Green progress in local elections
In the June county council elections the Green Party continued to make steady progress.
The party made its breakthrough onto four county councils - Cambridgeshire (1 seat), Devon (1), Gloucestershire (1) and Suffolk (2).
In Norfolk the Greens held 2 seats and gained 5.
In Lancashire the party successfully defended 1 seat and gained a second. Lancaster Greens also held a city council seat in a by-election, and continue to hold 12 seats on the city council.
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Also last week, two leading Green political activists, Peter Tatchell and Caroline Lucas, were awarded prestigious ethical awards.