary
31 may 11 @ 9:48 pm edt
Green Party Mayoral Primary: Croteau vs. DeCamp!
Mary DeCamp, Green Party candidate for Tucson Mayor
we’ve got a Green Party mayoral primary on our hands in Tucson.
Mary DeCamp, who ran for the Ward 3 City Council
seat two years ago, jumped into the race for the Green Party nomination last week against Dave Croteau, who ran for mayor
four years ago.
Croteau , Green Party
Time for practical Green Party vision
31 may 11 @ 9:22 pm edt
Mike Schreiner, Leader of the Green Party of Ontario, joined Treat Hull, Candidate for Prince Edward-Hastings
and Provincial Energy Critic to launch the party’s five-point election platform during a press conference in Picton
“Ontario needs a practical Green vision now more than ever,” said Schreiner. “We need
to tackle the challenges facing our generation – rising energy prices, climate change and spiraling health care costs.
Only the Green Party has a vision to turn these challenges into opportunities to rebuild our local economies, reconnect
our communities and promote the health and well-being of all Ontarians.”
Green Party reacts to German plans to phase out nuclear power
31 may 11 @ 9:20 pm edt
Greens for THREE times as many renewables
Ingrid Nester, Green Party
Germany has announced plans to shut down its 17nuclear power stations by 2022.
The move comes in the wake of the disaster at Japan's Fukushima plant in March, which prompted mass anti-nuclear protests
Ingrid Nestle of the Green Party reacted to the plans on BBC Radio 5 live: "We are afraid that
the government might put up some rules that could mean burning more coal."
"We can actually put renewables
instead of nuclear," Nestle explained on Up All Night.
"We will meet our climate targets."
Elizabeth May, Green Party sworn in as member of Canada Parliament
31 may 11 @ 9:11 pm edt
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Could Green Party elect Germany's next Chancellor
29 may 11 @ 2:42 pm edt
Juergen Trittin, Green Party federal parliament faction co-chair
from today's Bild on
Trittin " In Baden Wuerttemburg, and Bremen the Green Party was the second
strongest party in recent state elections. In the September state elections in Berlin we want the Green Party to be
the strongest party, with Renate Kuenast."
"The Green Party has arrived at the center
of society. Our Green New Deal is the energy policy for the future that creates jobs and grows the economy."
New Zealand Green Party nominates candidates
29 may 11 @ 2:36 pm edt
Party co-leaders Russel Norman and Metiria Turei. (New Zeland Green Party)
A former Canterbury regional councillor
is the big mover in the Green Party list announced today for the upcoming general election.
Eugenie Sage, ranked sixth,
jumps over sitting MP's Gareth Hughes and David Clendon.
Three MP's, Keith Locke, Sue Kedgley and former co-leader Jeanette
Fitsimons, have announced they will retire at the November election, while a fourth, Sue Bradford, quit after losing a leadership
tussle with Ms Turei in 2009.
Wellington's Jan Logie, who stood for the Greens in the recent Mana by-election, is at nine
,with another experienced local body politician - Auckland's Denise Roche - at 11.
Metiria Turei and fellow co-leader
Russel Norman fill spots 1 and 2 with the Party's five other current MPs who are standing again also in the top eight.
party has ranked 30 candidates for the election and has an additional 14 candidates currently confirmed to contest the party
vote in November.
LIST PLACINGS 1. Metiria Turei; 2. Russel Norman; 3. Kevin Hague; 4. Catherine
Delahunty; 5. Kennedy Graham; 6. Eugenie Sage; 7. Gareth Hughes; 8. David Clendon; 9. Jan Logie; 10. Steffan Browning; 11.
Denise Roche; 12. Holly Walker; 13. Julie Anne Genter; 14. Mojo Mathers; 15. James Shaw; 16. David Hay; 17. Richard Leckinger;
18. Aaryn Barlow; 19. Jeanette Elley; 20. Sea Rotmann; 21. Michael Gilchrist; 22. Dora Langsbury; 23. David Kennedy; 24. Tane
Woodley; 25. Joseph Burston; 26. Mikaere Curtis; 27. Shane Gallagher; 28. Saffron Toms; 29. Steve Tollestrup; 30. Jack McDonald
Holly Walker, Green Party, hopes to be first Green Party woman in 12 years elected to New Zeland parliament. The
Green Party received 6.9 per cent of vote in the last election. That resulted in 9 Green Party members of federal parliament.
