Map of the results of the 2008 Hertsmere council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red. Wards in grey were not contested in 2008.
Map of the results of the 2008 Hertsmere council election. Conservatives in blue and Labour in red. Wards in grey were not contested in 2008.

The 2008 Hertsmere Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Hertsmere Borough 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

The Conservatives won all 4 seats in Bushey, including defeating the Liberal Democrat group leader Robert Gamble in Bushey North by 182 votes.[3] The Conservatives also took Borehamwood Brookmeadow from Labour, with the Labour group leader Ann Harrison holding Borehamwood Cowley Hill by 40 votes.[4]

Following the election Lynne Hodgson became the new leader of the Liberal Democrat group.[5]

Hertsmere Local Election Result 2008[2][6]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 12 3 0 +3 92.3 65.2 14,218 +8.9%
  Labour 1 0 1 -1 7.7 19.4 4,241 -1.9%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 2 -2 0 10.3 2,250 -6.3%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.4 743 -0.2%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 224 -0.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 144 -0.3%

Ward results

Aldenham East[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Graham 1,179 80.6 +5.4
Green Jeannette McDermott 163 11.1 +2.4
Labour Raymond Edge 121 8.3 +1.0
Majority 1,016 69.4 +3.0
Turnout 1,463 40.1 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Aldenham West[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Simon Patnick 952 74.5 +0.2
Labour Sandra Huff 168 13.1 +0.9
Green Caroline Boydell 158 12.4 -1.1
Majority 784 61.3 +0.6
Turnout 1,278 34.7 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing
Borehamwood Brookmeadow[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrew Zucker 839 48.1
Labour Ian Feeney 764 43.8
Green David Harris 141 8.1
Majority 75 4.3
Turnout 1,744 32.4 +8.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Borehamwood Cowley Hill[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Harrison 640 39.8 -9.2
Conservative Farida Turner 600 37.3 +2.1
Socialist Labour James Dry 224 13.9 -1.9
Independent Frank Ward 144 9.0 +9.0
Majority 40 2.5 -11.2
Turnout 1,608 26.7 +1.0
Labour hold Swing
Borehamwood Hillside[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hannah David 1,091 57.9 -4.5
Labour Peter Hedges 573 30.4 -7.2
Liberal Democrats Gavin Whenman 220 11.7 +11.7
Majority 518 27.5 +2.8
Turnout 1,884 28.5 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bushey Heath[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Seamus Quilty 1,561 78.7 +3.4
Liberal Democrats Andrew Brass 177 8.9 -5.5
Labour David Bearfield 162 8.2 -2.1
Green Karen Ward 83 4.2 +4.2
Majority 1,384 69.8 +8.9
Turnout 1,983 37.5 +4.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bushey North[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve O'Brien 783 48.5 +9.8
Liberal Democrats Robert Gamble 601 37.2 -10.5
Labour Jim Sowerbutts 132 8.2 +1.7
Green Arjuna Krishna-Das 100 6.2 -0.8
Majority 182 11.3
Turnout 1,616 34.1 0.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Bushey Park[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Silver 864 62.3 +13.8
Liberal Democrats Adam Richards-Gray 522 37.7 -13.8
Majority 342 24.6
Turnout 1,386 39.0 -9.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bushey St James[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pervez Choudhury 984 50.2
Liberal Democrats Kim Elliot 730 37.2
Labour Yue Cheng 150 7.6
Green Edward Canfor-Dumas 97 4.9
Majority 254 13.0
Turnout 1,961 36.0 -2.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Potters Bar Furzefield[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Knell 1,303 77.9 +13.2
Labour James Fisher 369 22.1 +6.9
Majority 934 55.9 +11.4
Turnout 1,672 34.3 +6.0
Conservative hold Swing
Potters Bar Oakmere[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martin Heywood 1,187 71.2 -3.9
Labour Russell Ramshaw 480 28.8 +3.9
Majority 707 42.4 -7.8
Turnout 1,667 30.1 0.0
Conservative hold Swing
Potters Bar Parkfield[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Donne 1,903 84.5 +13.0
Labour Pierre Tengwo 350 15.5 +5.8
Majority 1,553 68.9 +16.3
Turnout 2,253 38.1 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Shenley[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Wayne 972 74.5 +5.2
Labour Richard Butler 332 25.5 +8.0
Majority 640 49.1 -2.8
Turnout 1,304 38.1 +6.2
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Hertsmere". BBC News Online. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Local elections 2008" (PDF). House of Commons Library. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  3. ^ Hnizdo, Filip (2 May 2008). "Tories take Bushey seats". Borehamwood & Elstree Times. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  4. ^ "Labour leader keeps seat". Borehamwood & Elstree Times. 2 May 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Hertsmere Lib Dems select new leader". Watford Observer. 14 May 2008. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Election results - 2008". Hertsmere Borough Council. Archived from the original on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011.