Hannah Patton, the Green Party's parliamentary candidate for Maidstone and the Weald achieved 3% (1396) votes and Tim Valentine, our candidate for Faversham and Mid Kent achieved 4% (1768 votes). Maidstone Green Party congratulates both candidates.
Elsewhere in the country, Caroline Lucas was re-elected as the Green MP for Brighton and Darren Hall narrowly missed out from being the Green MP for Bristol West.
In the Borough Coucnil elections, where turnout was twice as high as normal due to the parliamentary elections, we did well too:
Bearsted: Ciaran Oliver - 4%
Coxheath and Hunton Ward: Mike Summersgill - 4%
Downswood and Otham Ward: Elaine Boylett - 3%
East Ward: Hannah Patton - 5%
Fant Ward: Ian McDonald - 10%
High Street Ward: Gareth Phillips - 6%
Marden and Yalding: Rob Millar - 4%
North Ward: Donna Greenan - 5%
Shepway North: Steve Muggeridge - 5%
South Ward: Guy Tanner - 3%
Staplehurst - David George 4%
Sutton Valence and Langley Ward: Derek Eagle - 9%