6th May 2005
Labour elected nationally with 67 seat majority yet only 21% vote for them
Martin Whiteside (pictured at results left), the Green parliamentary candidate in Stroud, increased the Green Vote by 59%, gained over 5% of the vote and kept their deposit for the first time.
Commenting on the result Martin Whiteside said: "I wish to congratulate David Drew on winning this election, but this is a sad day for British democracy when Labour romp home with a significant 66 seat majority with the support of only 21% of the total electorate; a record low for a winning party and 159 more seats than the Tories who only polled 3% less than Labour!"
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