“Green Party calls for end to ‘one-party state’ councils” (and so do Independents!)

” … In a speech in south-east London, Mr Bartley – who shares the leadership with MP Caroline Lucas – said more representation for his party at local level will “build a better Britain from the bottom up”.

“We are taking the next step towards getting a Green at every table in every room – a Green on every council,” he said, claiming he could “feel change coming right across the country”.

“There’s not a seat in this country where the Greens cannot win,” he told supporters.

Voters are “tired of the status quo” of “cosy, complacent” councils dominated by just one party, he said, attacking councillors “sat down with a dozen of their mates, toeing the party line”. …”