Brockley is second Greenest part of London

Hackney blogger Luke Ackhurst has published a list of the wards in which the main candidates recorded their highest levels of support. Brockley and Ladywell reasserted their status as hotbeds of Green politics, by giving candidate Sian Berry her second and sixth highest proportions of the vote.


Top six highest votes for Sian Berry (Green Party):

1. Highgate, Camden: 10.68

2. Brockley, Lewisham: 9.66

3. Clissold, Hackney: 9.35

4. Stoke Newington Central, Hackney: 8.74

5. Kentish Town, Camden: 8.67

6. Ladywell, Lewisham: 8.61


Thanks to Dave for spotting it.

33 comments:

The Cat Man said...

Great. There goes the local economy.

Anonymous said...

Bloody organic olives. Be gone with thee!

Wyclef said...

I expected this to be an article about Brockleys parks, fields an treelined streets, roads and avenues. But no, politics again.

Anonymous said...

I've got green fatigue. Every few years there's some hype bubble about something or other aids, nuclear war, millenium bug etc and we live through it.

Anonymous said...

yeah I remember the scare about fossil fuels becoming scarce. Daft.

Anonymous said...

And what you think that it's beyond human endeavour to transcend that issue? yeah daft.

The green issue is turning into a scam, carbon trading FFS, wake up!

Anonymous said...

No, didn't say that. Would you agree that fossil fuels are a finite resource? Our economy runs on energy so it's right to be worried. Identifying a problem and being worried spurs you to spend time money (lots off) on a solution. Or would you rather wait for the lights to go out and THEN worry?

Anonymous said...

No doubt fossil fuels are finite, in the long term. But what we all know about the long term is that in the long term we're all dead.

So live now worry later, and just to put your mind at rest the lights aren't going out anytime soon. Britain is built on coal. It may be unfashionable to use because it's dirty and not easy to mine but when needs must you can bet your last Euro that we'll be there digging deep.

Anonymous said...

Indeed - start up your engines, stick the heating on and let's all have some veal - you only live once kids!

Anonymous said...

Now you're just being silly. Oh well typical green.

Headhunter said...

This thread looks like someone called "anonymous" with a split personality is having a good old bitch at him/herself... I'm lost

tyrwhitt michael said...

I can't work out how many anons there are or what shade of green they support...

M'lud I put it to you that the case for non annonymous posting is proven.

Danja said...

Death to anonymii.

Nothing wrong with veal, as long as it's free-range. Not eating it doesn't stop the calves dying.

Headhunter said...

"Anonymii" - is that really the right word?!

Not eating veal does stop the calves dying! Less demand = less killing. More demand = calf killing on an industrial scale.

A said...

It's less the anonymity that bothers me than the tired old Clarksonite tantrum-from-the-high-chair logic failures of one of the anonymii.

Let's address it:

"I've got green fatigue. Every few years there's some hype bubble about something or other aids, nuclear war..."

The fact that you're tired of it doesn't mean it's unimportant, it means you're tired. Get more sleep. The fact that there was hype about other things and the world didn't end, doesn't mean that every future claim of planetary disaster henceforward is a will o the wisp.

"The green issue is turning into a scam, carbon trading FFS"

The green issue cannot 'be' a scam. The crisis is objectively there. The fact that some shysters try to make a fast buck or cheat the system through some dodgy carbon trading schemes doesn't make the environmental crisis ignorable - it means there are ineffectual or abusable mechanisms being used to address it.

"So live now worry later, and just to put your mind at rest the lights aren't going out anytime soon. Britain is built on coal. It may be unfashionable to use because it's dirty and not easy to mine but when needs must you can bet your last Euro that we'll be there digging deep."

Live now worry later - morally indefensible. We share this planet, and we share it with our successors. It's not our right to throw our hands up and say 'let's party'. That's the easy, selfish, inhumane, teenaged reaction. UK built on coal - coal will make the problem worse, I doubt I have to explain why.

Sorry everyone for feeding the troll.

Danja said...

No, I made it up.

Most free-range veal are from dairy cows - unless you go vegan, there are dairy calves which are going to die young, whether humans eat them, or dogs, or something else (the French?).

Anonymous said...

No you do need to explain why? That attitude is one of the fundamental problems with the 'green issue' and why people are becoming tired of it. It is one way traffic. Where green prostletyzing is taken as gospel; the truth. Green issues are going unchallenged, it's a case of ' don't question things' because if you do you are "selfish, inhumane" etc, etc.