Greens are rising in popularity, and chances are good they will have more seats in parliament after this years
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Ontario Green Party launch campaign & platform
platform. Mike Schreiner shows off the Green Party platform, which
was released this week
28 may 11 @ 4:04 pm edt
COLLINGWOOD - Mike Schreiner believes
it's the Green Party's time.
The Ontario leader and Simcoe-Grey candidate introduced the party's platform on Wednesday.
Schreiner said the platform focuses around a five-point plan to create "a financially, socially and environmentally
He believes the party has a lot of momentum heading into October's vote. Federal leader Elizabeth
May became the first Green Party member to become an MP and in the last provincial election, Shane Jolley finished second
in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound.
"One of the things I hear from voters all the time is that we love your ideas and we love
what your party stands for. We'd vote for you if we thought you could get elected," he said. "What this shows now
is that Greens can get elected."
The top priority, Schreiner says, is to create jobs for a 21st century economy.
"With a strong focus on supporting entrepreneurs, local businesses and family farms," he said. "Implementing
the tax and regulatory reforms to support our small and medium-sized businesses and family farms."
Green Party Mayor candidate campaigns on bike
Collette Bird, Stephen Craven, Jenny Jones and Anthony Austin
28 may 11 @ 4:02 pm edt
Irish Green Party elects new leader
28 may 11 @ 12:36 pm edt
The new leader of the Green Party Eamon Ryan is congratulated by deputy leader Mary White following his election
at the party offices in Dublin yesterday. Congratulating his successor, outgoing party leader John Gormley said Mr Ryan
had the passion and commitment to get across the Green message.
Photograph: Matt Kavanagh
Green Party leader Ryan may run in European elections in 2014
NEW GREEN Party leader Eamon
Ryan is considering a run in the next European elections as a way of revitalising the party’s political fortunes.
Mr Ryan, who defeated two other candidates for the post, said his first tasks were to attract a new generation into the
party and to “slay the myth” that it was anti-rural.
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Dr. Katherine Pettigrew, Independent Green Party, State Senate petition drive complete
25 may 11 @ 11:39 pm edt
Dr. Katherine Pettigrew, Independent Green Party of Virginia, petition drive for State Senate complete.
prepares to file for State Senate within days.
See pictures of Dr. Pettigrew with her family, husband, and daughter
on this site.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Ian Murphy (G) Green Party victory in NY 26th Congressional race
24 may 11 @ 6:35 pm edt
Ian Murphy (G) candidate for congress in the NY 26th district special election today.
Ian Murphy, as a Green Party
candidate on the ballot had many victories today.
1) Thanks to the Greens running last year in the statewide race the
Greens won ballot status.
That made it possible for Ian Murphy to be on the ballot today. Participating year after
year is a winner for the Green Party, and the voter.
2) It was a win for voters to be able to vote for a Green Party
candidate on the ballot.
3) Ian Murphy (G) was the best writer, and the most interesting of the candidates.
you for running as Green Party candidate Mr. Murphy.
Dave Wiegel, Slate magazine, cover Green Party candidate Ian Murphy
24 may 11 @ 6:29 pm edt
It was just three months
ago that Ian Murphy, a gonzo writer for the Buffalo Beast, called Scott Walker and claimed to be David Koch.
Murphy temporarily shifted the terms of the union fight in Wisconsin, and permanently fixed the Kochs' status as liberal arch-foes.
From there, Murphy went on to grab the Green Party's nomination for NY-26 -- a district with 900 registered Green Party voters.
Green Party removes 66 year old honors for Hitler
24 may 11 @ 6:25 pm edt
Monday, May 23, 2011
Ian Murphy, Green Party candidate in special congressional election
Ian Murphy, Green Party candidate for congress NY.
