Watford Borough Council election, 2011

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2011 local election results in Watford

Elections to Watford Borough Council in England were held on 5 May 2011. Three years in every four, a third of the council (12 councillors) retires and elections are held (in the fourth year, elections are held for county councillors).

In this council election, the Labour Party gained two seats; the Liberal Democrats and the Conservative lost one each. The Liberal Democrats remained firmly in control of the council. Four parties, Liberal Democrats, Labour, Conservative and Green, all put up candidates in every seat. There were also three UKIP candidates and one independent.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was:[2]

Council election result[edit]

Watford Local Election Result 2011
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 8 - -1 -1 66.7 36.7% 9899
  Labour 3 +2 - +2 25.0 28.0% 7553
  Conservative - - -1 -1 23.5% 6333
  Green 1 - - - 8.3 9.9% 2663
  UKIP - - - - 1.1% 298
  Independent - - - - 0.8% 204

Ward results[edit]

Callowland[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Steve Lawrence Rackett 1104 58.6
Labour Emma Clare Collins 424 22.5
Conservative Guy Anthony Miller 229 12.1
Liberal Democrat Patricia Gollop 128 6.8
Majority 680 36.1
Turnout 1885 34.97
Green hold Swing
Central[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Helen Lynch 901 42.1
Labour Fred Grindrod 772 36.1
Conservative Carole Ann Bamford 277 13.0
Green Dorothy Nixon 118 5.5
UKIP Renie Price 70 3.3
Majority 129 6.0
Turnout 2138 34.87
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Holywell[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nigel Bell 1473 68.4
Liberal Democrat Janet Baddeley 343 15.9
Conservative Neil John Punter 251 11.7
Green Alison Wiesner 86 4.0
Majority 1130 52.5
Turnout 2153 35.03
Labour hold Swing
Leggatts[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Asif Kaleem Khan 786 35.3
Conservative Amanda Grimston 670 30.1
Liberal Democrat Dennis Wharton 440 19.8
Green Ian Brandon 330 14.8
Majority 116 5.2
Turnout 2226 41.76
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Meriden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Susan Carole Greenslade 893 43.6
Labour Seamus Williams 584 28.5
Conservative David Charles Ealey 468 22.9
Green Iain Wadey 101 4.9
Majority 309 15.1
Turnout 2046 36.09
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Nascot[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat George Andrew Forrest 1285 45.6
Conservative Camilla Zaman Khawaja 1023 36.3
Labour Michael Barnes 328 11.7
Green Sally Rose Ivins 179 6.4
Majority 262 9.3
Turnout 2815 48.01
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Oxhey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Shirena Counter 1209 55.2
Conservative Richard Haxton Bamford 497 22.7
Labour Susan Janet Sleeman 357 16.3
Green Christine Winifred Chandler 129 5.9
Majority 712 32.5
Turnout 2192 42.34
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Peter Lewis Jeffree 1302 43.4
Conservative Linda Ann Topping 1160 38.7
Labour Michael Jones 330 11.0
Green Alex MacGregor Mason 133 4.4
UKIP David Penn 75 2.5
Majority 142 4.7
Turnout 3000 50.49
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Stanborough[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Derek Thomas Francis Scudder 1095 52.7
Conservative Penelope Margaret Edwards 521 25.1
Labour Adeyemi Frederick Oshunniyi 356 17.1
Green Caryn Elaine Argun 107 5.1
Majority 574 27.6
Turnout 2079 39.17
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Tudor[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kelly McLeod 879 41.7
Conservative Youseffe Fahmy 485 23.0
Labour Geoffrey Pearce 461 21.9
UKIP Daniel Channing 153 7.3
Green Clare Victoria Pitkin 128 6.1
Majority 394 18.7
Turnout 2106 44.54
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Vicarage[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nasreen Shah 1259 50.1
Liberal Democrat Shameen Khan 691 27.5
Conservative Sally Punter 231 9.2
Independent Paul Baker 204 8.1
Green Helen Elizabeth Wynne 127 5.1
Majority 568 22.6
Turnout 2512 44.79
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Woodside[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alan Edward Burtenshaw 733 40.8
Conservative Anthony John Rogers 521 29.0
Labour John Young 423 23.5
Green Paula Mary Evelyn Brodhurst 121 6.7
Majority 212 11.8
Turnout 1798 33.95%
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

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