The Greens may have achieved their sought-after mainstream credibility, and scored some wins in government, but commentators warn this will not necessarily result in more votes. On the contrary – it might even result in a loss of enthusiasm from their own side.

This can be seen in the fact that much of the praise for their recent achievements is coming from mainstream or conservative sources - unlikely to vote for the party - while the Greens' more traditional support base of environmentalists and left-wingers are less than impressed with their new realism and respectability.

This conundrum was very


Greens' questions ahead of annual conference