2005 Hertfordshire County Council election

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All 77 seats to Hertfordshire County Council
39 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats won 46 16 14
Seat change Increase 6 Decrease 11 Increase 4
Popular vote 215,247 132,168 132,926
Percentage 42.5% 26.1% 26.3%
Swing Increase 4.6% Decrease 7.7% Increase 2.6%

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2005 local election results in Hertfordshire

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

Conservative

Hertfordshire County Council elections were held on 5 May 2005, with all 77 seats contested. The Conservative Party reinforced its hold on County Hall and only the loss of 2 seats in Dacorum Borough detracted from a strong showing across the County. It maintained a stranglehold on the Eastern part of the County, winning all of the seats in Broxbourne District and East Herts District.

The Liberal Democrats made a strong showing in Watford and St Albans District and made gains in Tring Division (Dacorum) and Chells Division (Stevenage) from Conservatives and Labour respectively.

The Labour Party were the main losers on the day, with a net loss of 11 seats and being beaten into third place in the popular vote. The Conservative Party and the Liberal Democrat Party were the main benefactors from Labour's poor performance, gaining 6 seats and 4 seats respectively. The Greens gained a single seat in Watford District (Callowland Leggatts), again at Labour's expense. Labour would find little consolation from this election suffering significant losses throughout the central and western parts of the County. Stevenage Borough remained as the only Labour stronghold and even here the Liberal Democrats won Chells Division.

Results

Hertfordshire County Council Election Results 2005
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 46 8 2 +6 59.7 42.52 215,247
  Liberal Democrats 14 6 2 +4 18.2 26.26 132,926
  Labour 16 1 12 -11 20.8 26.10 132,168
  Green 1 1 0 +1 1.3 4.74 24,027
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.20 1,025
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.13 656
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.05 247

Results Summary By District

Broxbourne District County Council Election Results 2005
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 0 0 0 100.0 56.5 21,570
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0 25.4 9,689
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 12.9 4,929
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 1,025
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 649
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 302
Dacorum District County Council Election Results 2005
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 5 0 2 -2 50.0 41.9 29,335
  Labour 4 1 0 +1 40.0 28.6 20,063
  Liberal Democrats 1 1 0 +1 10.0 23.6 16,541
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 5.5 3,878
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 247
East Herts District County Council Election Results 2005
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 0 0 0 100.0 51.1 33,284
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 0 0 0.0 22.4 14,555
  Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 20.2 13,131
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 6.3 4,019
Hertsmere District County Council Election Results 2005
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 5 1 0 +1 71.4 50.4 21,644
  Labour 1 0 1 -1 14.3 25.3 10,850
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 14.3 22.5 9,641
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 1.8 743
North Herts District County Council Election Results 2005
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 7 1 0 +1 77.78 43.0 26,591
  Labour 2 0 0 0 22.22 25.9 16,165
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 1 -1 0.0 25.7 15,923
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 5.4 3,378
St Albans District County Council Election Results 2005
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 5 2 0 +2 50.0 38.0 25,925
  Liberal Democrats 5 2 0 +2 50.0 34.8 23,745
  Labour 0 0 4 -4 0 21.5 14,607
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 3,378
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 354
Stevenage District County Council Election Results 2005
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 5 0 1 -1 83.4 44.3 14,921
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 29.3 9,824
  Liberal Democrats 1 1 0 +1 16.6 24.4 8,184
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 683
Three Rivers District County Council Election Results 2005
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 2 0 1 -1 33.3 39.3 16,036
  Conservative 3 1 0 +1 50.0 39.2 16,014
  Labour 1 0 0 0 16.7 17.2 7,011
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 4.3 1,743
Watford District County Council Election Results 2005
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 3 1 0 +1 50.0 38.5 14,645
  Labour 1 0 2 -2 16.66 27.5 10,452
  Conservative 1 0 0 0 16.66 25.3 9,608
  Green 1 1 0 +1 16.66 8.7 3,339
Welwyn Hatfield District County Council Election Results 2005
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 4 2 0 +2 57.2 44.9 21,452
  Labour 2 0 3 -3 28.5 32.0 15,279
  Liberal Democrats 1 1 0 +1 14.3 18.4 8,727
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 4.7 2,217

Division Results

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Broxbourne (6 Seats)

