Letter: Baffling ballots
Tuesday 03 November 1998
However, polls of the kind quoted are based on voting intentions for Westminster elections, elections which are held under first-past- the- post, and in which the Green Party's resources are stretched to the point where some constituencies have no candidate. Votes cast in non-Westminster elections are quite different, and in last May's elections, for example, the Green Party averaged 8 per cent of the vote where we stood candidates.
In next year's European elections, the Green Party is confident that within a nationwide campaign and a PR system that ensures that Green votes will count, the UK will for the first time be represented by Green MEPs.
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