23 may 11 @ 11:04 pm edt
Election Looms, Ian Murphy, Green Party candidate and Scott Walker’s Prank Caller Strikes In NY-26
Ian Murphy, the Buffalo, NY blogger who first made national headlines
when he posed as conservative money man David Koch in a taped phone conversation with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), has struck again.
This time, the target was much closer to home: The special election being held in New York's 26th
Congressional District, which has become a focal point for the national battle over the House Oil Party, George W. Bush Party plan
to phase out Medicare in favor of a voucher system.
As voters prepared
to go to the polls, Murphy -- who, incidentally, is running as the Green Party candidate -- got a haircut, a black dye-job and a pair of thick-rimmed glasses. Then
he headed over to a phone bank for Oil Party candidate and started making calls.
His secret identity? "Steve Smith-an underemployed pet psychic and [western New York] repat most
recently from Oakland, CA."
Murphy slipped in undetected and captured
a portrait of a Oil Party phone bank gone awry, with Corwin desperately trying to find someway to makeup for the momentum
they lost thanks to the Oil Party Ryan proposal to kill Medicare and Grandma.
Read Ian Murphy, Green Party candidate's own report here:
Green Party: Joschka Fischer, Success Story
23 may 11 @ 10:55 pm edt
Joschka Fischer, Green Party, former German Vice Chancellor, and Taxi Driver
HE MOST remarkable thing about Joschka Fischer
is less that he joined the Green Party but that he stayed there for over two decades.
A fascinating new documentary, Joschka and Herr Fischer, traces
his path from student revolutionary to statesman, finding clues to his complicated character in the turbulent backdrop of
post-war West Germany.
Making a double bio-documentary about a politician and a country might seem an ambitious endeavour. To give such a film
a cinema release rather than a late-night television screening seems even more daft.
Yet the film works, thanks to director Pepe Danquart’s
snappy editing and gripping, innovative exposition.
Like Ebenezer Scrooge or James Stewart in It’s a Wonderful Life , the film
presents Fischer with footage from his life played out on big screens in the concrete cavern of Berlin’s Tresor techno
Fischer soon recalls going through life feeling like an outsider, in permanent conflict with the world around him.
in 1948 to a family recently expelled from Hungary, Fischer had a “poor yet glorious” childhood in the village
of Gerabronn, near Stuttgart.
With his family’s different dialect and traditions, Fischer’s outsider
feeling was amplified by the “insular narrowness” of their new home town. Surrounded by Protestant villages, Gerabronn’s
enclave status bred a pious, closed Catholic atmosphere that Fischer says was “like a little bit of Northern Ireland”.
While the scars of war
were still visible in the streetscape, Fischer never saw the invisible scars of denial on his neighbours. When as a teenager
he heard the full story about Hitler, the Nazis and the Holocaust, it compounded his shock over German guilt.
He left home for Stuttgart and later Frankfurt,
his lack of a secondary education certificate not hindering him crashing lectures with philosophers like Horkheimer and Habermas.
In Frankfurt, Fischer found himself drawn into the left-wing revolutionary scene, populated by others equally shocked by German
wartime guilt and their parents’ determination to leave the past in the past.
By 1967, this intergenerational
resentment exploded into pitched street battles across western Germany, shot through with an atmosphere of angst.
As the student scene
radicalised further, however, Fischer got out, disgusted by the “self-deception” of the extreme-left Red Army
was the opposite of what we wanted to achieve,” he says, describing their campaign of kidnappings and killings –
justified in bureaucratic language – as no different to the behaviour of fascists they abhorred.
Exhausted, Fischer began driving a taxi,
allowing his brain make some crucial realisations about life.
“In a taxi you get such a colourful
mix of people, it soon made me a realist,” he says. “Left-wingers, put simply, want to liberate the good in man.
In a taxi you soon realise that there are great things and awful things often in one person.” With this new-found realism
he joined the burgeoning Green Party in 1982 during the West German rearmament debate.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Greens pass Merkel's CDU in German State elections
22 may 11 @ 5:52 pm edt
Bremen Green Party record 23% of vote
22 may 11 @ 4:35 pm edt
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Green Party takes control in U.K. local governments
21 may 11 @ 5:43 pm edt
Green Party takes control of Brighton and Hove
Brighton and Hove City Council has become
the first local authority in the country to be run by the Green Party.
