In Chingford and Woodford Green, Rebecca Tully took 4.3% of the vote, meaning a 2.7% increase over 2010 results.
Rebecca said: "To take 4.3% of the vote in this area is a huge achievement and down to the many local Green Party members and supporters who got behind the campaign. I am grateful to every one of those that used their voting voice and voted for me, we will continue to represent that voice through our local campaigns. We're here to stay!
For over twenty years I have lived in East London; working and volunteering in Chingford, supporting community groups in Redbridge and getting muddy in Epping Forest.
I love getting people involved and more importantly seeing them achieve their goals; from my daughter writing her first letters, to those I work with finding new skills and new jobs.
I know I’m not the only one disturbed by the effect of current government’s policies on people living in this constituency, especially those on low incomes, living with long-term illnesses or disabilities, or experiencing the squeeze on the small businesses that are vital to our community.
I am passionate about how Green Party policies can improve the lives of locals – affecting the food we eat, the places our children play, the shops that serve us and our standard of health, education and social services. Green policies are driven by the basic values of equality and social justice, but they are also practical and I want to show that they make sense for everyone in Chingford and Woodford Green.
If you would like to be part of a creative campaign to share the message that cuts and austerity are not the only way, and that ALL people matter – please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome people with the passion to want to help communities in Waltham Forest and Redbridge. The Green Party have been successful in elections throughout the country, and we'd love to add to that.