Watford Borough Council election, 2008

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Elections to Watford Council were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrat party stayed in overall control of the council.

The election saw only one seat change hands, Vicarage ward saw the Labour party gain the seat from the Liberal Democrats. However the Liberal Democrats remained firmly in control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Council election result[edit]

Watford Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 9 0 1 -1 75.0 44.7 9,660 -2.3%
  Conservative 1 0 0 - 8.3 26.6 5,741 +2.4%
  Labour 1 1 0 +1 8.3 17.7 3,828 +0.2%
  Green 1 0 0 - 8.3 10.8 2,340 +0.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 18 -0.6%

Ward results[edit]

Callowland
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Kenneth Brodhurst 729 54.3 -9.6
Labour Ian Cloke 234 17.4 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Patricia Gollop 193 14.4 +3.4
Conservative Patricia Lees 187 13.9 +2.9
Majority 495 36.9 -12.9
Turnout 1,343 25.6 -3.1
Green hold Swing
Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Rabi Martins 620 43.1 -3.4
Labour Joanna Grindrod 323 22.4 -5.4
Green Clare Pitkin 278 19.3 +8.0
Conservative Richard Bamford 219 15.2 +0.8
Majority 297 20.7 +2.0
Turnout 1,440 26.8 +0.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Holywell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Emma Hines-Randall 754 43.0 +4.8
Labour Fred Grindrod 736 41.9 -8.8
Conservative Carole Bamford 191 10.9 +3,3
Green Helen Wynne 74 4.2 +0.6
Majority 18 1.1
Turnout 1,755 30.8 -2.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Leggatts
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Qureshi Fawziyyah 634 33.7 +5.3
Conservative Karen Best 505 26.8 -1.7
Green Ian Brandon 464 24.6 +1.8
Labour Geoffrey O'Connell 280 14.9 +3.0
Majority 129 6.9
Turnout 1,883 35.8 +1.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Meriden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Janice Brown 717 47.4 -9.6
Conservative Pamela Bell 416 27.5 +8.1
Labour Daniel Scott 299 19.8 +0.9
Green Ian Pitkin 81 5.4 +0.6
Majority 301 19.9 -17.7
Turnout 1,513 28.5 -1.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Nascot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Mortimer 1,018 44.9 +2.6
Liberal Democrat Russell Willson 971 42.8 -3.2
Green Sally Ivins 137 6.0 -0.8
Labour Marion Chambers 125 5.5 +0.5
Independent Antony Cooke 18 0.8 +0.8
Majority 47 2.1
Turnout 2,269 41.3 -0.6
Conservative hold Swing
Oxhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anthony Poole 1,070 60.1 -8.1
Conservative Sarah Son 460 25.8 +4.7
Labour Michael Jones 135 7.6 +0.8
Green Neal Webber 115 6.5 +2.6
Majority 610 34.3 -12.8
Turnout 1,780 35.4 +0.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat George Derbyshire 1,366 51.5 +0.1
Conservative Malcolm Meerabux 1,076 40.6 -0.6
Labour Mohammed Riaz 127 4.8 +0.6
Green Alex Mason 82 3.1 -0.1
Majority 290 10.9 +0.7
Turnout 2,651 47.3 -1.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Stanborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Wylie 917 56.7 -6.1
Conservative Jonathon Cordell 373 23.1 +2.7
Labour Abeyemi Oshunniyi 241 14.9 +2.4
Green Kevin Pettifer 87 5.4 +1.1
Majority 544 33.6 -8.8
Turnout 1,618 31.2 -0.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Tudor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Hugh O'Hanlon 847 46.9 -1.0
Conservative Richard Southern 695 38.5 +2.1
Labour Pauline May 192 10.6 +0.3
Green Rachel Neill 72 4.0 -1.4
Majority 152 8.4 -3.1
Turnout 1,806 38.5 -1.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Vicarage
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Tanveer Taj 911 43.4 +3.4
Liberal Democrat Abrar Shah 791 37.7 -5.2
Conservative David Ealey 256 12.2 -0.1
Green David Degen 141 6.7 +1.9
Majority 120 5.7
Turnout 2,099 39.2 +2.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Woodside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ian Brown 780 54.5 -8.5
Conservative Joseph Harrison 345 24.1 +8.2
Labour John Young 225 15.7 -0.2
Green Caryn Argun 80 5.6 +0.3
Majority 435 30.4 -16.7
Turnout 1,430 28.2 +0.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Labour takes Watford seat". Watford Observer. 2008-05-02. Retrieved 2008-05-13.