The minority administration
formally took control yesterday at the council's annual general meeting after becoming the largest single party at the local
elections earlier this month.
Cllr Bill Randall has been appointed as council leader, Cllr Amy
Kennedy has become deputy leader (executive) and Cllr Ian Davey has taken up the post of deputy leader (non-executive).
The Green Party now has 23 seats on the council, while the Conservatives, who are now the official opposition
have 18 seats, and Labour have 13.
'We are committed to an open book approach in delivering
our priorities for this great city,' said Cllr Randall.
'In the first week we are meeting with trade unions as well as the voluntary and community sector and also want to
meet with the universities and the business community.
Green Party of Sweden elects new spokespersons
21 may 11 @ 5:35 pm edt
Åsa Romson and Gustav Fridolin at today´s congress. Photo: Fredrik Hjerling, MP
Green Party spokespersons elected
Politics | 2011-05-21
Shortly after 4 pm o´clock today were Gustav Fridolin and Åsa Romson elected to new spokespersons
for the Green Party. They take over a successful Green Party. Polls show the Green Party growing even more.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Greens up in Bremen Sunday
20 may 11 @ 6:52 pm edt
Berlin - A strong swing in voter support to the Green Party is expected to cause fresh upset to Chancellor Angela Merkel
when Germany's smallest state, Bremen, goes to the polls this Sunday.
The northern port city is current run by a Green Party coalition.
Bremen State elections Sunday, Greens give 16 year olds the vote
20 may 11 @ 6:50 pm edt
For the first time in German history, 16- and 17-year-olds will be able to cast ballots in a state election on
Sunday. The city-state of Bremen has lowered its voting age -- and several other states are preparing to follow suit.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Ian Murphy, Green Party candidate in NY special election, truth teller
19 may 11 @ 7:05 pm edt
Ian Murphy, Green Party NY candidate for U.S. Congress.
"I am running because I
am a patriot. I love my country."
Ian Murphy, Green Party candidate for Congress
Ian Murphy, Green Party candidate in New York special election for congress.
Green Party patriot
Ian Murphy, Green Party, signs autographs
Election May 24, 2011
Ian Murphy Daily Motion interview here.
Banking News interviews Ian Murphy.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Will Tareq and Michaele Salahri be Indy Green candidates in 2011?
http://michaelesalahi.com/Indy Greens recruiting candidates for County Board of Supervisors, House of Delegates and
State Senate - statewide.
18 may 11 @ 8:15 pm edt
The Salahris would be media coup!
Green Party Star Joschka Fischer - The Movie in German, Swiss, Austrian Theatres now
18 may 11 @ 6:42 pm edt
Green Party polling hits another record high in another state.
18 may 11 @ 6:37 pm edt
Marlene Löhr, Green Party state Chair.
Poll shows Schleswig-Holsteins state Green Party
on top with 22 per cent.
Karoline Linnert, Green Party leading lady in Sunday Bremen electionsrünen in Bremen
18 may 11 @ 6:34 pm edt
Karoline Linnert, Green Party, Bremen State Secretary of Finance
Green Party is
polling so well before Sunday elelctions, Greens could lead a new coaltion government with conservatives.
Budget passed by Green Party coalition state government in NRW
18 may 11 @ 6:31 pm edt
Sylvia Lohmann, Green Party, and Lt. Gov laughs with Governor after budget is passed.
Green Party enters coalition government in Rhineland Pfalz state legislure
18 may 11 @ 6:28 pm edt
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Green Party polling 24 per cent for Sunday Bremen state elections
17 may 11 @ 7:09 pm edt
Greens at 24 per cent, and could form a coalition with the conservatives polling 20 per cent for Sunday's state elections
Green Party donating funds to rape crisis center
17 may 11 @ 7:04 pm edt
Greens will donate some cash to rape crisis group
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Financial officer becomes Green party candidate in Perth-Wellington
15 may 11 @ 10:29 pm edt
Financial officer becomes Green party candidate in Perth-Wellington
Chris (Desjardins) Doherty, 41,
will carry the Green party banner in Perth-Wellington in the coming provincial election.
