Monday, 18 May 2009

Greens In The News

The media don't normally have much time for small parties like the Greens, but during Election periods we get somewhat closer to balance. In the last few days there has been a refreshing focus on the Green Party in the national media. Its not always flattering, but at least they give us a chance.

Caroline Lucas Guardian interview; 'Caroline Lucas should be the luckiest woman in politics. More than 20 years ago she joined a minor, leftfield party: today its defining issue has become the biggest political issue in the world'

Caroline Lucas Indy interview 'the Greens are at last presenting a united front – and their leader might even become her party's first MP'

Two in five say they will refuse to vote or select one of the minor parties, such as the Greens or Ukip, rather than support the Tories, Labour or the Liberal Democrats, a ComRes poll shows. Andrew Hawkins, chief executive of ComRes, said: "I can't remember any time when the minor parties were at anything like this level."

A ComRes poll of European voting intentions, put the Tories on 28 per cent, Labour on 20 and the Lib Dems on 14. Ukip were on 15, the Greens on 11 and the BNP on 4 per cent.

A YouGov poll, commissioned by the Green party and published today shows 34% of respondents said they would either definitely be voting Green or would consider voting Green. This is the highest percentage ever to indicate potential support for the Greens, according to YouGov.

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