The Green party has pushed the Liberal Democrats into fifth place ahead of the European election on Thursday, according to the latest poll of voting intentions.
The ComRes survey, conducted for the Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror, said 7% of people are “absolutely certain to vote” for the Greens, compared to 6% who said the same for the Lib Dems.
UKIP came out top in the poll, with 35% saying they would support the party, followed by Labour and the Conservatives, which gained 24% and 20% of the public’s support respectively.
Tom Mludzinski, head of political polling at ComRes, said if the poll results were replicated in the election, it would “send shockwaves through Westminster”.
Launching its European election campaign last month, the Green party called on voters to consider politics for “the common good”. The party’s flagship policy includes clean energy, taxing the wealthiest, opposing shale gas development and building a sustainable economy.
The policies, particularly around fracking and clean energy, are likely to be having an impact on the Green party’s support. A survey published last month, found that over two-thirds of Britons would choose to live near a wind farm over a fracking site and the Greens are the only political party to have said it will take action to stop fracking.
In contrast, the government is considering letting fracking firms’ drill on private property without permission by changing the trespass law, a move that is opposed by 74% of Britons.
Speaking to the Financial Times, Caroline Lucas, the Green party’s former leader and only MP, said, “If the [government] thinks onshore wind farms are unpopular because of their landscape intrusion, then they’ve seen nothing yet. [They] have massively underestimated how much there will be a backlash [to fracking].
At this year’s European election, the party is looking to increase its number of MEPs from two to six.
Photo: Edinburgh Greens via Flickr
Like our Facebook Page
Cultivating an Environmentally-Friendly Home
Eco-Friendly Healthcare: Five Steps for a More Sustainable Medical Practice
Embracing Profit and Long-Term Sustainability: An Undeniably Green Future
4 Eco-Friendly Tips to Maximize the Fuel Efficiency of Diesel Generators
How Your Business Can Create a More Sustainable Supply Chain
There is no Planet B: The Growing Importance of ESG
How Municipalities Can Become More Energy Efficient
The 10 Best Eco-Friendly Destinations to Visit in France
5 Incredibly Simple Ways to Make Money Streaming Eco-Friendly Content
5 Great Ways to Have a More Eco-Friendly Wedding This Year
Greta Thunberg: a True Advocate for Environmental and Women’s Rights
The Vegan Revolution: Rise of The Plant-Based Business
Here’s Why Solar Power Demand Has Accelerated Sharply
Africa Must Capitalize on Growing Interest in Sustainable Investments
Creating an Eco-Friendly Garden that is Free of Pests
How to Make Your Ecommerce Business More Eco-Friendly?
Luxury Development for The Ultra-Rich Causing Climate Change Conundrum in Barbuda
How Can Social Media Help In Promoting Sustainable Lifestyle?
4 Electric Car Maintenance Tips to Slash Your Carbon Footprint
3 Things Sustainable Companies Do for ‘Green’ Construction
- Features9 months ago
Eco-Friendly Interior Design Is Easier Than You Might Think
- Features7 months ago
Eco-Friendly Hacks To Create A Durable Shop For Your Home
- Features7 months ago
5 Simple Ways To Create A Greener And Healthier Home
- Environment10 months ago
The Benefits Of Sustainable Agriculture For Farmers