2019 St Albans City and District Council election
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21 of the 58 seats to St Albans City and District Council
30 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Conservative Labour
Seats before 18 30 6
Seats won 7 Steady 0
Seats after 25 23 6
Seat change Increase 7 Decrease 8 0
Popular vote 17,971 12,943 6,247
Percentage 42.1% 30.3% 14.6%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Independent Green
Seats before 2 1
Seats won 1 0
Seats after 3 1
Seat change Increase 1 0
Popular vote 1,153 4,343
Percentage 2.7% 10.3%

St. Alban
Winner in each ward for the 2019 St Albans City and District Council election

Council control before election

Conservative

Council control after election

No overall control

The 2019 St Albans City and District Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of St Albans City and District Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. At the elections, the Conservatives lost control of the council[2]

Summary results

St Albans City and District Council election, 2019
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 25 7 0 Increase 7 42.1 17,971 Increase7.2
  Conservative 23 0 8 Decrease 8 30.3 12,943 Decrease7.9
  Labour 6 1 1 Steady 14.6 6,247 Decrease4.7
  Independent 3 1 0 Increase 1 2.7 1,153 Increase2.2
  Green 1 0 0 Steady 10.3 4,343 Increase3.5

Aftermath

The Conservatives lost the majority control of the council that they had held for four years, since 2015. Casualties of the election included the incumbent Conservative council leader, Alec Campbell, who lost his seat in a landslide.[3]

At the full council meeting on May 22, the Liberal Democrats formed a minority administration, which was voted into power by a margin of 27-22, with eight Labour and Independent councillors abstaining. Alongside the Liberal Democrat councillors, the one Green councillor voted in favour of the Lib Dem administration.[4]

Ward results

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Ashley

Ashley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Iqbal Zia 1,411 56.0 -1.8
Labour Mohammed Mortuza 556 22.1 -0.8
Green Stephane Farenga 308 12.2 +6.2
Conservative Yasmin-May Harisha 244 9.7 -3.7
Majority 855 33.9 -1.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Batchwood

Batchwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Liz Needham 878 39.5 +16.2
Labour Gordon Baisley 755 33.9 -16.3
Conservative Alex Harisha-Clark 381 17.1 -3.5
Green Anne McQuade 210 9.4 +3.9
Majority 123 5.6 -21.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Clarence

Clarence
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Danny Clare 1,521 63.9 +6.1
Conservative Don Deepthi 357 15.0 -7.5
Green Catherine Michel 252 10.6 +3.9
Labour Jagat Chatrath 249 10.5 -2.5
Majority 1,164 48.9 +13.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Colney Heath

Colney Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Brazier 1,022 57.6 +4.5
Conservative Susan Devi 421 23.7 -3.3
Labour Andrew Osborne 174 9.8 -5.3
Green James Ryan 157 8.9 +4.0
Majority 601 33.9 +7.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cunningham

Cunningham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Donald 1,132 54.6 +16.8
Labour Muhammad Rahim 426 20.5 -7.5
Conservative Sarah Tallon 372 17.9 -7.7
Green Greg Blom 145 7.0 +2.1
Majority 706 34.1 +24.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Harpenden East

Harpenden East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Geoffrey Newman 658 32.6 -19.5
Liberal Democrats Pip Liver 608 30.1 +0.1
Independent Anne James 406 20.1 N/A
Labour James Gill 179 8.9 -9.0
Green Angela Troughton 168 8.3 N/A
Majority 50 2.5 -19.6
Conservative hold Swing

Harpenden North

Harpenden North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Bert Pawle 818 44.9 -6.1
Liberal Democrats Melanie Priggen 633 34.8 +4.4
Green Ian Troughton 200 11.0 +5.0
Labour Emily Tilly 169 9.3 -3.2
Majority 185 10.1 -10.5
Conservative hold Swing

Harpenden South

Harpenden South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Ellis 994 54.2 -10.1
Liberal Democrats Zoe Frances Galvin 382 20.8 +3.8
Green Rosalind Paul 230 12.5 +7.1
Labour George Fraser 227 12.4 -0.9
Majority 612 33.4 -13.9
Conservative hold Swing

Harpenden West

Harpenden West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Butterworth 1,122 49.5 -8.7
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Phillips 622 27.4 +4.0
Green Lesley Baker 311 13.7 +8.4
Labour Henry Meredith 212 9.4 -3.8
Majority 500 22.1 -12.7
Conservative hold Swing

