Green Party of England and Wales

The Green Party of England and Wales (sometimes abbreviated GPEW) is one of the successor parties to the Green Party (UK) which split up amicably in 1990 -- the other successor parties are the Scottish Green Party and the Green Party in Northern Ireland.

GPEW got 8.6% of the vote in 2009, which was a record performance by them. (Previously, the old Green Party had got 15% of the vote in the 1989 European election, but because the election hasd been held under FPTP, had not won any seats). GPEW also won their first Westminster seat a year later, when their then leader Caroline Lucas was elected MP for Brighton Pavillion.