Cheshunt Central 5 May 2005 Broxbourne District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Hewitt 3,338 53.3 +0.8
Labour James Meadows 1,640 26.0 -5.9
Liberal Democrats Michael Gould 731 11.6 +0.5
BNP Stephen McCole 571 9.1 +5.0
Majority 1,698
Turnout 6,280 57.8
Conservative hold Swing
Flamstead End & Turnford 5 May 2005 Broxbourne District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Mitchell 4,118 59.6 +7.8
Labour Ronald McCole 1,685 24.2 -8.6
Liberal Democrats Peter Huse 799 11.5 0.0
Green Ernest Harris 327 4.7 +0.7
Majority 2,433
Turnout 6,929 57.4
Conservative hold Swing
Goffs Oak & Bury Green 5 May 2005 Broxbourne District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Russell Thomas 3,949 61.9 +0.2
Labour Cherry Robbins 1,400 21.9 -4.7
Liberal Democrats Michael Winrow 736 11.5 0.2
Independent Andrew Ager 302 4.7 +4.7
Majority 2,549
Turnout 6,387 60.4
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon North 5 May 2005 Broxbourne District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Morton 3,258 54.9 +3.4
Labour Annette Marples 1,629 27.3 -6.9
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Garton 741 12.4 -1.7
Green Doreen Willis 322 5.4 +5.4
Majority 1,629
Turnout 5,950 59.8
Conservative hold Swing
Hoddesdon South 5 May 2005 Broxbourne District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Searing 4,590 63.8 +6.1
Labour Marios Kousoulou 1,315 18.5 -7.1
Liberal Democrats Kirstie De Rivaz 1,260 17.7 +1.3
Majority 3,275
Turnout 7,165 59.8
Conservative hold Swing
Waltham Cross 5 May 2005 Broxbourne District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Terence Price 2,317 42.3 -7.5
Labour Malcolm Aitken 2,020 36.9 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Neil Savage 662 12.1 +2.1
BNP Richard Lankester 454 8.3 +8.3
Majority 297
Turnout 5,453 54.7
Conservative hold Swing

Dacorum (10 Seats)

Berkhampstead 5 May 2005 Dacorum District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kenneth Coleman 3,807 41.6 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Garrick Stevens 3,417 37.2 +1.2
Labour Ray Jones 1,336 14.5 -4.5
Green Marion Baker 613 6.7 +1.9
Majority 390
Turnout 9,173 70.1
Conservative hold Swing
Bridgewater 5 May 2005 Dacorum District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Lloyd 3,409 56.4 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Lloyd Harris 1,243 20.5 +3.0
Labour Beryl Milnes 1,065 17.6 -4.6
Green Paul Sandford 331 5.5 +0.4
Majority 2,166
Turnout 6,048 71.4
Conservative hold Swing
Hemel Hempstead East 5 May 2005 Dacorum District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Channell 2,933 46.6 +1.4
Labour Jane Hogg 2,138 33.7 -7.5
Liberal Democrats Sheila Daly 994 15.7 +2.5
Green Hazel Johnson 257 4.0 +4.0
Majority 795
Turnout 6,322 64.8
Conservative hold Swing
Hemel Hempstead North East 5 May 2005 Dacorum District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Margaret Coxage 2,277 40.0 +3.3
Conservative Fiona Guest 2,248 39.6 -7.0
Liberal Democrats John Blackman 893 15.7 -0.4
Green Colin Thoma 264 4.7 +4.7
Majority 29
Turnout 5,683 56.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Hemel Hempstead North West 5 May 2005 Dacorum District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Laidlaw-Dickson 3,190 41.8 -9.3
Conservative Colette Wyatt-Lowe 2,692 35.7 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Geofrey Lawrence 1,100 14.4 -0.2
Green Paul Harris 379 4.9 +4.9
UKIP Anthony Piears 247 3.2 +3.2
Majority 498
Turnout 7,604 66.6
Labour hold Swing
Hemel Hempstead St Paul 5 May 2005 Dacorum District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elamthalaiva Singham 2,340 43.9 -7.0
Conservative Kevin Minier 1,588 29.8 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Brenda Link 1,128 21.5 -0.7
Green Ian Harris 256 4.8 +4.8
Majority 752
Turnout 5,312 59.5
Labour hold Swing
Hemel Hempstead South East 5 May 2005 Dacorum District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gary Cook 2,856 42.2 -9.1
Conservative Terence Douris 2,400 35.9 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Sylvia Fry 1,158 17.1 +4.1
Green Francois Henderson 322 4.8 +3.1
Majority 456
Turnout 6,736 62.5
Labour hold Swing
Hemel Hempstead Town 5 May 2005 Dacorum District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Holmes 2,904 38.9 -0.9
Labour Maureen Flint 2,494 33.8 -4.7
Liberal Democrats Lesley Murray 1,534 20.6 +4.1
Green Alan Johnson 499 6.7 +2.3
Majority 410
Turnout 7,431 66.2
Conservative hold Swing
Kings Langley 5 May 2005 Dacorum District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Roberts 3,777 52.6 +1.6
Labour Stephen Cox 1,490 20.7 -4.6
Liberal Democrats Barry Batchelor 1,458 20.2 +2.4
Green Martin Humphrey 467 6.5 +1.1
Majority 2,287
Turnout 7,192 70.5
Conservative hold Swing
Tring 5 May 2005 Dacorum District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Hollinghurst 3,616 42.2 +7.5
Conservative Stanley Mills 3,577 41.9 -0.6
Labour Michael Maloney 877 10.2 -7.2
Green Colin Kruger 493 5.7 +0.4
Majority 39
Turnout 8,563 72.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