London Colney

London Colney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Helen Pakenham 855 38.9 ±0.0
Conservative Liz Winstone 749 34.1 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Tony Lillico 403 18.4 +2.5
Green Mark Park-Crowne 189 8.6 +4.2
Majority 106 4.8 -2.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Marshalswick North

Marshalswick North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Clare Julien 1,223 57.2 +11.7
Conservative Lyn Bolton 549 25.7 -9.3
Green James Lomas 193 9.0 +3.3
Labour Alexander Veitch 173 8.1 -5.7
Majority 674 31.5 +21.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Marshalswick South

Marshalswick South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Karen Young 1,461 53.7 +12.5
Conservative Salih Gaygusuz 833 30.6 -3.7
Labour Richard Harris 225 8.3 -8.5
Green Susana Garcia-Martinez 204 7.5 +2.1
Majority 628 23.1 +16.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Park Street

Park Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Syed Abidi 866 43.6 +3.5
Conservative Claudio Duran 710 35.8 -8.2
Green Sally Leonard 211 10.6 +6.9
Labour Gary Chambers 198 10.0 -2.3
Majority 156 7.8 +3.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Redbourn

Redbourn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent David Mitchell 747 41.2 N/A
Conservative Ed Webster 586 32.3 -29.1
Labour Symon Vergo 245 13.5 -5.0
Liberal Democrats Will Jankowski 234 12.9 +0.4
Majority 161 8.9 -34.0
Independent gain from Conservative Swing

Sandridge

Sandridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Frances Leonard 689 48.0 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Sharon Hollingsworth 394 27.4 +5.8
Green Matthew Maddock 199 13.9 +2.7
Labour Jonathan Hegerty 154 10.7 -5.3
Majority 295 20.6 -9.0
Conservative hold Swing

Sopwell

Sopwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Emma Matanle 1,050 46.5 -2.8
Liberal Democrats Mandy McNeil 1,018 45.1 -4.2
Labour Iain Grant 729 32.3 -1.6
Labour Eileen Harris 720 31.9 -1.4
Conservative Barry Sumpter 233 10.3 -2.9
Conservative Graham Leonard 215 9.5 -3.7
Green Lucy Swift 208 9.2 +5.1
Green Phil Fletcher 189 8.4 +4.3
Majority 289 12.8 -3.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

St Peters

St Peters
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Will Tucker 1,365 51.9 +20.4
Conservative Alec Campbell 505 19.2 -7.5
Green Jill Mills 495 18.9 -10.2
Labour Mark Ewington 260 9.9 -2.7
Majority 860 32.7 +30.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

St Stephen

St Stephen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dave Winstone 1,006 52.8 -10.7
Liberal Democrats Sinead Howland 527 27.7 +5.7
Green Caroline Hall 217 11.4 +6.8
Labour Janet Blackwell 154 8.1 -1.8
Majority 479 25.1 -16.4
Conservative hold Swing

Verulam

Verulam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Barrett 1,529 55.4 -1.1
Conservative Paul Verity 865 31.3 +0.9
Green Candy Whittome 213 7.7 +3.7
Labour Michael Bartlet 153 5.5 -3.6
Majority 664 24.1 -2.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Wheathampstead

Wheathampstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sandra Wood 851 43.7 -22.4
Liberal Democrats Gerard Panting 710 36.4 +22.1
Green Oliver Hitch 233 12.0 +4.5
Labour Neil Sankey 154 7.9 -4.2
Majority 141 7.3 -44.5
Conservative hold Swing

By-elections between 2019 and 2021

A by-election was held in Clarence on 3 October 2019, after the resignation of Liberal Democrat councillor Caroline Brooke. The seat was held by the new Liberal Democrat candidate, Josie Madoc.

Clarence by-election, 3rd October 2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Josie Madoc 1,177 68.8 +4.9
Conservative Don Deepthi 314 18.4 +3.4
Labour Gary Chambers 112 6.5 -4.0
Green Rebecca Michel 107 6.3 -4.3
Majority 863 50.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "St Albans City and District Council". BBC. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Election results: Conservatives lose control in St Albans". BBC. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Election results: Conservatives lose control in St Albans". BBC News. 3 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Liberal Democrats hold the power after St Albans council leadership vote". 26 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Local Council Elections 2 May 2019". St Albans City & District Council Election. Archived from the original on 6 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.