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Elections to Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council took place on 3 May 2018. This was on the same day as other local elections across the United Kingdom.[1]

2018 Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council election

← 2016 3 May 2018 (2018-05-03) 2019 →

16 seats (out of 48 seats)
25 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats before 28 16 5
Seats won 6 5 5
Seats after 26 15 8
Seat change Decrease 2 Decrease 1 Increase 3
Popular vote 11.553 8,770 6,835
Percentage 41.3 28.9 24.4
Swing Decrease 4.0 Decrease 0.2 Increase 7.5

Composition of the Council

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

16 5 28
Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative

After the election, the composition of the council was:

15 8 26
Labour Liberal Democrats Conservative

Results summary

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council election, 2018
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 26 1 3 Decrease 2 41.3 11,553 Decrease4.0
  Labour 15 1 2 Decrease 1 28.9 8,088 Decrease0.2
  Liberal Democrats 8 3 0 Increase 3 24.4 6,835 Increase7.5
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 4.6 1,403 Increase2.6
  Abolish the Town Council 0 0 0 Steady 0.7 208 New

Ward results

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Brookmans Park and Little Heath

Brookmans Park and Little Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Rebecca Louise Lass 1,519 75.2 Increase4.1
Labour Graham Martyn Beevers 274 13.6 Decrease0.3
Liberal Democrats Louisa Beth Noel 228 11.3 Decrease3.7
Majority 1,245 61.6
Turnout 2,021 39.9
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.2

Haldens

Haldens
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lucy Musk 647 34.7 Decrease3.0
Conservative Drew Robert Richardson 624 33.5 Decrease1.9
Liberal Democrats Anthony Dennis 592 31.8 Increase19.9
Majority 23 1.2
Turnout 1,863 37.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Decrease0.6

Handside

Handside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Siobhan Anne Elam 1,495 56.1 Increase20.3
Conservative Graham Eric Dowler 889 33.4 Decrease8.8
Labour Ian Merison 279 10.5 Decrease5.3
Majority 606 22.7
Turnout 2,263 48.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase14.6

Hatfield Central

Hatfield Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pankit Shah 756 53.7 Decrease2.0
Conservative Caron Anne Juggins 446 31.7 Decrease0.5
Liberal Democrats Adam Edwards 205 14.6 Increase2.5
Majority 310 22.0
Turnout 1,407 26.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.8

Hatfield East

Hatfield East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Hebden 756 42.8 Increase8.8
Labour Cathy Watson 648 36.7 Increase4.8
Liberal Democrats Jackie Brennan 363 20.5 Increase10.5
Majority 108 6.1
Turnout 1,767 32.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Increase2.0

Hatfield South West

Hatfield South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kieran Michael Thorpe 679 46.3 Increase1.5
Conservative Kim Elizabeth Langley 382 26.1 Decrease4.1
Abolish the Town Council Melvyn Jones 208 14.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Paul Graham Wilson 197 13.4 Increase2.3
Majority 297 20.2
Turnout 1,466 28.8
Labour hold Swing Increase2.8

Hatfield Villages

Hatfield Villages
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Duncan James Bell 688 46.0 Decrease3.9
Conservative Samuel Kasumu 598 39.9 Decrease10.0
Labour Margaret Anne Eames-Peterses 554 37.0 Decrease0.9
Labour Oliver Timothy Price 496 33.1 Decrease4.8
Liberal Democrats Jane Quinton 212 14.2 Increase2.0
Liberal Democrats Gemma May Louise Moore 205 13.7 Increase1.5
Independent Carol Ann Beckerman 69 4.6 N/A
Majority 44
Turnout 1,497 29.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease1.6
Conservative hold Swing

Hollybush

Hollybush
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lynn Anne Chesterman 726 53.4 Increase14.5
Conservative Howard Frank Weintrob 475 34.9 Decrease5.8
Liberal Democrats Christopher Paul Corbey-West 103 7.6 Increase1.5
Independent George William Saunders 56 4.1 N/A
Majority 251 18.5
Turnout 1,360 27.4
Labour hold Swing Increase10.2

