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Why Does The Left Ignore The True Progressive Party – The Greens?

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Ian Sinclair journalism

Why Does The Left Ignore The True Progressive Party – The Greens?
by Ian Sinclair
The Guardian
6 January 2014

The Green party of England and Wales has one MP, two MEPs, two London assembly members and 139 city and county councillors. Last year membership stood at 16,000. At the 2010 general election it fielded 310 candidates winning 265,243 votes. In the 2012 London mayoral election, the Green party’s Jenny Jones beat the Liberal Democrat candidate into third place. Despite this very real political presence the Green party seems to be invisible to many on the left in this country. Here are a few recent examples:

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