Nationally, the Green Party is growing fast. Greens represent voters at Westminster, in the London Assembly, and in a record number of local councils.
Here in Leicester, we're currently working to elect Green Councillors, who will add much-needed green voices to the City Council chamber and address critical issues such as climate change, social justice and the shortage of affordable housing that the other parties will not face up to or are not moving quickly enough on.
We're working progressively on local issues, to improve the lives of everyone in the city, and to protect and restore our local environment. As part of the Green Party of England & Wales, we share a deep concern for social and environmental justice, expressed through our national policies.
Leicester's Local Politics
Leicester City Council has 54 seats representing 21 wards, and the last local election took place in 2019. As of 2021, the Labour Party holds 52 of these seats, the Liberal Democrats one, and the last is held by an independent.
Such a dominant position for any one party is unhealthy for debate in a democracy. Without functioning opposition, the controlling party faces no pressure to change or expose itself to new ideas. It promotes sluggish government and complacency. We desperately need to change that.
Leicester Green Party's campaign leading up to the next local election in 2023 is already underway.
Our key goal is to get local Green councillors elected in the city. You could help by delivering leaflets, coordinating campaigns, writing to local media and councillors, scrutinising the council, and in so many other ways.
We hold at least four members' meetings a year as well as campaign meetings, speaker events and social events.
To join us, visit the national party's main website. Once you've joined, your local party in Leicester will be informed, and you'll start receiving information from us.
The Green Party Political Programme sets out what Greens are in politics to do: to end the system that keeps hurting the environment and all of us who rely on it – and to build a better alternative.
This Programme isn’t like other parties’ manifestos, it has not been squeezed through focus groups and stripped down according to the latest polling. Instead it has been built from policies proposed and voted on by our members, looking to secure the long term future of the places and people they love.
It’s a vision of a better world, and together we can deliver it.
Click below to learn more about the national Green Party's political programme.