The Green Party’s success in Bristol was at the centre of Channel 4’s Political Slot programme.
The Political Slot episode, which aired on Channel 4 on Tuesday 14th March at 7:55pm, shows Bristol City Councillor, Co-Leader of the Green Party and Bristol MP candidate Carla Denyer speaking to fellow councillors and local business owners about why people in Bristol keep voting Green.
Following the election of Patrick McAllister in the Hotwells and Harbourside by-election last month, the Greens are now the largest group on Bristol City Council.
Speaking at the top of the show, Carla said: “People in Bristol care about Green issues, and the political landscape of the city is now clearly telling that story.
“As well as being a national leader of the Green Party, I’ve been a councillor in Bristol since 2015 and I’m standing to be the city’s first Green MP, so I couldn’t be prouder that we now have more Greens on the council than any other political party.”
Speaking on why he thought Greens are getting elected across Bristol, newly elected Green Councillor for Hotwells and Harbourside Patrick McAllister, said:
“When I talk to residents, people really love what the Green Party has to say on the environment and our track record there, but are also being drawn to us because we have the ideas to make this country a better place for everyone. From defending renters’ rights, to fixing Bristol’s broken bus services, to taxing the super wealthy of the UK to help provide for everybody. People like what they see with the Green Party.”
Yassin Mohamud, Green Councillor for Lawrence Hill was elected in the ‘Green Surge’ in 2021, which saw the Greens more than double their number of councillors. Speaking on why he thinks the Greens are doing so well, he said:
“Green’s success is down to representing the local community and supporting their needs. Also working very hard on justice for poorer people.”
Carla finished off the programme by saying, “Here in Bristol, and in towns, villages and cities all over the country, people are embracing the Greens, and they want to see more representation from us, both locally and nationally. Our ambitions for Bristol keep on building. Every day, we Greens are working to make it a fairer, greener city.”