Great results for St Albans Greens, in line with national trend
9 May 2021
St Albans Greens were delighted to see the re-election of Councillor Simon Grover in St Peter’s ward at the 6 May elections, with a 60% vote share and over 1,000 more votes than the second placed candidate.
Elsewhere in the district the party’s candidates came second in two wards and third ahead of Labour in many others. The local party’s improved performance reflected the nationwide Green surge at these elections, which saw record votes for the party in London, Wales, Scotland, and a net gain of 85 seats in councils across England. It was the second best local election result in the party’s history, bettered only in 2019.
Simon Grover commented, “People in St Albans district clearly recognise the hard work we’ve been doing at the Council and in the community, and it’s wonderful to see our votes increase across the board. 1,000 people have joined the party since Election Day, and we are asking everyone who voted Green to consider joining us so we can have an even louder voice for environmental and social justice in the district.”
The Greens also secured their first County Councillor in Hertfordshire since 2009, Ben Crystall in Hertford.