Election news: Greens win six seats on Reigate & Banstead Council

Five of the six Green Councillors: L-R Steve McKenna, Hal Brown, Sue Sinden, Ruth Ritter and Jonathan Essex

We’re celebrating big wins in this week’s local elections.

We now have six councillors on Reigate & Banstead Council, where the whole council was re-elected following boundary changes.

We won all three seats in Earlswood & Whitebushes, where we previously held one. The ward is now represented by Hal Brown, Ruth Ritter and Sue Fenton.

And we won all three seats in Redhill East, where Sue Sinden joins Jonathan Essex and Steve McKenna on the Council.

We also had two near misses: in South Park & Woodhatch Lynne Burnham missed being electing by just 33 votes, and in Horley East & Salfords Simon Pinto was 62 votes short.

The lead opposition party

In all but one ward where the Conservatives won, the Greens came second, cementing our position as the lead opposition party in Reigate & Banstead.

Campaign organiser Sarah Finch said, β€œWe are thrilled with the results. With a bigger team, our Councillors can have even more impact as they press for action on climate change, better transport and recycling, genuinely affordable homes and community facilities, and a fairer society. They will provide strong and constructive opposition on the Conservative-dominated Council.”

β€œWe’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted Green. And a massive thank you too to everyone who helped with the campaign. It was a huge team effort.”

Read about the candidates here

Green wins across Surrey – breakthroughs onto five Councils

Elsewhere in Surrey, the number of Green Council seats soared from three to 14. Greens broke through onto five new Councils: Waverley; Guildford; Surrey Heath; Runnymede and Spelthorne. Read more about the Green results in Surrey

Earlswood & Whitebushes result

Hal Brown, Green Party – 1,452 – elected
Ruth Ritter, Green Party – 1,194 – elected
Sue Fenton, Green Party – 1,119 – elected
Barbara Thompson, Conservative – 574
Chris Reynolds, Conservative – 573
Shysta Manzoor, Conservative – 496
Joe Fox, UKIP – 291
James Sunderland, Labour – 272
Rex Giles, Labour – 255
Anthony Anderson, Liberal Democrat – 252
Jody Salisbury, Labour – 235
Jane Kulka, Liberal Democrat – 229

Redhill East result

Jonathan Essex, Green Party – 1,373 – elected
Steve McKenna, Green Party – 1,187 – elected
Sue Sinden, Green Party – 1,099 – elected
Richard Coad, Conservative – 434
Paul Bevan, Conservative – 371
Abhishek Sachdeva, Conservative – 252
John Berge, Labour – 179
Stuart Holmes, Liberal Democrat – 167
Ann Watkins, Labour – 152
Gemma Roulston, Liberal Democrat – 151
Alastair Richardson, UKIP – 150
Andrew Cressy, Liberal Democrat – 149
Tony Robinson, Labour – 117

Read the Reigate & Banstead results in full

Read the Tandridge results in full


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