Hertfordshire County Council elections

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Hertfordshire County Council in England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes, that took effect for the 2001 election, 77 councillors are elected for single member districts.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973 - 1977
Conservative 1977 - 1985
No overall control 1985 - 1989
Conservative 1989 - 1993
No overall control 1993 - 2001
Conservative 2001–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

By-elections are held for any vacancies that arise between elections.

1993-1997[edit]

Cheshunt West By-Election 18 July 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gerald Game 1,067 62.0
Labour Sylvia Courtnage 424 24.6
Liberal Democrat Henry Appiah 231 13.4
Majority 643 37.4
Turnout 1,722 14.83
Conservative hold Swing
Kings Langley By-Election 26 September 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,406 50.9
Labour 1,083 39.2
Liberal Democrat 273 9.9
Majority 323
Turnout 2,762
Conservative hold Swing

1997-2001[edit]

South East Hemel Hempstead By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,842 47.8 +12.6
Labour 1,642 42.1 -6.0
Liberal Democrat 388 10.1 -6.6
Majority 218 5.7
Turnout 3,854 34.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Hitchin North East By-Election 17 February 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,399 50.6 -4.8
Conservative 1,106 40.1 +12.4
Liberal Democrat 166 6.0 -11.0
Natural Law 95 3.4 +3.4
Majority 293 10.5
Turnout 2,766 24.9
Labour hold Swing
Offa By-Election 13 April 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,293 51.7 +11.3
Labour 941 37.6 -5.5
Liberal Democrat 240 9.6 -6.9
Natural Law 27 1.1 +1.1
Majority 352 14.1
Turnout 2,501 27.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bushey Heath By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,590 60.3 +5.1
Liberal Democrat 808 30.7 +3.6
Labour 237 9.0 -8.7
Majority 782 29.6
Turnout 2,635 32.7
Conservative hold Swing
Shephall By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,434 65.6 +5.1
Conservative 482 22.0 -1.6
Liberal Democrat 270 12.4 +0.3
Majority 952 43.6
Turnout 2,186 23.5
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

St. Albans North By-Election 12 July 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,445 41.3 +3.9
Liberal Democrat 1,113 31.8 -0.2
Conservative 912 26.1 -4.5
Independent 25 0.7 +0.7
Majority 332 9.5
Turnout 3,495 34.7
Labour hold Swing
Meriden Tudor By-Election 28 November 2002[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Audrey Oaten 1,413 51.0 +35.1
Labour Geoffrey O'Connell 817 29.5 -14.6
Conservative Richard Southern 472 17.0 -15.8
Green Ian West 70 2.5 -0.7
Majority 596 21.5
Turnout 2,772 27.7
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Hatfield South By-Election 19 June 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,246 48.8 +11.5
Labour 933 36.6 -8.5
Liberal Democrat 372 14.6 -3.0
Majority 313 12.2
Turnout 2,551 26.8
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Kings Langley By-Election 18 September 2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,851 59.9 +8.8
Liberal Democrat 625 20.2 +2.3
Labour 614 19.9 -5.6
Majority 1,226 39.7
Turnout 3,090 30.2
Conservative hold Swing
Hertford All Saints By-Election 5 February 2004
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 1,064 52.5 +11.4
Labour 559 27.6 -5.6
Liberal Democrat 403 19.9 -5.8
Majority 505 24.9
Turnout 2,026 21.8
Conservative hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Shephall By-Election 15 September 2005[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Lloyd 1,144 45.5 -5.5
Liberal Democrat Elisabeth Knight 994 39.6 +18.8
Conservative Ralph Dimelow 374 14.9 -13.3
Majority 150 5.9
Turnout 2,512 28.1
Labour hold Swing
Knebworth and Codicote By-Election 22 June 2006[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Thake 1,759 69.7 +14.4
Labour Joseph McWalter 322 12.7 -5.6
Liberal Democrat Debra Wilkins 310 12.3 -7.0
Green Stuart Madgin 133 5.2 -1.8
Majority 1,437 57.0
Turnout 2,524 23.0
Conservative hold Swing
Harpenden South West By-Election 7 February 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Teresa Heritage 2,161 66.6 +10.4
Liberal Democrat Alison Steer 819 25.3 -0.4
Labour Linda Spiri 153 4.7 -7.2
Green Annette Tate 110 3.4 -2.8
Majority 1,342 41.3
Turnout 3,243 30.2
Conservative hold Swing
Bedwell By-Election 27 March 2008[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sharon Taylor 1,452 56.5 +1.0
Conservative Leslie Clark 625 24.3 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Len Lambert 329 12.8 -6.8
UKIP Rick Seddon 165 6.4 +6.4
Majority 827 32.2
Turnout 2,571 29.0
Labour hold Swing

