2021 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 26 23 5
Seats won 4 0 0
Seats after 30 23 2
Seat change Increase 4 Steady Decrease 3
Popular vote 20,918 17,393 5,619
Percentage 41.2% 34.3% 11.1%

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Independent Green
Seats before 3 1
Seats won 0 0
Seats after 2 1
Seat change Decrease 1 Steady
Popular vote 616 6,090
Percentage 1.2% 12.0%

St. Alban
Winner in each ward for the 2021 St Albans City and District Council election

Council control before election

No overall control

Council control after election

Liberal Democrats

The 2021 St Albans City and District Council election took place on 6 May 2021, delayed by one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 Liberal Democrats achieved a majority for the first time since 2011 and took the council back from no overall control.[2]

Results summary

2021 St Albans City and District Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 11 Increase 5 55.0 19 30 51.7 20,918 41.2 -0.9
  Conservative 8 Decrease 1 40.0 15 23 39.7 17,393 34.3 +4.0
  Labour 0 Decrease 3 0.0 2 2 39.7 5,619 11.1 -3.5
  Independent 0 Decrease 1 0.0 2 2 3.4 616 1.2 -1.5
  Green 1 Steady 5.0 0 1 1.7 6,090 12.0 +1.7
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 71 0.1 New
  Workers Party 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 37 <0.1 New

Ward Results

Ashley

Ashley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Pedroz 1,672 60.5 +4.5
Green Stephane Farenga 372 13.5 +1.3
Conservative Don Ratnasekera 348 12.6 +2.9
Labour Jonathan Pearce 311 11.3 -10.8
Workers Party Ajantha Kangaha Arachchi 37 1.3 New
Majority 1,301 46.5 +12.6
Turnout 2,764 44.8 +4.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +1.6

Source:[3]

Batchwood

Batchwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sinead Howland 1,311 51.5 +12.0
Conservative Ross Andrews 506 19.9 +2.8
Labour Mal Pakenham 483 19.0 -14.9
Green Anne McQuade 188 7.4 -2.0
Reform UK David Thurston 35 1.4 New
Majority 805 31.6 -17.3
Turnout 2,547 45.7 +4.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +13.5

Clarence

Clarence
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris White 1,643 61.4 -2.5
Green Matt Fisher 458 17.1 +6.5
Conservative Ambrose Killen 388 14.5 -0.5
Labour George Sanderson 172 6.4 -4.1
Majority 1,185 44.3 -4.6
Turnout 2,677 48.7 +16.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -4.5

* A by-election took place in this ward on the 3rd October 2019 in order to fill a seat vacancy.[4]

Cunningham

Cunningham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Geoff Harrison 1,220 55.4 +0.8
Conservative Jordan Sweeney 581 26.4 +8.5
Labour John Paton 227 10.3 -10.2
Green Phil Fletcher 146 6.6 -0.4
Majority 639 29 -5.1
Turnout 2,201 44.6 +1.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -3.9

Harpenden East

Harpenden East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pip Liver 1,100 44.0 +13.9
Liberal Democrats Paul de Kort 993 39.6 +9.5
Conservative Matt Stephens 935 37.4 +4.8
Conservative Paul Foster 817 32.7 +0.1
Labour Eleanor Clarke 263 10.5 +1.6
Labour James Gill 228 9.1 +0.2
Green Angela Troughton 189 7.6 -0.7
Green Dee Thomas 184 7.4 -0.9
Majority 58 2.2 N/A
Turnout 2,498 44.7 +8
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +4.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +4.7

Harpenden North

Harpenden North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Allison Wren 1,124 45.0 +10.2
Conservative Susan Griffiths 1,005 40.2 -4.7
Green Tracy Morris 195 7.8 -3.2
Labour Emily Tilly 149 6.0 -3.3
Majority 119 4.8 N/A
Turnout 2,497 44.1 +11.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing +7.5

Harpenden South

Harpenden South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Heritage 1,325 54.7 +0.5
Conservative Mark Beashel 1,317 54.4 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Denise Bowser 536 22.0 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Maddie Liver 459 19.0 -1.8
Green Nina Vinther 307 12.7 +0.2
Labour Linda Spiri 230 9.5 -2.9
Labour David Crew 229 9.5 -2.9
Green Ian Troughton 170 7.0 -5.5
Majority 789 32.7 -0.7
Turnout 2,421 44.6 +10.1
Conservative hold Swing -0.4
Conservative hold Swing +1.0

