St Albans City and District Council election, 2012

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The 2012 St Albans Council election is took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of St Albans Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other United Kingdom local elections, 2012. The Council remained in "no overall control", but with the Conservatives holding half of the seats.

These seats were previously contested in 2008, with the exception of one extra seat in London Colney, which had become vacant at the resignation of Conservative councillor Irene Willcocks, and the St Peter's seat, which had been won by the Green Party in a by-election in 2011. After this election (and including earlier by-elections), the composition of the council was:

Conservatives 29 seats
Liberal Democrats 19 seats
Labour 8 seats
Green 1 seat
Independent 1 seat

Overall, the Conservatives lost 1 seat but gained 1, for a total of 8; the Liberal Democrats lost 4 seats, but won in 5; and the Labour Party gained 4 (one from the Conservatives and three from the Liberal Democrats). The Council's only Green Party and Independent councillors both held their seats.

St Albans Local Election Result 2012[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 1 1 0 42% 14,598
  Liberal Democrat 5 0 4 -4 26% 9625
  Labour 4 4 0 +4 21% 8075
  Green 1 0 0 0 5% 3313
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 274
  English Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 83
  Independent 1 0 0 0 5% 2164

Ward results[edit]

Ashley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Momotaz Rahim 768 35.8
Liberal Democrat Nik Alatortsev 702 32.7
Conservative Guy Martin Young 431 20.1
Green Graham Ward 246 11.5
Majority 66 3.1
Turnout 2147 38.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Batchwood[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malachy Pakenham 896 48.5
Conservative Tim Smith 395 21.4
Liberal Democrat Allan Siao Ming Witherick 384 20.8
Green Naomi Love 171 9.3
Majority 501 27.1
Turnout 1846 33.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Clarence[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Christopher James White 880 42.5
Conservative Joe Hames 494 23.9
Labour Matthew Wilson 383 18.5
Green Jack Edward Easton 312 15.1
Majority 386 18.7
Turnout 2069 40.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Cunningham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Geoff Harrison 735 39.5
Conservative Jim Vessey 394 21.2
Labour Co-op John Metcalf 386 386
UKIP Michael Mason 151 8.1
Green Greg Riener 113 6.1
English Democrats Alan Robert Malin 83 4.5
Majority 341 18.3
Turnout 1862 38.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Harpenden East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rosemary Farmer 920 53.2
Liberal Democrat Maria Moyes 420 24.3
Labour Co-op Rosemary Elsbeth Ross 250 14.5
Green Lorna Hann 139 8.0
Majority 500 28.9
Turnout 1729 31.6
Conservative hold Swing
Harpenden North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Julie Bell 806 46.9
Independent John Chambers 434 25.2
Labour Linda Ann Spiri 226 13.1
Liberal Democrat Gordon Burrow 170 9.9
Green Lucy Eggleston 84 4.9
Majority 372 21.6
Turnout 1720 32.4
Conservative hold Swing
Harpenden South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Heritage 1280 71.1
Labour Michael Philip Gray-Higgins 215 33.6
Liberal Democrat Andrew Peter Crofts 196 10.9
Green Pete Eggleston 110 6.1
Majority 1065 59.1
Turnout 1801 33.6
Conservative hold Swing
Harpenden West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Charles Weaver 1345 66.8
Liberal Democrat Alison Mary Steer 280 13.9
Labour Geoffrey James Dignum 251 12.5
Green Lydia El-Khouri 136 6.8
Majority 1065 52.9
Turnout 2012 35.1
Conservative hold Swing
London Colney[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dreda Gordon 1162
Conservative Simon James Calder 912
Conservative Dave Winstone 859
Labour Ian Orton 813
Independent Malcolm MacMillan 556
Green Mary Warren 197
Liberal Democrat Vibs Nazeri 114
Liberal Democrat Mark Anthony Pedroz 84
Majority
Turnout
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Marshalwick North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Janet Churchard 889 44.5
Conservative Lyn Bolton 713 35.7
Labour John Paton 239 12.0
Green Rosalind Paul 155 7.8
Majority 176 8.8
Turnout 1996 40.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Marshalwick South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Heidi Suzanne Allen 929 39.8
Liberal Democrat Melvyn Roy Teare 651 27.9
Labour Iain Charles Grant 441 18.9
Green Jill Mills 188 8.1
UKIP Philip John Singleton 123 5.3
Majority 278 11.9
Turnout 2332 44.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Park Street[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David John Yates 945 45.7
Conservative Stella Nash 766 37.0
Labour Martin Gerard McGrath 258 12.5
Green Robert Barton 100 4.8
Majority 179 8.7
Turnout 2069 36.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Redbourn[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Tony Swendell 1174 59.5
Conservative Victoria Caroline Mead 624 31.6
Labour Richard Eric Windle 175 8.9
Majority 550 27.9
Turnout 1973 41.2
Independent hold Swing
Sopwell[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janet Smith 881 47.1
Liberal Democrat Roger Leonard Axworthy 481 25.7
Conservative Bruce Snell 324 17.3
Green Kate Helen Metcalf 184 9.8
Majority 400 21.4
Turnout 1870 35.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
St Peters[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Simon Grover 719 34.7
Labour Andrew Dixon 485 23.4
Conservative Paul Davies 454 21.9
Liberal Democrat Liz Needham 412 19.9
Majority 234 11.3
Turnout 2070 35.6
Green hold Swing
St Stephens[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian William Gibbard 1085 57.7
Liberal Democrat Jay Baillie 430 22.9
Labour Janet Elizabeth Blackwell 238 12.7
Green Lesley Baker 127 6.8
Majority 655 34.8
Turnout 1880 35.7
Conservative hold Swing
Verulam[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Fred Wartenberg 1211 50.2
Conservative Panos Ifans 776 32.2
Labour Dominic Benson 213 8.8
Green Margaret Grover 213 8.8
Majority 435 18.0
Turnout 2413 47.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Wheathampstead[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gill Clark 1091 53.7
Liberal Democrat Jon Bareham 641 31.5
Labour Gavin James Stirling Ross 181 8.9
Green Ian Troughton 119 5.9
Majority 450 22.1
Turnout 2032 42.1
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "3rd May District Council Election Results". St Albans City & District Council. Retrieved 4 May 2012.