Welwyn Hatfield Council election, 2000

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The 2000 Welwyn Hatfield Council election took place on 6 May 2000 to elect members of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council in Hertfordshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party gained overall control of the council from no overall control.[1] Overall turnout in the election was 31.71%, down from 33.09% in the 1999 election.[2]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw Labour gain control of the council with a majority of 2 over the Conservatives, which was a reversal of the trend of the 2000 local elections where Labour overall lost almost 600 councillors.[4]

Welwyn Hatfield Local Election Result 2000[2][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 +1 56.3 39.0 8,444
  Conservative 7 -1 43.8 45.8 9,926
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 13.0 2,816
  Third Way 0 0 0 1.4 298
  UKIP 0 0 0 0.9 187

Ward results[edit]

Brookmans Park & Little Heath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Storey 1,160 75.6
Labour Marcus 207 13.5
Liberal Democrat Catherine Edwards 168 10.9
Majority 953 62.1
Turnout 1,535 33.9 +1.0
Haldens[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hallahan 729 57.1
Conservative Davidson 389 30.5
Liberal Democrat Corbishley 159 12.5
Majority 340 26.6
Turnout 1,277 27.9 -1.4
Handside[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stanbury 912 48.8
Labour Clark 414 22.2
Liberal Democrat Lotz 355 19.0
UKIP Biggs 187 10.0
Majority 498 26.6
Turnout 1,868 37.0 -1.5
Hatfield Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susana Tinsley 560 44.8
Conservative Ventimglia 368 29.4
Liberal Democrat Archer 322 25.8
Majority 192 15.4
Turnout 1,250 29.0 -4.0
Hatfield East[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard Sarson 833 49.3
Labour Melvyn Jones 690 40.9
Liberal Democrat Chapman 166 9.8
Majority 143 8.4
Turnout 1,689 38.6 -0.2
Hatfield North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Jones 527 47.1
Conservative Morgan 433 38.7
Liberal Democrat Fisher 160 14.3
Majority 94 8.4
Turnout 1,120 26.4 -2.5
Hatfield South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour McDonald 456 59.7
Conservative Smith 223 29.2
Liberal Democrat Griffiths 85 11.1
Majority 233 30.5
Turnout 764 27.6 +0.1
Hatfield West[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wilder 693 47.0
Conservative Victoria Sarson 608 41.2
Liberal Democrat Pryke 174 11.8
Majority 85 5.8
Turnout 1,475 32.6 +0.4
Hollybush[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Jones 730 63.3
Conservative Peffer 290 25.2
Liberal Democrat Cashmore 133 11.5
Majority 440 38.1
Turnout 1,153 27.2 -1.3
Howlands[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Biddle 759 56.4
Conservative Storer 435 32.3
Liberal Democrat Philip Edwards 151 11.2
Majority 324 24.1
Turnout 1,345 29.6 -3.9
Northaw[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dean 810 59.5
Third Way Cheetham 298 21.9
Liberal Democrat Blumsom 135 9.9
Labour Parry 119 8.7
Majority 512 37.6
Turnout 1,362 32.5 +2.4
Panshanger[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Trigg 805 53.4
Labour Chesterman 536 35.6
Liberal Democrat Lee 166 11.0
Majority 269 17.8
Turnout 1,507 31.4 -0.8
Peartree[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Tinsley 523 59.8
Conservative Perkins 241 27.5
Liberal Democrat Benakis 111 12.7
Majority 282 32.3
Turnout 875 19.1 -2.2
Sherrards[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hurst 977 45.4
Conservative Scarff 960 44.7
Liberal Democrat Cooke 213 9.9
Majority 17 0.7
Turnout 2,150 47.6 -0.1
Welham Green[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pieri 575 63.3
Labour Croft 232 25.5
Liberal Democrat Bain 102 11.2
Majority 343 37.8
Turnout 909 32.3 -3.4
Welwyn South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pile 884 63.5
Labour Henderson 292 21.0
Liberal Democrat Burnham 216 15.5
Majority 592 42.5
Turnout 1,392 32.7 -2.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welwyn Hatfield". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "District elections - 4 May 2000 - results". Welwyn Hatfield Council. Archived from the original on 20040307040457. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Election results: local councils". The Times. 2000-05-05. p. 4. 
  4. ^ Salman, Saba (2000-05-05). "Labour loses 600 seats in Tory fightback". Evening Standard. p. 52. 


Preceded by
Welwyn Hatfield Council election, 1999
Welwyn Hatfield local elections Succeeded by
Welwyn Hatfield Council election, 2002