Harpenden West

Harpenden West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lisa Scriven 1,293 43.3 -6.2
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Phillips 863 28.9 +1.5
Green Kyle Riley 565 19 +5.3
Labour Rebecca Madole 233 7.8 -1.6
Majority 500 14.4 -5.7
Turnout 2,989 48.8 +10
Conservative hold Swing -3.9

London Colney

London Colney
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sarah Tallon 897 37.1 +3.0
Labour Dreda Gordon 837 34.6 -4.3
Liberal Democrats Tony Lillico 478 19.7 +1.3
Green Mark Park-Crowne 189 7.8 -0.8
Majority 60 2.5 N/A
Turnout 2,418 33.3 +2.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +3.7

Marshalswick North

Marshalswick North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Raj Visram 1,230 52.1 -6.1
Conservative Claudio Duran 722 30.6 +4.9
Green James Lomas 207 8.8 -0.2
Labour Alexander Veitch 175 7.4 -0.7
Majority 508 21.5 -10
Turnout 2,359 45.8 +2.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -5.5

Marshalswick South

Marshalswick South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Will Jankowski 1,607 53.9 +0.2
Conservative Salih Gaygusuz 899 30.1 -0.5
Green Nadia Bishara 269 9.0 +1.5
Labour Iain Grant 207 6.9 -1.4
Majority 708 23.8 +0.7
Turnout 3,003 53.3 +3.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +0.4

Park Street

Park Street
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Curthoys 946 35.4 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Simon Mostyn 807 30.2 -13.4
Independent David Yates 616 23.1 New
Labour Martin McGrath 167 6.3 -3.7
Green Lucy Swift 116 4.3 -6.3
Majority 139 5.2 N/A
Turnout 2,669 44.9 +9.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +6.5

David Yates was the sitting councillor, and had been elected as a Liberal Democrat in 2016.

Redbourn

Redbourn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Thomas Chapman 1,027 47.4 +15.1
Liberal Democrats Brian Gunson 683 31.5 +18.6
Labour Symon Vergo 290 13.4 -0.1
Green David Brockway 137 6.3 New
Majority 544 15.9 N/A
Turnout 2,167 44.7 +7.1
Conservative gain from Independent Swing N/A

Sopwell

Sopwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sarwar Shamser 1,492 57.1 +9.8
Labour Janet Smith 528 20.2 -12.6
Conservative Susan Devi 398 15.2 +4.7
Green Lesley Baker 165 6.3 -3.1
Majority 964 36.9 -1.5
Turnout 2,615 47.5 +4.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +11.2

St Peters

St Peters
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Simon Grover 1,719 59.1 +40.2
Conservative Georgie Calle 650 22.3 +3.1
Labour Ed Bailey 509 17.5 +7.6
Majority 1,069 36.8 N/A
Turnout 2,911 43.5 +2.5
Green hold Swing +18.6

St Stephen

St Stephen
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Aaron Jacob 1,177 46.6 -6.2
Liberal Democrats Alison Smith 1,120 44.4 +16.7
Green Nick Bainbridge 125 5.0 -6.4
Labour Janet Blackwell 102 4.0 -4.1
Majority 57 1.8 -23.3
Turnout 2,524 46.8 +10.2
Conservative hold Swing -11.5

Verulam

Verulam
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Davies 1,888 59.6 +4.2
Conservative Alex Clark 898 28.3 -3.0
Green Candy Whittome 173 5.5 -2.2
Labour Laurence Chester 134 4.2 -1.3
Reform UK Andrew Butchart 36 1.2 New
Majority 990 41.3 +17.2
Turnout 3,170 55.8 +6.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +3.6

Wheathampstead

Wheathampstead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gill Clark 1,264 54.2 +10.5
Liberal Democrats Ben Batt 692 29.6 -7.2
Green Oliver Hitch 216 9.3 -3.7
Labour Jonathan Hegerty 145 6.2 -1.7
Majority 572 24.6 -44.5
Turnout 2,334 46.8 +6.7
Conservative hold Swing +8.9

References

  1. ^ "St Albans City and District Council". BBC. Archived from the original on 3 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  2. ^ "Elections 2021: Hertfordshire councils change hands". BBC News. 10 May 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Elections - Thursday 6 May 2021". St Albans City & District Council. Archived from the original on 12 May 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Declaration Of Result Of Poll" (PDF). St Albans City & District Council. 3 October 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 May 2021. Retrieved 12 May 2021.