East Herts (10 Seats)

All Saints 5 May 2005 East Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah Newton 2,962 46.5 +5.4
Labour John Foster 1,720 26.8 -6.1
Liberal Democrats Beryl Wrangles 1,333 20.8 -4.7
Green Nigel Tierney-Howitt 376 5.9 +5.9
Majority 1,242
Turnout 6,391 70.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bishop's Stortford East 5 May 2005 East Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard Engel 2,591 41.9 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Michael Wood 2,399 38.9 +2.3
Labour Dian Mitchell 855 14.3 -5.4
Green Bryan Evans 306 4.9 +0.9
Majority 192
Turnout 6,181 68.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bishop's Stortford Rural 5 May 2005 East Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Bayes 3,739 55.8 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Andrew Macpherson 1,367 20.6 -1.7
Labour Nikki O'Reilly 1,114 16.6 -5.3
Green Clifford Leggett 473 7.0 +2.5
Majority 2,372
Turnout 6,693 67.3
Conservative hold Swing
Bishop's Stortford West 5 May 2005 East Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Duncan Peek 2,997 45.6 +4.6
Liberal Democrats Gerald Francis 1,977 29.7 +3.0
Labour John Battersby 1,308 19.7 -8.3
Green Graham White 331 5.0 +0.7
Majority 1,020
Turnout 6,613 64.1
Conservative hold Swing
Braughing 5 May 2005 East Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jane Pitman 3,704 54.8 +1.1
Labour Steven Stone 1,420 21.3 -7.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Moore 1,192 17.6 +1.0
Green Arup Chatterjee 423 6.3 +6.3
Majority 2,284
Turnout 6,739 70.0
Conservative hold Swing
Hertford Rural 5 May 2005 East Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bryan Hammond 4,071 59.6 +6.7
Labour John Lloyd 1,249 18.8 -7.0
Liberal Democrats John Ledden 1,015 14.9 -0.5
Green Lydia Somerville 455 6.7 +1.0
Majority 2,822
Turnout 6,790 74.2
Conservative hold Swing
St Andrews 5 May 2005 East Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Ruffles 3,140 51.2 +2.0
Labour Anthony Bodley 1,623 26.4 -9.6
Liberal Democrats Michael Jones 945 15.3 +0.7
Green Barry Cheal 438 7.1 +7.1
Majority 1,517
Turnout 6,146 65.7
Conservative hold Swing
Sawbridgeworth 5 May 2005 East Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Dodd 3,931 57.7 +4.8
Labour Linda Harvey 1,302 18.9 -5.9
Liberal Democrats David Davies 1,221 17.7 -4.4
Green Stephen Tibbitts 396 5.7 +5.7
Majority 2,629
Turnout 6,850 67.2
Conservative hold Swing
Ware North 5 May 2005 East Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Beatty 2,904 45.8 +1.2
Liberal Democrats John Wing 1,874 29.7 +6.4
Labour Alexander Young 1,215 19.1 -8.2
Green Glen Baker 342 5.4 +1.0
Majority 1,030
Turnout 6,335 66.4
Conservative hold Swing
Ware South 5 May 2005 East Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Tucker 3,245 51.9 +1.6
Labour John Stapleton 1,295 20.6 -8.6
Liberal Democrats Anthony Gubb 1,232 19.9 -0.2
Green Peter Hart 479 7.6 +7.6
Majority 1,950
Turnout 6,251 65.4
Conservative hold Swing

Hertsmere (7 Seats)

Borehamwood North 5 May 2005 Hertsmere District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Metcalf 2,516 43.9 -11.0
Conservative David Heywood 2,153 37.9 +5.8
Liberal Democrats Mark Silverman 774 13.9 +0.9
Green Sonia Waller 248 4.3 +4.3
Majority 363
Turnout 5,691 55.4
Labour hold Swing
Borehamwood South 5 May 2005 Hertsmere District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jean Heywood 2,400 42.9 +8.1
Labour Brian York 2,329 41.7 -7.9
Liberal Democrats Ziz Kakoulakis 854 15.4 +3.4
Majority 71
Turnout 5,583
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bushey North 5 May 2005 Hertsmere District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Michael Colne 2,559 46.8 +0.4
Conservative John Slade 1,807 32.9 -0.8
Labour George Bath 876 16.2 -2.7
Green Anna Rackett 223 4.1 +4.1
Majority 752
Turnout 5,465 65.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Bushey South 5 May 2005 Hertsmere District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Seamus Quilty 3,609 56.5 +6.9
Liberal Democrats Roger Kutchinsky 1,534 24.0 -9.2
Labour David Bearfield 965 15.2 -1.6
Green Ramiro Alvarado-Vera 272 4.3 +4.3
Majority 2,075
Turnout 6,380 67.9
Conservative hold Swing
Potters Bar East 5 May 2005 Hertsmere District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edwin Roach 4,130 57.4 +3.6
Labour Russell Ramshaw 1,600 22.3 -6.2
Liberal Democrats Peter Bonner 1,451 20.3 +3.1
Majority 2,530
Turnout 7,181 65.2
Conservative hold Swing
Potters Bar West & Shenley 5 May 2005 Hertsmere District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Usher 2,999 53.7 +4.9
Labour James Fisher 1,394 24.9 -8.3
Liberal Democrats Colin Dean 1,186 21.4 +3.6
Majority 1,605
Turnout 5,579 65.6
Conservative hold Swing
Watling 5 May 2005 Hertsmere District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hugh Saunders 4,546 64.7 +4.0
Liberal Democrats David Bird 1,283 18.5 +2.7
Labour Richard Kirk 1,170 16.8 -6.6
Majority 3,263
Turnout 6,999 68.3
Conservative hold Swing

North Herts (9 Seats)

Hitchin North 5 May 2005 North Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Billing 2,840 40.4 -9.5
Conservative Richard Thake 2,204 31.4 0.0
Liberal Democrats David Shirley 1,425 20.4 +6.4
Green Sarah Pond 545 7.8 +3.1
Majority 636
Turnout 7,014 64.7
Labour hold Swing
Hitchin Rural 5 May 2005 North Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Brook 2,825 48.9 +4.0
Labour Martin Stears 1,700 29.5 -10.8
Liberal Democrats Andrew Ircha 878 15.4 +0.7
Green Harold Bland 359 6.2 +6.2
Majority 1,125
Turnout 5,762 63.9
Conservative hold Swing
Hitchin South 5 May 2005 North Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derrick Ashley 3,072 44.9 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Clark 2,466 35.9 +8.9
Labour Douglas McCall 980 14.3 -8.7
Green Tony Ware 338 4.9 +4.9
Majority 606
Turnout 6,856 71.1
Conservative hold Swing
Knebworth & Codicote 5 May 2005 North Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Ellis 4,054 55.1 0.0
Liberal Democrats Debra Wilkins 1,417 19.4 +4.7
Labour Sandra Jackson 1,343 18.4 -7.3
Green David Ashton 512 7.1 +2.8
Majority 2,637
Turnout 7,326 68.1
Conservative hold Swing
Letchworth East & Baldock 5 May 2005 North Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Muir 2,781 40.9 +0.9
Labour Lorna Kercher 2,456 35.9 -7.1
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Hollands 1,230 18.3 +1.5
Green Julian Smith 338 4.9 +4.9
Majority 325
Turnout 6,805 61.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Letchworth North West 5 May 2005 North Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Niger Agar 2,446 43.7 -11.4
Conservative Michael Patterson 1,781 31.9 3.9
Liberal Democrats John Winder 1,085 19.2 +2.5
Green Heidi Mollart-Griffin 293 5.2 +5.2
Majority 665
Turnout 5,585 60.7
Labour hold Swing
Letchworth South 5 May 2005 North Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Emsall 3,177 42.7 +4.7
Liberal Democrats John Winder 1,968 26.5 -6.1
Labour Peter Mardell 1,955 26.3 -2.9
Green Donald Flockhart 348 4.7 +4.7
Majority 1,209
Turnout 7,448 67.7
Conservative hold Swing
North Herts Rural 5 May 2005 North Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anthony Hunter 3,226 44.4 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Ian Simpson 2,890 39.8 -5.8
Labour Kenneth Garland 873 12.1 -0.9
Green Stuart Madgin 270 3.7 +3.7
Majority 336
Turnout 7,259 71.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Royston 5 May 2005 North Herts District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Doug Drake 3,471 43.3 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Caroline Coates 2,584 32.3 +6.3
Labour Vaughan West 1,572 19.7 -11.5
Green Karen Harmel 375 4.7 +4.7
Majority 887
Turnout 8,002 66.0
Conservative hold Swing

St Albans (10 Seats)

Harpenden North East 5 May 2005 St Albans District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard Lloyd 3,366 46.6 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Phillips 2,452 33.9 -1.0
Labour Rosemary Ross 990 13.8 -5.3
Green Denise Taylor-Roome 414 5.7 +5.7
Majority 914
Turnout 7,222 71.8
Conservative hold Swing
Harpenden South West 5 May 2005 St Albans District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Iris Tarry 4,271 55.9 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Christopher Canfield 1,952 25.8 -0.1
Labour Linda Spiri 908 11.9 -5.9
Green Marc Sheimann 469 6.4 +6.4
Majority 2,319
Turnout 7,600 73.9
Conservative hold Swing
St Albans Central 5 May 2005 St Albans District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christopher White 2,833 42.6 -0.2
Conservative David Harvey 1,610 24.3 +0.8
Labour David Byatt 1,569 23.5 -8.2
Green Simon Grover 535 8.0 +8.0
Independent Vera Tinson 104 1.6 +1.6
Majority 1,223
Turnout 6,651 70.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Albans East 5 May 2005 St Albans District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Prowse 2,247 34.0 -2.0
Labour Edward Hill 2,044 31.0 -7.9
Conservative James Vessey 1,705 25.9 +3.6
Green Rosalind Paul 335 5.2 +5.2
Independent Elizabeth Saul 250 3.9 +3.9
Majority 203
Turnout 6,581 68.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
St Albans North 5 May 2005 St Albans District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Allan Witherick 2,260 32.1 +0.3
Conservative Richard Bretherton 2,250 32.1 +5.8
Labour David Allan 1,993 28.5 -13.0
Green Mark Ewington 508 7.4 +7.4
Majority 10
Turnout 7,011 70.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
St Albans Rural 5 May 2005 St Albans District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Hills 2,778 42.7 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Christopher Oxley 2,627 40.4 +0.1
Labour Andrew Viner 720 11.0 -5.4
Green William Berrington 389 5.9 -5.9
Majority 151
Turnout 6,514 72.2
Conservative hold Swing
St Albans South 5 May 2005 St Albans District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Clarkson 2,529 36.2 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Peter Burton 2,486 36.0 +7.6
Labour Janet Smith 1,956 27.8 -8.5
Majority 43
Turnout 6,971 70.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St Stephen's 5 May 2005 St Albans District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Aislinn Lee 3,195 44.2 +1.2
Conservative Pamela Clarkson 2,803 38.8 +1.6
Labour Janet Blackwell 1,020 14.2 -5.4
Green Kristian Tizzard 206 2.8 +2.8
Majority 392
Turnout 7,224 72.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Sandridge 5 May 2005 St Albans District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Churchard 2,359 39.8 -4.2
Conservative Beric Read 2,232 37.6 +2.7
Labour John Baughan 1,054 17.8 -3.2
Green Eric Harber 285 4.8 +4.8
Majority 127
Turnout 5,930 71.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
The Colneys 5 May 2005 St Albans District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Lee 2,381 37.6 +3.8
Labour Rosemary Sanderson 2353 37.4 -8.0
Liberal Democrats Richard Biddle 1,334 21.3 +0.8
Green Stephen Clough 237 3.7 +3.7
Majority 28
Turnout 6,305 64.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Stevenage (6 Seats)

Bedwell 5 May 2005 Stevenage District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tanis Kent 2,690 55.4 -6.0
Conservative Christine St Leitner 1,209 24.9 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Audrey Griffith 949 19.7 +3.6
Majority 1,481
Turnout 4,848 55.2
Labour hold Swing
Broadwater 5 May 2005 Stevenage District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sherma Batson 2,309 43.6 -10.1
Conservative Matthew Hurst 1,608 30.5 +2.0
Liberal Democrats Elisabeth Knight 1,074 20.4 +3.1
Green William Hoyes 292 5.5 +5.5
Majority 701
Turnout 5,283 61.1
Labour hold Swing
Chells 5 May 2005 Stevenage District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robin Parker 2,533 42.6 +10.4
Labour Hugh Tessier 2,002 33.7 -10.7
Conservative Galina Dimelow 1,399 23.7 +0.4
Majority 531
Turnout 5,934 67.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Old Stevenage 5 May 2005 Stevenage District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Downing 2,707 41.2 -6.2
Conservative James Fraser 2,347 35.8 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Moorcroft 1,122 17.1 +2.7
Green Bernard Chapman 391 5.9 +1.2
Majority 360
Turnout 6,567 60.9
Labour hold Swing
St Nicholas 5 May 2005 Stevenage District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Cullen 2,681 44.5 -8.1
Conservative Jody Hanafin 1,860 30.9 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Graham Snell 1,474 24.6 +9.2
Majority 821
Turnout 6,015 56.6
Labour hold Swing
Shephall 5 May 2005 Stevenage District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Royall 2,532 50.9 -7.3
Conservative Ralph Dimelow 1,401 28.2 +3.9
Liberal Democrats Nicholas Baskerville 1,032 20.9 +6.6
Majority 1,131
Turnout 4,965 56.2
Labour hold Swing

Three Rivers (6 Seats)

Abbots Langley 5 May 2005 Three Rivers District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Goggins 4,511 54.1 +7.9
Conservative Teresa Paddington 2,043 24.6 -3.5
Labour Jeannie Mehta 1,455 17.6 -7.8
Green Miranda March 309 3.7 +3.7
Majority 2,468
Turnout 8,328 68.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Chorleywood 5 May 2005 Three Rivers District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Leonard Spencer 3,493 50.3 +5.4
Liberal Democrats Martin Trevett 2,403 37.5 -7.9
Labour David Warburton 547 8.0 -1.4
Green Tina Kamei 289 4.2 +4.2
Majority 890
Turnout 6,932 73.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Croxley 5 May 2005 Three Rivers District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Drury 3,043 46.7 -6.1
Conservative David Sansom 2,147 33.0 +4.2
Labour Leonard Tippen 1,043 16.1 -2.2
Green John Dowdle 270 4.2 +4.2
Majority 896
Turnout 6,503 71.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Oxhey Park 5 May 2005 Three Rivers District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Clements 3,473 49.1 -3.5
Liberal Democrats Pamela Hames 2,309 32.7 +10.4
Labour Andrew Head 1,006 14.3 -10.5
Green Tina Kamei 278 3.9 +3.9
Majority 1,164
Turnout 7,066 69.1
Conservative hold Swing
Rickmansworth 5 May 2005 Three Rivers District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barbara Lamb 4,002 49.9 +2.6
Liberal Democrats Richard Struck 2,563 31.9 +0.3
Labour Graham Dale 1,101 14.4 -10.5
Green Ian West 353 4.4 +4.4
Majority 1,439
Turnout 7,066 67.2
Conservative hold Swing
South Oxhey 5 May 2005 Three Rivers District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Hobday 1,849 46.7 -5.9
Liberal Democrats Philip Brading 1,007 25.5 +2.6
Conservative David Benatar 856 21.7 -2.1
Green Elaine Edwards 244 6.1 +6.1
Majority 842
Turnout 3,956 53.0
Labour hold Swing

Watford (6 Seats)

Callowland Leggatts 5 May 2005 Watford District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Stephen Rackett 1,820 29.1 +24.1
Labour Geoffrey O'Connell 1,715 27.5 -23.5
Liberal Democrats Tariq Chohan 1,535 24.6 +8.2
Conservative Stephen O'Brien 1,170 18.8 -8.4
Majority 105
Turnout 6,240 61.3
Green gain from Labour Swing
Central Oxhey 5 May 2005 Watford District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Giles - Medhurst 2,751 45.3 +0.2
Labour Michael Jones 1,498 24.7 -5.4
Conservative Richard Bamford 1,430 23.7 +3.5
Green Ruth Atkin 375 6.3 +1.8
Majority 1,253
Turnout 6,054 61.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Meriden Tudor 5 May 2005 Watford District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Audrey Oaten 2,468 39.2 +23.2
Labour Marion Chambers 1,922 30.5 -13.6
Conservative Richard Southern 1,641 25.9 -6.7
Green Sanrara Byrne 275 4.4 -2.9
Majority 546
Turnout 6,306 64.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Nascot Park 5 May 2005 Watford District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Gordon 3,017 41.5 -5.4
Liberal Democrats George Derbyshire 2,800 38.5 +15.5
Labour Thomas Meldrum 1,128 15.4 -10.2
Green Sally Ivins 339 4.6 +0.1
Majority 217
Turnout 7,284 70.0
Conservative hold Swing
Vicarage Hollywell 5 May 2005 Watford District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Bell 2,478 42.3 -8.7
Liberal Democrats Maria Green 2,116 36.1 +10.6
Conservative David Ealey 966 16.7 -1.8
Green Philip Mitchell 286 4.9 +0.4
Majority 362
Turnout 5,846 56.2
Labour hold Swing
Woodside Stanborough 5 May 2005 Watford District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Derek Scudder 2,975 47.1 +8.1
Labour John Young 1,711 27.1 -7.5
Conservative Jonathan Cordell 1,384 21.9 -2.2
Green Kevin Pettifer 244 3.9 +1.6
Majority 1,264
Turnout 6,314 63.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Welwyn Hatfield (7 Seats)

Haldens 5 May 2005 Welwyn Hatfield District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robert Mays 2,652 40.7 -7.0
Conservative Darren Bennett 2,436 37.4 +3.6
Liberal Democrats Jonathan Arch 1,051 16.2 -2.0
Green Deborah Pearce 373 5.7 +5.7
Majority 216
Turnout 6,512 67.9
Labour hold Swing
Handside & Peartree 5 May 2005 Welwyn Hatfield District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Cowan 2,146 33.9 +13.4
Labour Mike Hobday 2,113 33.4 -8.9
Conservative Carl Storer 2,067 32.7 -4.3
Majority 33
Turnout 6,326 67.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Hatfield North 5 May 2005 Welwyn Hatfield District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Clare Berry 3,121 38.5 +3.3
Labour Maureen Cook 3,112 38.5 -7.6
Liberal Democrats Lis Meyland - Smith 1,434 17.7 -0.6
Green Graham Laverick 430 5.3 +5.3
Majority 9
Turnout 8,097 63.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Hatfield Rural 5 May 2005 Welwyn Hatfield District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Storey 4,783 71.4 +4.5
Labour Melvyn Jones 804 12.2 -1.8
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Blumsom 741 11.2 -1.7
Green Gill Wright 351 5.2 -0.6
Majority 3,979
Turnout 6,679 73.3
Conservative hold Swing
Hatfield South 5 May 2005 Welwyn Hatfield District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Pile 2,418 42.2 +4.9
Labour Linda Mendez 2,159 37.7 -7.3
Liberal Democrats Simon Archer 934 16.4 -1.3
Green Adrian Toole 215 3.1 +3.7
Majority 259
Turnout 5,726 63.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Welwyn 5 May 2005 Welwyn Hatfield District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Smith 4,607 53.7 +1.8
Labour Anthony Crump 1,894 22.2 -7.7
Liberal Democrats Ian Skidmore 1,536 17.9 -0.2
Green Robert Somerville 524 6.2 +6.2
Majority 2,513
Turnout 8,561 75.7
Conservative hold Swing
Welwyn Garden City South 5 May 2005 Welwyn Hatfield District
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Jones 2,545 43.9 -9.4
Conservative Keith Pieri 2,020 34.9 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Eirwen Smith 885 15.4 -0.5
Green Kevin Pressland 324 5.8 +5.8
Majority 525
Turnout 5,774 65.8
Labour hold Swing

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