On Thursday 6th May the South Belfast Greens attended the constituency count at the Kings Hall in support of candidate Adam McGibbon. Whilst SDLP incumbent Alastair McDonnell held onto the seat with a majority of almost 6000, the Greens put in their strongest performance yet in the constituency, with Adam winning 1036 votes and 3% of the vote. In his concession speech, Mr McGibbon praised the success of Green Party candidate Caroline Lucas in Brighton, who went on to win the seat – as well as condemning the bomb threat that had put a temporary halt to the count in Derry earlier in the evening.
The South Belfast Green Party would like to thank the 1036 people who voted for Adam, and who share our aims for sustainable economic growth and job creation, a cleaner and less corrupt standard of public service, as well as stronger regulation of local air traffic in the constituency. We will continue to work towards achieving these goals, and hope that we can rely on your continued support in next year’s Stormont and local elections.