2009-2013[edit]

Borehamwood North By-Election 22 October 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Plancey 982 44.5 +5.5
Labour Leon Reefe 928 42.1 +13.2
Liberal Democrat Robert Gamble 170 7.7 -4.6
Independent Frank Ward 125 5.7 -0.1
Majority 54 2.4
Turnout 2,205 18.5
Conservative hold Swing
St Albans South By-Election 3 June 2010[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Martin Frearson 1,482 42.1 +2.6
Conservative Salih Gaygusuz 1,250 35.5 +4.1
Labour Iain Grant 540 15.3 -0.1
Green Kate Metcalf 249 7.1 -6.7
Majority 232 6.6
Turnout 3,521 33.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bishops Stortford West By-Election 5 May 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Colin Bernard Woodward 2,483 52.7% +7.6%
Liberal Democrat Robert Ian Taylor 1,256 26.6% +0.6%
Labour Alexander Julian Young 977 20.7% +10.5%
Majority 1,227
Turnout 4,716
Conservative hold Swing

At the preceding election there had also been candidates for the British National Party (307 votes, 8.0%) and for the Green Party (392 votes, 10.3%).

Waltham Cross By-Election 22 March 2012[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dee Hart 1,389 56.44 +14.54
Labour Malcolm Aitken 837 34.01 +6.91
UKIP Albert Nicholas 159 6.46 +6.46
Liberal Democrat Peter Huse 76 3.09 -10.51
Majority 552 22.43
Turnout 2,461 22.88
Conservative hold Swing
Meriden Tudor By-Election 3 May 2012[12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Kareen Mary Hastrick 1231 40.2 -3.3%
Labour Diana Mary Ivory 791 25.8 +13.1%
Conservative Richard Lloyd Vaughan Southern 534 17.4 -10.2%
UKIP Nicholas Richard Lincoln 351 11.5 n/a
Green Paula Mary Evelyn Broadhurst 154 5.0 -2.5%
Majority 440 12.6%
Turnout 3061 33.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Election caused by the resignation of previous incumbent.

Hemel Hempstead Town By-Election 21 June 2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Wyatt-Lowe 1413 47.8 -3.0
Labour Mike Bromberg 693 23.5 +8.8
Liberal Democrat Chris Angell 456 15.4 -5.8
Green Paul Harris 180 6.1 -7.2
UKIP Howard Koch 151 5.1 +5.1
Independent Rodney Tucker 61 2.1 +2.1
Majority 720
Turnout 23.8
Conservative hold Swing

Election caused by the resignation of previous incumbent.[15] Percentage change is since June 2009.

2013-2017[edit]

Hitchin North By-Election 12 September 2013 [16] [17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Judi Candida BILLING 1250 47.8 +1.8
Conservative Alan MILLARD 673 25.7 -7.0
Liberal Democrat Lisa Victoria COURTS 246 9.4 +2.8
UKIP John Finbarr BARRY 235 9.0 +9.0
Green Gavin NICHOLSON 212 8.1 -6.6
Majority 577
Turnout 2621 22.42
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Caused by the death of the previous incumbent.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your County Councillors". Hertfordshire. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Hertfordshire". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Hertfordshire". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  4. ^ "Election Results - County By-election 28 November 2002". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  5. ^ "Labour and lucky Tories make council gains". London: guardian.co.uk. 2005-09-16. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  6. ^ "Result of poll" (PDF). North Hertfordshire District Council. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  7. ^ "Election Results - Bedwell Division and Pin Green Ward". Stevenage Borough Council. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  8. ^ "Tory victory in by-elections". This Is Local London. 2009-10-23. Retrieved 2009-10-23. 
  9. ^ "Liberal Democrats retain both seats in by election". St Albans & Harpenden Review. 2010-06-04. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
  10. ^ http://www.broxbourne.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/elections_and_voting/waltham_cross_election_2012.aspx
  11. ^ http://www.hertsdirect.org/your-council/councillors/hccelections/bielect/2012byelect/walthamcrossbyel220312/
  12. ^ http://www.hertsdirect.org/your-council/councillors/hccelections/bielect/2012byelect/meridentudor/results/
  13. ^ http://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/news/9689716.County_by_election__Lib_Dems_retain_Tudor_and_Meriden/
  14. ^ http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/pdf/declaration%20results%20HCC.pdf
  15. ^ http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/local/by-elections-date-is-set-after-former-mayor-s-shock-porn-arrest-1-3853800
  16. ^ http://www.north-herts.gov.uk/hitchin_north_declaration_of_result_of_poll.pdf
  17. ^ http://www.englishelections.org.uk/england/lby/east/hitchinnorth.php

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