Howlands

Howlands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Max Peter Holloway 858 52.2 Increase16.0
Conservative Stan Tunstall 629 38.3 Increase9.3
Liberal Democrats Konrad Basch 157 9.5 ±0.0
Majority 229 13.9
Turnout 1,644 32.3
Labour hold Swing Increase3.4

Northaw and Cuffley

Northaw and Cuffley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bernard John Sarson 1,152 70.5 Increase1.9
Conservative Simon Anthony Wrenn 1,133 69.3 Increase0.7
Liberal Democrats Robina Helen Durrant 320 19.6 Increase1.2
Liberal Democrats Clive Johnson 240 14.7 Decrease3.7
Labour Sheila Ann Barrett 205 12.5 Decrease0.5
Majority 813 49.7
Turnout 1,635 34.1
Conservative hold Swing Decrease0.3
Conservative hold Swing

Panshanger

Panshanger
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ayesha Rohale 601 37.5 Increase22.0
Conservative Darren Malcolm Bennett 564 35.2 Decrease10.6
Labour Zoe Pateman 367 22.9 Increase0.6
Independent Susan Patricia Storer 70 4.4 N/A
Majority 37 2.3
Turnout 1,602 35.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Increase16.3

Peartree

Peartree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tamsin Francesca Jackson-Mynott 583 44.0 Increase7.9
Labour Helen Jane Beckett 512 38.7 Increase6.6
Conservative Roy Gilbert Talbot 229 17.3 Decrease0.8
Majority 71 5.3
Turnout 1,324 28.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase0.7

Sherrards

Sherrards
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jean-Paul Bernard Skoczylas 782 38.7 Increase25.6
Conservative Alan Stewart Franey 672 33.3 Decrease4.9
Labour Jason Lee Robinson 484 24.0 Decrease3.1
Independent Jon Beckerman 82 4.1 N/A
Majority 110 5.4
Turnout 2,020 44.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Increase15.3

Welham Green and Hatfield South

Welham Green and Hatfield South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Helen Quenet 793 44.8 Decrease2.9
Liberal Democrats Jaida Esin Caliskan 692 39.1 Decrease8.1
Conservative Teresa Florence Travell 599 33.9 Increase1.9
Conservative Edward Frederick Findlay Boulton 570 32.2 Increase0.2
Labour Linda Elizabeth Mendez 393 22.2 Increase1.9
Labour John Richard Eames-Petersen 364 20.6 Increase0.3
Majority 93 5.2
Turnout 1,769 33.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Decrease2.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Welwyn East

Welwyn East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steven Markiewicz 875 47.8 Increase1.9
Labour Rose Grewal 515 28.1 Increase5.2
Independent Carl Jamie Storer 237 12.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Helen Natalie Harrington 204 11.1 Decrease7.8
Majority 360 19.7
Turnout 1,831 36.1
Conservative hold Swing Decrease1.7

Welwyn West

Welwyn West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sunny Thusu 1,054 51.9 Increase12.2
Independent Sandra Anne Kyriakides 785 38.7 Increase3.5
Labour Joshua Murombo Chigwangwa 191 9.4 Decrease2.5
Majority 269 13.2
Turnout 2,030 42.3
Conservative hold Swing Increase4.4

By-Elections

Welwyn West

A by-election was held on 29 November following the death of Mandy Perkins, the leader of the Council.

Welwyn West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Richard Smith 960 58.7 Increase6.8
Liberal Democrats Christina Maria Raven 604 36.9 N/A
Labour Josh Chigwangwa 72 4.4 Decrease5.0
Majority 356 21.8
Turnout 1,636 33.7
Conservative hold Swing Decrease21.9

References

  1. ^ "Tories retain Welwyn Hatfield control in Hertfordshire elections". Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Election Results - 3 May 2018". Retrieved 13 May 2019.