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Greens win in Central-Close in Broomhill

Sheffield Green Party had good results in the May 3rd local elections. Cllr Rob Murphy held Central ward with our biggest ever majority of 429. Bernard Little finished second, just 201 votes behind Labour, in Broomhill, beating Paul Scriven into 3rd place by 293 votes. Election Agent Eamonn Ward comments :

“Labour campaigned hard again to oust us in Central but year round work across the ward underpinned our increased majority. Rob’s win keeps the Greens as one of just 3 parties on the council. Bernard Little fought a strong campaign on ward issues in Broomhill and came up just short – we will be the clear challengers to Labour in the next ward election there in 2014. Our citywide vote held up well and for the first time we beat the Tories into 4th place with 2700 more votes across the city.

Greens have made gains nationally including a net gain of 1 seat in the region. All regional seats were held and we took Kirkburton ward in Kirklees from the Tories.” ENDS

For more information please contact Sheffield Green Party Press Officer Eamonn Ward on 0750 3883740 or

NOTES : The Green vote share across the city was 10.34% (subject to full checking)

Promoted by Eamonn Ward, 73 Eskdale Rd, Sheffield, S6 1Sl on behalf of Sheffield Green Party

Topics: Broomhill, Central, City Wide, Council, Elections, Featured, General