Women’s Equality Party candidates across England deliver outstanding results in local elections.
Published on 4 May 2018
The results from the local elections are in, and they show a step-change in support for Women’s Equality Party candidates.
Thirty women, the vast majority of whom had never stood for election before, delivered some spectacular results as the electorate responded to our call to hold the other parties to account on their lack of ideas to support women.
Islington candidate Nikki Uppal came second to Labour candidates, leapfrogging the Greens, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives. In Lewisham and in Lambeth, Rebecca Manson Jones and Janet Baker won support from a quarter of voters. And in eight more wards across England, including Tunbridge Wells and Harrogate, more than 10 percent of voters supported our candidates.
Sophie Walker, Leader of the Women's Equality Party, said:
"WE ran 30 candidates in 30 communities because we understand that affordable childcare, access to social care and proper funding for women's refuges and community organisations are just as important as filling in potholes and emptying bins.
"Our candidates inspired party activists and voters alike with their message that politics is for ordinary (and extraordinary) women and that we can remake politics to work better for everyone.”
|Council||Ward||Candidate||% of voters who voted WEP||Number of votes|
|Barnet||West Finchley||Amanda Shribman||10.54%||497|
|Brent||Queens Park||Emma Ko||15.40%||626|
|Bromley||Plaistow & Sundridge||Caroline MacVay||9.44%||440|
|Enfield||Town||Tulip Hambleton||12.9% (estimated)||648|
|Exeter||Duryard and St. James||Bea Gare||3.3%||75|
|Harrogate||St Georges||Jean Laight||10.40%||128|
|Alison Marshall||8.4% (estimated)||444|
|Lambeth||Princes||Eleanor Hemmens||8.1% (estimated)||326|
|Lambeth||Brixton Hill||Janet Baker||24%||842|
|Leeds||Headingley and Hyde Park||Louise Jennings||8.50%||394|
|Lewisham||Lewisham Central||Mandu Reid||8.50%||428|
||Rebecca Manson Jones||26%||1188|
|Richmond||Twickenham Riverside||Caroline Rayfield||18.60%||741|
|Southwark||Goose Green||Claire Empson||22.50%||1,075|
|Southwark||Borough and Bankside||Eileen Scholes||4.90%||118|
|Stockport||Heatons North||Diane Coffey||5%||212|
|Tower Hamlets||Bethnal Green||Jessie Macneil Brown||10%||564|
|Tunbridge Wells||Culverden||Liz Orr||15%||323|