27 May 2014
GREENS GAIN FIRST EVER SOUTH WEST MEP
Dr Molly Scott Cato has made history by becoming the first Green Party MEP for the South West. The Green Party took the 6th and last seat, their 166,477 vote share rising from 9.3% in 2009 to 11.2% in 2014.
Speaking shortly after the results were announced, Molly Scott Cato said: “It is fantastic that the South West now has a Green voice in Europe. I would like to thank everyone who voted Green on Thursday, and I am looking forward to representing the South West in Brussels.”
Local Green Councillor Ricky Knight, the only North Devonian on any of the party lists, added: “After forty years of chipping away at the edifice of our political system, I am just elated that enough people across the region saw the sense of voting for a genuinely positive and progressive alternative. In Molly, the South West now has an exemplary and inspiring Green voice, joining all the other Green MEPs in Brussels”.