An election was held in all 13 wards on Thursday 5 May 2011 with the Conservative Party winning 12 of the 13 seats, making a gain in Cheshunt North Ward from an Independent.
This was the first Broxbourne Council Election where the English Democrats and United Kingdom Independence Party had fielded candidates. All four of the English Democrat candidates at this election had previously stood for the British National Party in the 2010 Broxbourne Borough Election. This was the first Broxbourne Borough Election since 2000 where the British National Party had failed to field any candidates.
The new political balance of the council following this election was:
This was the final Broxbourne Council Election before boundary changes take place in 2012. The boundary changes will reduce the number of wards from 13 to 10 and the number of Borough Councillors from 38 to 30. The next Local Government Election is scheduled for Thursday 3 May 2012 when all 30 of the new seats will be contested
Shortly after the May 2011 election, Councillor Jason Brimson (elected May 2010) resigned from his Cheshunt Central Seat. At the subsequent by-election held on 30 June 2011, Councillor Tony Siracusa (Conservative) was elected leaving the political balance of the council unchanged.
In November 2011 Councillor Keith Bellamy (Rye Park Ward) was suspended by the Conservative Party.
As a result of this, the political balance of the Council changed to: