The Green Party has said it is "delighted" with its performance in Three Rivers at the local elections.

One of the party's candidates - Chris Mitchell - came very close to taking a seat in Croxley Green, which he says was thanks to as "fantastic team effort" from Green party campaigners.

Cllr Mitchell, who has been a parish councillor in Croxley Green for ten years, polled 961 votes for the Greens in Dickinsons ward, which was up from 119 votes in 2019.

The Liberal Democrat candidate, Paul Rainbow, retained the seat for his party, winning 1,078 votes.

Reflecting on his result, Cllr Mitchell said: "Thank you to everyone who voted for me. A special thank you to the many volunteers who helped producing leaflets, leafleting and canvassing. Without their help we could not have got our message across so well. It was a fantastic team effort.

"This great result shows it was only ever a race between the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party.

"I will carry on working for Croxley Green as a parish councillor and in all the other community activities in in our fabulous village. I hope to stand for election for the Green Party in Dickinsons Ward again next year."

Parish councillor and Dickinsons district candidate Chris Mitchell

Parish councillor and Dickinsons district candidate Chris Mitchell

Cllr Mitchell says his top priorities include protecting the greenbelt from "unrealistic and unsustainable housing targets set by national government", "improving" communication and consultation with local residents about the district council’s initiatives, and ensuring that community assets, such as the British Red Cross Hall in Croxley Green is "used for the benefit of the community".