Poll sees Greens overtake Lib Dems


Green leader Natalie Bennett at Stoneham Park protest 2012

Green leader Natalie Bennett at Stoneham Park protest 2012

The Green Party have pushed the Liberal Democrats into fifth place according to a survey for this month’s European elections, reports The Sunday Times  on its front page today.

A YouGov poll for The Sunday Times finds 8% support for the Greens in the Euro elections, one point ahead of the Lib Dems. The newspaper says the new figures “reveal” the Lib Dems’ “status as a national party is in danger of collapse.”

The polling results echo those released on May 2 by The Green Party. That polling, which was conducted by YouGov and commissioned by the Greens, also had the Green Party on 8% and ahead of the Lib Dems in four of the nine English regions (the North-East, the North-West, Yorks and Humber and Eastern Region) with both parties polling on 11% in London.

A Green Party spokesman said:

“This poll alone doesn’t mean we’ll beat the Lib Dems, but it’s the latest in a series which will, no doubt, strike fear into Lib Dem Leader Nick Clegg’s heart. If, as we expect, we beat the Lib Dems into fifth then surely Clegg’s position as party leader will be called into question.”

At the Green Party campaign launch last week  Green Party leader Natalie Bennett told Eastleigh News that her party supported a referendum on Europe and was a alternative to voting for Ukip.

The Sunday Times also reported that support for the Lib Dems has fallen to such a degree it is having problems finding enough candidates to stand in council elections (which also take place on May 22).

Green Party ‘Real Change’ from Eastleigh News on Vimeo.



  5 comments for “Poll sees Greens overtake Lib Dems

  1. david
    May 4, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Just get rid of them fib dems. ..

  2. Pete Stewart
    May 5, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Most LibDems are (or were) anti-Conservative and most Conservatives are (or were) anti-LibDem so a Coalition government between the two is bound to cause loss of support for both.

  3. May 6, 2014 at 10:01 am

    This report is claptrap. You might want to look at how many lib Dems are standing in the local elections nationally and you’ll find it is more than either UKIP or the greens. Did you even care to bother doing that bit of research?

  4. May 6, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Your comment is claptrap.
    The report is about the Sunday Times/You gov Euro poll which puts the Greens one point ahead of Lib Dems and is 100% accurate.
    It is not about the number of Lib Dems standing in local elections.
    Did you even care to bother to actually read article?

  5. Rosie
    May 9, 2014 at 1:37 pm

    Had the Green Party fielded a candidate for the Eastleigh By Election, it’s quite likely that the Green Party and UKIP would have put Lib Dems into third place, especially with the Borough-wide anger at the Lib Dems claiming to protect our countryside whilst doing the exact opposite. You only have to look at an online satellite map of the “scrub” land they’re protecting off Hamble Lane, and the nearby countryside they’re destroying at conservation sites between the A27 and M27 at Bursledon, adjacent to Manor Farm at Bursledon and Boorley Green, etc, to see what the Lib Dems are really doing. How they manage to mislead so many local voters with their “propaganda” leaflets defies belief, really, and proves that the Lib Dems in EBC and our Parish Councils just can’t be trusted. So sad when in other areas of Hants I’ve lived in Lib Dems acted for the whole of the local community, took decisions objectively, and listened to local people, not just the ones living closest to them …! But then perhaps none of the Lib Dems do that since they’ve been in the Coalition Govt!

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