SARAH-JANE McKenzie (Letters, December 27) highlights a real issue with TV coverage of the Greens.

At the end of May this year, I complained about the lack of coverage by the BBC of Greens’ success in the elections earlier that month. It is worth doing, as the complaint goes straight to the staff concerned and the BBC has to respond. If you think the BBC is failing to broadcast a balanced debate, complain directly: or via

There have been a number of complaints about the BBC bias against the Greens. On a recent regional report on The Daily Politics show, they gave a graph showing the opinion poll ratings for the Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem and UKIP score but not the Greens, despite the Greens polling one per cent above the Lib Dems.

Nigel Farage has been on Question Time 29 times since 2010, while the Greens have been on ten times, despite them having had an MP for longer.

ITV are also still proposing to invite UKIP onto the ‘Leaders’ Debate’ but not the Greens, in spite of an ICM opinion poll showing that 79 per cent of the public felt the Greens should be included.

Ginnie Shaw, Prospective Parliamentary candidate for the Green Party for York Outer, Derwent Mews, Osbaldwick, York.