Well we have seen over the years how this self righteous attitude bulldozes over science and facts, google "Brent Spar". You'll see how Greenpeace propaganda and hype about the disposal of an storage buoy by Shell uk and hype overrode a sensible allround solution.

To repeat hype and hectoring overrode facts. So people will challenge green hype.

Don't mistake polemics for trollery.

Sue Luxton said...

At the risk of being a complete election geek . . .

Worth mentioning that Highgate ward had a council by-election on the same day, a 60% turnout and the Greens gained a seat from the Tories. Unfortunately we didn't quite manage to repeat that feat London-wide or on a mayoral level ;).

However, Green votes for the London-wide list were very encouraging round here (if you're a Green): Brockley 29.9% (+4%), Ladywell 26.8% (+5.8%), Telegraph Hill 22.1% (+1.7%), Crofton Park 19.3% (+3.6%). We just pipped the Lib Dems to second place across the Greenwich & Lewisham constituency on the list vote, with 11.2%, and were a clear second in the Lewisham Deptford parliamentary constituency (Labour 39%, Green 20.5%, Conservative 14.1%, Lib Dem 10%).

A said...

Anonymous, I'm all for questioning and debate based on facts - I'd never criticise that, and greens as much as anyone need to be challenged on that. What I have a problem with is your attitude. One second you seem to be a climate change denier ('it's all a scam'), the next you seem to accept it but take a devil-may-care, nihilistic view. It's that latter that is most offensive, accepting there is a problem but proposing that we continue as normal. Sorry mate, but it's not hectoring or self-righteous to criticise irresponsible nihilistic selfishness.

The Cat Man said...

I think he/she was just trying to cause a stir!

Anonymous said...

Why are you continuing to respond to 'a troll'?

Tressillian James said...

Danja is right about veal - if we don't keep the male calves of dairy herds and raise them in a free range, humane way for pink veal - they will be sent to the continent to be farmed as white veal - which means crating and other horrors.

Headhunter said...

TJ and Danja, I guess you're right about pink veal and the use of male calves in the UK, I fear though, if we are encouraged to eat veal, that we would see an increase in "white" veal imports from the continent where veal calves are often raised in horrific conditions to get that snow white meat and then shipped to this country in trucks over hundreds/thousands of miles

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm Veeeaaaalll. yes please!!

ade said...

to be fair to the green party - they do have policies on issues apart from the environment i did the quiz on whatever the website that helped you choose your candidate for the elections for the Mayor and London Assembly and had to research the green party (i sound like such a geek!!) - i got a flyer last night about the fact that the green party could well win the parliamentary seat for lewisham so no joan r...

Tressilliana said...

I for one will be voting Green for the foreseeable future at every election. I have nothing against Joan Ruddock but I cannot in all conscience vote for her party while it pursues its present policies.

The education 'policy' announced yesterday was an absolute disgrace and as for the 42 days, well, words fail me. What a crew.

It would be fantastic to see Labour lose the next mayoral election in Lewisham. If only everyone had united behind one candidate (ie anyone except Bullock) the last time it would have happened. Next time?

Anonymous said...

In what way do you take issue with the 42 days (or 6 weeks, which sounds more sensible)? Would you prefer a hand-wringing approach to terrorism investigation?

The Cat Man said...

Vote anyone apart from Green.

Theres alot of similarity on ecoonmic issues between the Green Party and the BNP. Both against the Euro, the EU - both are irrational.

I suggest vote Lib Dem.

Anonymous said...

First time I've seen a BNP/Green comparison, but interesting nonetheless.

The Lib Dems have their time and place but at the moment Lewisham, London and the UK as a whole need an injection from one of the ballsier parties so we can all celebrate and be socially conscious again afterwards.

The Cat Man said...

Good point. I don't know any ballsier parties. Well, Lewisham has the Socialists but not sure how large they are nationally.

Anonymous said...

I guess at the moment we're talking a dose of Conservative snout-in-the-trough realism just to wake everyone up a bit. After that they can go back to their organic lattes...

Tressilliana said...

I don't think the LibDems can beat Labour in our wards. The Greens have demonstrated that they can. Tactical voting is the only way to get them out in areas like ours where their core support is still relatively strong.

Anonymous said...

As I said before don't be worrying about the "lights going out" soon.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article4133668.ece


When I was kid we were told there was an ice age coming. Now it's global warming.


Live your life, if you want to be "green" fine, good even but don't be a victim of the hype.

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