Doherty, 41, has been the Green’s chief financial officer for the riding for the past
four years. A longtime city resident and father of three, he has been employed as a general labourer at Cooper-Standard Automotive
for 20 years.
Doherty was acclaimed at a nomination meeting
held Saturday at the home of a party member. His first priority, he said, is to increase membership and then to get members
actively participating when the election campaign begins Sept. 7.
For starters, he would like to see regulations changed to allow Ontario beef farmers to compete “on a level playing
field” with imports. Doherty is also advocating smaller, local green-energy production as distinct from large-energy
wind farms far from consumers that typically result in a 15% load loss in transmission.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Bremen Green Party at 24 % in latest poll - election May 22, 2011
12 may 11 @ 10:26 pm edt
Ian Murphy, Green Party candidate for Congress in special election tonight live..
12 may 11 @ 8:25 pm edt
Kretsch & Green Party off to a "Super Start"
12 may 11 @ 6:53 pm edt
The Green Party has elected it's first Governor. Winfried Kretschmann received votes today from all members of the
Green Party in the state legislature in Baden Wuerttemberg, and even additional votes from the opposition.
The Greenanator, Governor Kretschmann,
"I swear, so help me God."
Green Party faction in state legislature.
Winfried Kretschmann (G) congratulated by Green Party members of the state legislature.
second German TV network has a superb interview with the new Green Party Governor.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Green Party candidate local focus
11 may 11 @ 11:09 pm edt
Green Party candidate Shaunna Salsman with her daughter Trinity is considering a position on District of Sooke council.
Thursday: High Noon for Green Party
11 may 11 @ 10:59 pm edt
The Baden Wuerttemburg state legislature votes Thursday on the new Governor.
Greens and the SPD have 71 elected parliamentary
members. They need 70 votes to elect the new Green Party Governor and cabinet.
Winfried Kretschmann, Green Party's first Governor?
Thursday vote decides...
Winfried Kretschmann, Green Party, in state legislature.
Greens support economic growth and stability
11 may 11 @ 10:54 pm edt
Green party will probably vote in favor of the future European Stability Mechanism, or ESM, in Germany's parliament later
this year, a senior Green lawmaker said Tuesday, easing concerns that Chancellor Angela Merkel'sgovernment would fail to get a majority.
More than a dozen lawmakers
from Merkel's junior coalition partner, the Free Democratic Party, or FDP, have threatened to vote against the setting up
of the ESM. Some members of Merkel's Christian Democrats also are seen rejecting the ESM, raising doubts the Chancellor could
secure a government coalition majority at a vote on the ESM expected in the fall.
The Greens are inclined to support the ESM, Baerbel Hoehn, the party's deputy parliamentary leader told
Dow Jones Newswires.
"One shouldn't use this issue
in a populist way. We need to stabilize the euro," Hoehn said, adding that the party will also approve the bailout for
Portugal in a vote Thursday.
But she added that the costs of
euro-zone bailouts should be kept as low as possible for Germany.
ESM in mid-2013 is set to supplant the euro zone's current rescue facility.
The Greens in a motion to be brought into parliament criticized the euro zone's
current rescue efforts, saying countries such as Greece and Ireland, and soon Portugal, are suffocated by too high interest rates in the bailout loans. The Greens also said it should be verified whether Portugal could ease its debt by selling
Former Mayoral candidate & Green Party activist Dave Croteau files for Mayor of Tucson by Carolyn Classen on May. 11, 2011,
under Life, Politics
11 may 11 @ 10:44 pm edt
Ian Murphy, Green Party excluded from TV debate, and 2nd candidate drops out
11 may 11 @ 10:22 pm edt
WGRZ-TV and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle excluded Green Party candidate Ian Murphy from a debate scheduled
Today the fourth candidate on the ballot, who had been included in the TV debate,
said he would refuse to attend. Last week he voiced his displeasure over the
exclusion of Green Party
candidate Ian Murphy from the debate, based his decision
on what he called the inability of his opponents to tell
not lend my integrity and my reputation for honesty to a forum with two politicians who will say anything to get elected,"
he said in a written release late today. "I will not participate in the alleged debates..."
