The Green Party are hoping they offered an appealing alternative for voters in Bolton despite funding issues, following the election count closure.
The party ran 11 candidates in the Greater Manchester region.
“We provide an alternative for people,” said Rumworth candidate Alan Johnson. “The three major parties all subscribe to neoliberal politics - they believe there is only one route to sorting out the economy and that is cuts.
“We want to break up the banks into community and mutual banks.”
Green think they have made some gains in Bolton ahead of the election results, believing feedback has been positive, particularly for their safer speed limits pledge to keep some roads capped at 25mph.
Having hinted at funding issues, admitting the party were only able to send out leaflets where they could afford, Farnworth candidate Trevor Bonfield was upbeat about Green’s chances.
“It’s difficult getting people to break lifelong habits, especially when you're part of a smaller party, but we live in hope.”
The party also responded to the issue of the super rich evading taxes with the line: “Fair is worth fighting for.”