Watford Borough Council election, 2010

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2010 local election results in Watford

Elections to Watford Borough Council were held on 6 May 2010. Three years in every four, a third of the council (13 councillors) retires and elections are held (in the fourth year, elections are held for county councillors). The council election was held on the same day as the national General Election, when the Labour Party government lost power and the Watford parliamentary constituency was won by the Conservative Party.

In this council election, the Labour Party gained one seat and the Liberal Democrats lost one. 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 7 0 1 -1 58.3 38.0 16,361
  Conservative 2 0 0 - 16.7 30.0 12,934
  Labour 2 1 0 +1 16.7 25.0 10,769
  Green 1 - - - 8.3 7.1 3,040

Mayoral election[edit]

2010[edit]

Watford Mayoral Election 6 May 2010 [2]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Liberal Democrat Dorothy Thornhill 19,153 45.9% 4,276 23,429 {{{totalpercent}}}
Conservative Stephen Johnson 10,403 24.9% 1,105 11,508 {{{totalpercent}}}
Labour Nigel Bell 10,029 24.0%
Green Alex MacGregor-Mason 2,173 5.2%
Liberal Democrat hold

Ward results[edit]

Callowland[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Ann Lovejoy 930 27.6
Liberal Democrat Tricia Gollop 859 25.5
Labour Guru Awasthi 854 25.4
Conservative Guy Miller 723 21.5
Majority 71 2.1
Turnout 3366 61
Green hold Swing
Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Christopher Leslie 1,211 36.8
Labour Ian Lowery 1,140 34.6
Conservative Richard Bamford 731 22.2
Green Caryn Argun 212 6.4
Majority 71 2.2
Turnout 3294 54.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Holywell[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jackie Connal 1,495 43.3
Liberal Democrat Janet Baddeley 1,200 34.7
Conservative Carole Bamford 639 18.5
Green Alison Wiesner 121 3.5
Majority 295 8.5
Turnout 3455 54.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Leggatts[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stephen Johnson 1,098 31.5
Labour Ahsan Khan 995 28.5
Liberal Democrat Zaheer Ahmed 935 26.8
Green Ian Brandon 459 13.2
Majority 103 3.0
Turnout 3487 64.3
Conservative hold Swing
Meriden[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kareen Hastrick 1,185 33.8
Conservative Pamela Bell 1,156 33.0
Labour Geoffrey O'Connell 992 28.3
Green Michael Argun 168 4.8
Majority 29 0.8
Turnout 3501 63.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Nascot[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mark Watkin 1,779 43.5
Conservative Miles Bennington 1,610 39.3
Labour Joanna Grindrod 509 12.4
Green Sally Ivins 196 4.8
Majority 169 4.1
Turnout 4094 72.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Oxhey[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Iain Sharpe 1,924 53.6
Conservative Sarah Son 1,044 29.1
Labour Ann Akubue 482 13.4
Green Christine Chandler 141 3.9
Majority 880 24.5
Turnout 3591 69.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Park[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Malcolm Meerabux 2,006 45.7
Liberal Democrat Peter Jeffree 1,645 37.4
Labour Mike Jones 586 13.3
Green Alex MacGregor Mason 156 3.6
Majority 361 8.2
Turnout 4393 74.8
Conservative hold Swing
Stanborough[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Keith Crout 1,687 47.4
Conservative Linda Topping 1,072 30.12
Labour Frederick Oshunniyi 643 18.1
Green Kevin Pettifer 157 4.4
Majority 615 17.3
Turnout 3559 67
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Tudor[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lindsey Scudder 1,352 39.6
Conservative Richard Southern 1,220 35.7 +2.1
Labour Mark Xerri 685 20.1
Green Clare Pitkin 159 4.7
Majority 132 3.9
Turnout 3416 72.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Vicarage[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jagtar Singh Dhindsa 1,652 45.5
Liberal Democrat Bobby Amin 1,133 31.2
Conservative David Ealey 642 17.7
Green Helen Wynne 201 5.5
Majority 519 14.3
Turnout 3628 64.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Woodside[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Karen Collett 1,451 43.7
Conservative Joseph Harrison 1,610 29.9
Labour John Young 736 22.2
Green Iain Wadey 140 4.2
Majority 458 13.8
Turnout 3320 63.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election 2010: Watford". BBC. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Election results - Mayoral 6 May 2010". Watford Borough Council. 7 May 2010. Retrieved 19 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l http://www.watford.gov.uk/ccm/content/legal-and-democratic/elections/election-results---borough-6-may-2010.en Watford Borough results
  4. ^ Election summary (Labour Party)