LibDems to lose; Greens to gain?: New poll.

> YOUGOV: GREENS OUTPOLL LIB-DEMS IN EAST

>

> New polling has the Green

> Party on track to both finish ahead of the Liberal Democrats nationally

> and achieve the target of trebling the number of Greens in the European

> Parliament from two to six.

>

> Polling prepared by YouGov Plc on behalf

> of the Green Party (1), predicts the Green Party is on course to win 8%

> of the vote (see polling attached). The poll was conducted between 30

> April and 1 May 2014.

>

> The Green Party, which currently has two MEPs

> (Jean Lambert and Keith Taylor) are neck-and-neck with the Liberal

> Democrats. Greens are ahead of the Lib Dems in four of the nine English

> regions (the North-East, the North-West, Yorks and Humber and Eastern

> Region) with both parties polling on 11% in London.

>

> IN THE EAST OF

> ENGLAND, THE POLL SHOWS LIB-DEMS ON 6% WITH GREENS ON 7%.

>

> Natalie

> Bennett, Green Party Leader, said:

>

> "We have now entered the election

> period and Green candidates are finally getting a little more airtime

> and access. Voters are responding, whereas it seems the more voters

> focus on the Lib Dems the less likely they are to vote for them."

>

> The

> Greens believe that if they can snatch 4th place in terms of seats, it

> is going to force Nick Clegg out.

>

> Rupert Read, a former Liberal

> Democrat, now lead candidate for the Greens in Eastern region,

> commented:

>

> "Two years ago, the Liberal Democrats were split 50/50 on

> whether Clegg should lead them into the next election. We know that the

> debates were disastrous for the Liberal Democrats, and his tactical

> mistake boosted UKIP's campaign. Clegg's continued leadership of the

> party is under threat and the biggest story coming out of this election

> will be Clegg's resignation. That will depend on the Green Party result,

> more than that of UKIP. "

>

> Natalie Bennett continued:

>

> "When people

> hear about our worked-through policies – cleaning up our dangerously

> dirty air, turning the minimum wage into a Living Wage, providing more

> affordable housing and insulating every home – they vote Green. And when

> they vote Green they get Green. With a national swing of just 1.7% we

> can treble our number of MEPs."

>

> FURTHER INFORMATION/INTERVIEWS:

>

>

> Rupert Read: 07946 459066 / 01603 219294

>

> For more information, please

> contact press@greenparty.org.uk [1] / 020 7549 0315

>

> NOTES FOR EDITORS:

>

>

> All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total

> sample size was 1,813 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 30th

> April – 1st May 2014. The survey was carried out online. The figures

> have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

> Regional voting figures are based on unrepresentative samples and so the

> findings will not be accurate of all adults living in these areas. As

> such the data should be used anecdotally and the margin of error ranges

> from between 8% and 12% in these regions."

> See the data here:

> http://cdn.yougov.com/cumulus_uploads/document/15jn5ythnj/YG-Archive-140501-GreenParty.pdf

>

> ENDS

>

>

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