2022 Watford Borough Council election
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12 of the 36 seats on Watford Borough Council
 
Party Liberal Democrats Labour Conservative
Last election 26 seats, 44.0% 4 seats, 28.6% 0 seats, 26.6%

The 2022 Watford Borough Council election is currently taking place as of 5 May 2022.[1] One third (12) of the 36 members of Watford Borough Council will be elected. The elections will take place alongside elections to local authorities across the United Kingdom, and an election for the Mayor of Watford.

The Liberal Democrats went into the election controlling the council, holding 24 of the 36 seats. They also held the mayorship, after Peter Taylor was elected in 2018.[2]

Electoral process

See also: Watford Borough Council elections

Watford Borough Council is elected in thirds, with a third of all seats up for election every year for three years, with an election to Hertfordshire County Council instead in the fourth year.[3] The election will take place by first-past-the-post voting, with wards represented by three councillors, with one elected in each election year to serve a four-year term. The seats up for election in 2022 are those last contested in the 2018 election.

Candidates

Candidates seeking re-election are marked with an asterisk (*).

Callowland

Callowland[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Butler
Conservative Matthew Geary
Liberal Democrats Ian Stotesbury*
Turnout

Central

Central[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hrithik Dattani
Liberal Democrats Aga Dychton*
Labour Mohammed Wadud Hakim
Independent Dennis Wharton
Turnout

Holywell

Holywell[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Penelope Hill
TUSC Mark O'Conner
Conservative Sanjaya Pant
Labour Matt Turmaine*
Turnout

Leggatts

Leggatts[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Shafiq Ahmed
TUSC Derek Foster
Conservative Jennie Raperport
Labour Seamus Williams
Turnout

Meriden

Meriden[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Prashanth Elangovan
Labour Helena Farrington
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Pattinson
Turnout

Nascot

Nascot[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ravi Kura
Liberal Democrats Tom Osborn
Labour Edward Tunnah
Turnout

Oxhey

Oxhey[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Hickey
Liberal Democrats Kennedy Rodrigues
Labour Sue Sleeman
Reform UK Neal Webber
Turnout

Park

Park[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Butler
Liberal Democrats Peter Kloss*
Conservative Linda Topping
Turnout

Stanborough

Stanborough[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Betty Muspratt
Liberal Democrats Lenny Nembhard
Conservative Peter Williams
Turnout

Tudor

Tudor[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Carly Bishop
Labour Diana Ivory
Liberal Democrats Stephen Johnson*
Turnout

Vicarage

Vicarage[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Octavian Chirila Filip
Labour Nasreen Shah*
Liberal Democrats Dan Thurlow
Turnout

Woodside

Woodside[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Malcolm Bush
Conservative Matthew Cawthorne
Liberal Democrats Glen Saffery*
Turnout

Mayoral election

The Conservative Party announced Binita Mehta-Parmar as their mayoral candidate in August 2021. Mehta-Parmar was formerly the Conservative group leader on Watford Borough Council.[16] Incumbent mayor Peter Taylor was unanimously reselected by the Liberal Democrats as their candidate in September 2021. He stated that his priorities would be to "to create more jobs, make the town greener and support those most in need."[17] The Labour Party selected Asif Khan as their candidate in November 2021. Khan is a councillor on Watford Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council. He stated that he would focus on development in Watford, and was opposed to the number of high-rise buildings under construction.[18]

2022 Watford Borough mayoral election[19][20]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Liberal Democrats Peter Taylor 12,895 54.8%
Labour Asif Khan 6,234 26.5%
Conservative Binita Mehta-Parmar 4,404 18.7%

References

  1. ^ Patel, Dimple. "Elections in Watford". www.watford.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Vote 2018: Watford mayoral election result". BBC News. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Election Timetable in England" (PDF). gov.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  4. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of Councillor for the Callowland Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  5. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of Councillor for the Central Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  6. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of Councillor for the Holywell Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  7. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of Councillor for the Leggatts Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  8. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of Councillor for the Meriden Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  9. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of Councillor for the Nascot Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  10. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of Councillor for the Oxhey Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  11. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of Councillor for the Park Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  12. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of Councillor for the Stanborough Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  13. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of Councillor for the Tudor Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  14. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of Councillor for the Vicarage Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  15. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of Councillor for the Woodside Ward – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  16. ^ Louis, Nathan (13 August 2021). "Watford Conservatives announce 2022 mayoral candidate". Watford Observer. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  17. ^ Cowen, James (17 September 2021). "Liberal Democrats announce candidate for Mayor of Watford". Watford Observer. Retrieved 31 March 2021.
  18. ^ Louis, Nathan (23 November 2021). "Asif Khan selected as Labour candidate for Watford mayor". Watford Observer. Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  19. ^ Nolan, Donna (5 April 2022). "Election of a Mayor for the Borough of Watford – Statement of Persons Nominated". Watford Borough Council. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  20. ^ "Watford Mayor Election 2022 Candidates and Results". BBC News. Retrieved 6 May 2022.