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Fishergate confirmed as ‘the Green ward’!

 

Thanks to all Fishergate voters who supported the Greens on Thursday securing both seats for the Green Party for a third term of 4 years.

 

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Votes

BLENKHARN, Kristina Anne (Labour) 963
D’AGORNE, Andy (Green Party) 1632
KNAPPER, Dean (Liberal Democrat) 257
MORRIS, Judith Mary (UKIP) 263
SIDLEY, Daniel Nathan (Labour) 765
TAYLOR, Dave (Green Party) 1422
WHITESIDE, James (Liberal Democrat) 222

 

A real vote of confidence in the face of strong campaigning in the ward from a resurgent Labour Party who have swept to overall control in York –  including in the process removing the Leader and former Lib Dem leader from their council seats. Unfortunately the growth of the Labour vote meant we failed to gain any further seats in York, coming close again in Micklegate. However nationally the big news for the Greens was taking control of Brighton and Hove council with 23 councillors – Britains first major authority Green council. We have also become the largest party in Norwich. Although we no longer have a no overall control situation and the Conservatives have pushed Lib Dems into third place, there is now also an Independent, and a former Green who stood for Labour on a ’20s plenty’ campaign mission! Could be interesting….

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Dipping my toe into wordpress blogosphere after the site that I started out with ceased to have government funding and wanted £200 pa for me to carry on using it! So Fishergate residents, dont forget that the ward meeting is coming up at York Cemetery (not as gloomy as it sounds – its a nature reserve too!) on July 20th Arrive anytime from 7pm if you want to button hole your councillors – if you arrive after 8pm we will be next door in the extra care home Auden House or after 9.30 out hunting bats!

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