Regions

England
   North East
   North West
   Yorkshire
   East Midlands
   West Midlands
   East
   South East
   South West
   London
Not England
   N Ireland
   Scotland
   Wales
Great Britain
United Kingdom

Green parties

Description

There are in fact three green parties in the UK, founded when the Green Party (UK) amicably split in 1990:

They are considered together in this website as they all share the same philosophy, and consequently a swing towards one green party is likely to be reflected as a swing towards them all.

The Greens got 8.6% of GB votes in 2009, which was 2.5 points more than they had achieved in 2004 or 1999, although that increase in votes didn't give them any more seats -- in all three elections they won 2 seats.

This is because there is an implied hurdle in the voting system at about 10% of the vote: if a party gets more than that, they will get seats at least proportional to their vote, but if they get a lower vote share, they will get a lower proportion of seats than votes. So for example, the Greens got 8.4% of UK votes but only 2.8% of seats.

This effect could work to the Greens' advantage if they do well: for example if they get an extra 2% of votes across the UK, they will win 6 seats, three time more than they currently have.

Result in 2009 for Green

Region Votes %Vote Quotas Seats Graph
SE England 271,506 11.63 1.28 1/10
London 190,589 10.88 0.98 1/8
SW England 144,179 9.30 0.65 0/6
East of England 141,016 8.80 0.70 0/7
Yorkshire 104,456 8.52 0.60 0/6
NW England 127,133 7.70 0.69 0/8
Scotland 80,442 7.28 0.51 0/6
East Midlands 83,939 6.84 0.41 0/5
West Midlands 88,244 6.24 0.50 0/7
NE England 34,081 5.78 0.23 0/3
Wales 38,160 5.57 0.28 0/4
N Ireland 15,764 3.25 0.13 0/3
Total 1,319,509 8.45 2/73
England 1,185,143 8.88 2/60
North England 265,670 7.66 0/17
Midlands 172,183 6.52 0/12
South England 747,290 10.32 2/31
Not England 134,366 5.91 0/13
Great Britain 1,303,745 8.61 2/70
United Kingdom 1,319,509 8.45 2/73

Key:

  • Votes - the votes the party got in that region
  • %Vote - the percentage of total votes in that region the party got
  • Quotas - the number of d'Hondt quotas the party got. A party is guaranteed a seat for each quota it gets, and may receive more. This is a measure of how close a party is to getting a seat.
  • Seats - how many seats the party got out of the total available
  • Graph - a bargraph of the party's vote share in a region