When I read the news and saw the first YouGov poll for the Assembly elections next year I decided to look up the data in more detail to see the Regional List results.
And I'm glad I did, because it had Greens on 9% in South Wales Central, our target region where we have best chance of electing our first AM next year. This figure is more than enough - between 7-8% would usually be enough to get a Green into the Senedd. Last time there was an election using proportional representation we got 6.4% in the region, showing we're on the way and can do it.
So now we have this data to show to people and say that Greens can get elected next year, we just need to convince people that there are good reasons to vote Green on the list - to oppose the ConDem's ideological and economically illiterate spending cuts and to argue for investment in green jobs to set us onto the path for a low-carbon future, and to get us out of recession in a way the right-wing ideas of slash and burn won't.
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