The latest PPC poll shows:
The numbers: Democratic
Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul 35%, Republican state Rep. Jane Corwin 31%, Tea Party businessman Jack Davis 24%, and Green
Party candidate Ian Murphy (the same person who conducted the infamous 20-minute prank call with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker,
with Murphy posing as Republican financier David Koch) at 2%.
The TPM Poll Average gives Corwin 33.5%, Hochul 33%, Davis 23.5%, and Murphy 1.5%.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Ian Murphy, Green Party candidate in New York's special election for congress wins endorsement
8 may 11 @ 10:27 pm edt
Bremen Green Party at 24 per cent and climbing
8 may 11 @ 1:09 pm edt
Dr. Maike Schaefer, Green Party candidate in Bremen
Bremen State Elections on May
In other Green Party news, both state Green Parties in Rhineland Pfalz, and Baden Wuerttemburg approved coalition
contracts at weekend conventions.
Winfried Herman(G) is expected to be the new BW state Secretary of Transportation. Respected Green
Party leader, Winfried is leaving his seat in the federal parliament to take over the cabinet position in state government.
The New Green Party Star -
Greens agree in Baden Wuerttemberg
Green Party state
special convention approves Green Party Coalition contract in Baden-Württemberg
At the end, Winfried
Kretschmann was celebrated like the rock star of Green Party politics he has now become. Sunflowers, the Green
Party symbol, flew through the air, to the stage, where, Winfried Krestchmann smiled. Kretschmann let Green Party dreams
become reality. The Green Party is on the edge of electing their first Governor. This Thursday is the vote
in the state legislature.
The cabinet has been selected. The Green Party has approved the coalition
contract. Now can the Greens actually elect the first Green Governor with a vote in the new state legislature?
Practically only 2 of the elected Green Party members of the state legislature can vote no. Any more than
that, and Kretschman would not have a majority.
"We are here today
because we want to govern. We will succeed Thursday. Thursday will be a day of joy."
The way for the first Green Party coalition state government Rheinland-Pfalz
This weekend the Green Party state convention agreed to the coalition contract with the SPD. This would
place the Green Party in state government rulling coalition for the next four years.
At the state party meeting
of the Green Party state delegates in Neuwied 205 Delegates voted for the 100 page coalition agreement. There were 13
No votes, and one abstention.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Elizabeth May, Green Party, A good conservative on the economy."
6 may 11 @ 9:34 pm edt
Green Party leader Elizabeth May greets Christa Grace-Warrick in Victoria Tuesday, a day after winning the party’s
first seat in the House of Commons.
“It is true that Elizabeth May is pro environment,” Fraser Smith, a
six-year member of the Reform party’s executive committee said in a statement. “But she is also a very good conservative
when it comes to the economy.”
Green election update: Good night for SNP and Greens
6 may 11 @ 8:41 pm edt
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond looks set to continue with his strategy of establishing Scotland
as the "Saudi Arabia of renewable energy", after the Scottish National Party (SNP) emerged as the big winner of yesterday's national assembly and local elections.
The Green Party was also expecting "a really positive set of results" after making gains in a number of key
English councils and becoming the largest party on Brighton Council.
Vote 2011: Greens gain English council seats
6 may 11 @ 8:38 pm edt
Caroline Lucas, Green Party
Green party leader Caroline Lucas said there is now a sense that the Greens are
a real alternative, after gains in the English local elections.
Greens gained 23 seats across England, and lost 2,
bringing its total number of councillors to 61.
Its biggest win was in Brighton and Hove where it gained 10 seats
to reach 23, but remains five short of a majority.
They also won a further seat in Norwich, bringing its tally to
In Brighton and Hove, the Conservatives dropped 8 to 18, Labour remained at 13 and the Lib Democrats lost their
Ms Lucas said the long presence in the area was probably a factor: "I don't think there's anything
actually intrinsic about Brighton and Hove.
