Welwyn Hatfield District Council election, 2006

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The 2006 Welwyn Hatfield District Council election took place on 4 May 2006 to elect members of Welwyn Hatfield District Council in Hertfordshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Conservative party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

The results saw the Conservatives increase their majority on the council to 16 seats after gaining 2 seats from Labour.[3] The Conservative gains came in Haldens and Howlands wards, but they did lose one seat to the Liberal Democrats.[3] The Liberal Democrats won Handside and came within 6 votes of taking Peartree from Labour after 4 recounts.[3] Overall turnout in the election was 38.11%.[4]

Welwyn Hatfield Local Election Result 2006[2][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 13 2 1 +1 76.5 55.8 15,617 +8.4%
  Labour 3 0 2 -2 17.6 22.5 6,309 -4.0%
  Liberal Democrat 1 1 0 +1 5.9 21.1 5,898 -2.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 174 +0.1%

Ward results[edit]

Brookmans Park and Little Heath[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Dean 1,630 80.4 +6.5
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Blumsom 286 14.1 -3.1
Labour Margaret White 111 5.5 -3.4
Majority 1,344 66.3 +9.6
Turnout 2,027 45.5 -2.0
Conservative hold Swing
Haldens[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martyn Levitt 641 41.7 +6.9
Labour Bhavna Joshi 520 33.8 -4.6
Liberal Democrat Win Smith 377 24.5 -2.3
Majority 121 7.9
Turnout 1,538 35.5 -1.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Handside[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Nigel Quinton 1,127 45.0 -0.5
Conservative Sue Collins 1,103 44.1 +0.5
Labour Sarah Carthew 273 10.9 +0.0
Majority 24 0.9 -1.0
Turnout 2,503 50.0 -5.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Hatfield Central[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Colin Croft 521 41.1 +6.6
Conservative Douglas Berry 425 33.5 +5.3
Liberal Democrat Lis Meyland-Smith 322 25.4 -11.9
Majority 96 7.6
Turnout 1,268 31.4 -1.3
Labour hold Swing
Hatfield East[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicola Dorrington 826 56.1 +4.9
Liberal Democrat Roger Cashmore 324 22.0 +2.9
Labour Constance Elliott 322 21.9 +0.1
Majority 502 34.1 +4.7
Turnout 1,472 37.1 -3.3
Conservative hold Swing
Hatfield North[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Clare Berry 1,081 55.1 +11.4
Labour Anthony Wilder 535 27.3 -10.0
Liberal Democrat Richard Griffiths 345 17.6 -1.4
Majority 546 27.8 +21.4
Turnout 1,961 32.4 -4.2
Conservative hold Swing
Hatfield West[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicholas Atkinson 757 49.7 +4.5
Labour Dean Archer 531 34.9 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Simon Archer 235 15.4 -7.4
Majority 226 14.8 +1.7
Turnout 1,523 37.7 -1.5
Conservative hold Swing
Hollybush[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margarita Birleson 617 44.8 -1.5
Conservative Stephen Battaglia 521 37.8 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Hazel Jacquemain 239 17.4 -2.4
Majority 96 7.0 -5.3
Turnout 1,377 30.7 -4.5
Labour hold Swing
Howlands[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Warren Davies 821 45.7 +6.9
Labour Alan Chesterman 634 35.3 -2.8
Green Mark Knight 174 9.7 +9.7
Liberal Democrat Jonathan Arch 167 9.3 -13.7
Majority 187 10.4 +9.7
Turnout 1,796 41.1 +0.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Northaw[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Nicholls 1,455 82.2 +20.8
Liberal Democrat Nigel Bain 203 11.5 +2.7
Labour Alex Breed 111 6.3 +0.6
Majority 1,252 70.7 +33.4
Turnout 1,769 42.4 -1.1
Conservative hold Swing
Panshanger[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sara Johnston 904 56.8 +10.2
Labour William Longbottom 409 25.7 -1.1
Liberal Democrat Marcel Naseby 279 17.5 -9.2
Majority 495 31.1 +11.3
Turnout 1,592 33.5 -2.2
Conservative hold Swing
Peartree[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jacqueline Russell 453 36.5 -8.8
Liberal Democrat Frank Marsh 447 36.0 +5.8
Conservative Bernard Rosewall 341 27.5 +3.0
Majority 6 0.5 -14.6
Turnout 1,241 27.3 -3.1
Labour hold Swing
Sherrards[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christine Wheeler 1,100 54.5 +10.2
Labour Margaret Hurst 571 28.3 -8.8
Liberal Democrat Louise Lotz 346 17.2 -1.4
Majority 529 26.2 -25.4
Turnout 2,017 47.3 -4.3
Conservative hold Swing
Welham Green[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Peter O'Brien 707 66.6 +0.0
Labour Bridgit Croft 198 18.7 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Sheila Archer 156 14.7 -1.3
Majority 509 47.9 -1.3
Turnout 1,061 38.1 -3.0
Conservative hold Swing
Welwyn North[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Steven Markiewicz 987 72.3 +7.6
Liberal Democrat Helen Bassett 241 17.6 -4.1
Labour Anthony Crump 138 10.1 -3.5
Majority 746 54.7 +11.7
Turnout 1,366 39.5 -3.7
Conservative hold Swing
Welwyn South (2)[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mandy Perkins 1,183
Conservative Carl Storer 1,135
Liberal Democrat John Blackburn 408
Liberal Democrat Ian Skidmore 396
Labour Sheila Jones 191
Labour Sheila Wilder 174
Turnout 3,487 42.0 -5.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections: Welwyn Hatfield". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-03-08. 
  2. ^ a b "Local elections". The Times. 2006-05-05. p. 9. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Welwyn Hatfield: Tories tighten grip". This is Local London. 2006-05-05. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r "Election Results - 4 May 2006". Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-03-08.