"I think it is simply that we've had a strong presence here for many
years. We've had councillors here since 1996, people have seen Green policies in action, they like what they see, and they
She said the numbers in Norwich were encouraging too.
"The challenge, of course, is to scale this up and to spread it out more widely."
Ms Lucas became the
first Green MP elected to Westminster when she won Brighton Pavilion last year.
"There really is a sense now
that the Greens are a real alternative and once you get that first foot in the door in Parliament, that obviously gives us
more credibility and people have more confidence in voting Green."
The Green Party fielded 1,600 candidates on 5 May.
Green Party emerges as largest party in Brighton and Hove
6 may 11 @ 8:32 pm edt
Greens emerge as largest party in Brighton and Hove
Party wins 23 council seats, a gain of 10, leaving Greens
just short of having an overall majority
MP Caroline Lucas said she
was delighted that voters in Brighton and Hove once again made history by voting in the Greens as the largest party on the
council. Photograph: Haydn West / Rex Features
The Greens have emerged as the
largest party on Brighton and Hove city council after local election gains underlined its importance as a beach-head for
the Greens' broader national ambitions.
Just over a year after Caroline Lucas made history by becoming the Greens'
first MP, the party built on her success by winning 23 council seats in Brighton, a gain of 10, leaving it just short of
an overall majority.
Lucas, who leads the party in England and Wales, said: "This is a fantastic result. I am
delighted that the voters of Brighton and Hove have once again made history, by voting in the Greens as the largest party
on the council. The fact that we held all our seats and gained 10 – with a total of 23 – shows more than ever
the scale of Green support in the city. We have offered people a positive and progressive alternative to the older political
parties, and they have welcomed it.
"Our councillors are determined to get the best possible deal for Brighton
and Hove in these difficult times. And with all the results in, now is the moment for Greens to reach out to the many different
groups – community organisations, businesses, unions and others – and local residents so that together, we can
find the best solutions for this great city."
The Greens won 33% of the vote and displaced the Tories as
the largest party on the council – the first time a local council in the UK has elected the Greens as the largest
party. The Labour Party won 13 seats (32%), the Conservatives 18 (29%), and the Liberal Democrats lost their only seat after
the party limped in with 5% of the vote.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Canada elects Elizabeth May as first Green MP
4 may 11 @ 7:04 pm edt
• Canada's Green party looks to bright future
An American-born environmental lawyer, Elizabeth May, has been elected as Canada's first Green MP.
May, 56, and the leader of Canada's Green party, was elected on Monday night from a seaside community in British Columbia in an upset that unseated Conservative cabinet
minister Gary Lunn.
Her win – in her third run as a Green candidate from three different provinces
– gives the party its highest national profile yet in Canadian politics. Though a national leader, she was excluded
from the televised election debates due to the lack of a parliamentary seat.
"Today we proved that
Canadians want change in politics," she told a victory rally. "No one gave me very good chances of taking a seat
from a cabinet minister when this began, but the enthusiasm of voters across this riding has just been spectacular."
How the Green Party and Elizabeth May were elected
4 may 11 @ 7:01 pm edt
Nissan to supply New York taxis
4 may 11 @ 7:23 am edt
By Bernard Simon in Toronto
Published in FT: May 4 2011
The NV200 was one of three finalists in a contest known as Taxi of Tomorrow under which the city decided to mandate a single model for all its 13,200 cabs.
Michael Bloomberg, New York’s mayor, said the NV200 “is going to be the safest, most comfortable and most
convenient cab the city has ever had”.
It will be the first cab fitted with passenger airbags and will also
feature a large sunroof and charging outlets for mobile devices.
Accessibility played a big role in the contest,
hence the absence of a conventional sedan among the finalists. Fuel economy, safety and value for money were also high on
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Green Party makes history: Elizabeth May wins seat
3 may 11 @ 6:42 am edt
Monday, May 2, 2011
Canada Green Party election results
2 may 11 @ 10:07 pm edt
Canada Election Results here
:Green leader May and her daughter cast ballots to "make history"
Petra Kelly, Green Party founder.
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