Hertsmere Borough Council elects all its councillors on a four-year cycle, with the next elections in 2023. Since the last boundary changes in 1999, 39 councillors have been elected from 15 wards.[1]

Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
No overall control 1973-1976
Conservative 1976-1994
No overall control 1994-1996
Labour 1996-1999
Conservative 1999–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1999 have been:[3]

Councillor Party From To
Stuart Nagler Conservative 26 May 1999 17 Oct 2001
Neil Payne Conservative 17 Oct 2001 20 Sep 2006
John Graham Conservative 20 Sep 2006 8 Oct 2007
Morris Bright Conservative 8 Oct 2007

Council elections

Borough result maps

By-election results

Borehamwood Brookmeadow By-Election 7 June 2001[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Leon Reefe 1,386 50.2 -6.9
Conservative Dora O'Sullivan 878 31.8 -11.1
Liberal Democrats Mary Marsh 497 18.0 +18.0
Majority 508 18.4
Turnout 2,761 55.1
Labour hold Swing
Borehamwood Cowley Hill By-Election 5 May 2005[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Hedges 1,519 51.3 +12.5
Conservative Alan Gellatly 1,017 34.4 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Mark Silverman 423 14.3 +14.3
Majority 502 16.9
Turnout 2,959 56.9
Labour hold Swing
Potters Bar Oakmere By-Election 22 October 2009[13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tugay Sevincli 679 76.6 +5.4
Labour Paul Tengwo 207 23.4 -5.4
Majority 472 53.2
Turnout 886 17.1
Conservative hold Swing
Bushey Heath By-Election 26 November 2009[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Morris 748 74.8 -3.9
Liberal Democrats Anita Ownsworth 157 15.7 +6.8
Labour Charles George 95 9.5 +1.3
Majority 591 59.1
Turnout 1,000 20.3
Conservative hold Swing
Borehamwood Kenilworth By-Election 5 October 2017
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeremy Newmark 383 37.8 -10.1
Conservative Pat Strack 341 33.7 -19.4
Liberal Democrats Mary Marsh 144 14.2 N/A
Independent Lawrence Strack 91 9.0 N/A
UKIP Vikki Johnson 54 5.3 N/A
Majority 42 4.1
Turnout 21.84
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Jeremy Newmark was the Labour Party candidate for the seat of Finchley & Golders Green at the 2017 General Election.

References

  1. ^ "Welcome to Council and Democracy". Hertsmere. Archived from the original on 11 May 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  2. ^ "Hertsmere". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Council minutes". Hertsmere Borough Council. Retrieved 8 June 2022.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The District of Hertsmere (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Greater London and Hertfordshire (County and District Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Greater London and Hertfordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Essex, Greater London and Hertfordshire (County and London Borough Boundaries) Order 1993. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Hertsmere". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  9. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Hertsmere (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  10. ^ "The Hertsmere (Electoral Changes) Order 2018". gov.uk. 25 April 2018. Retrieved 28 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Election Results". Hertsmere Borough Council. Archived from the original on 22 June 2002. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
  12. ^ "Election results - 2005". Hertsmere. Archived from the original on 9 June 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  13. ^ "By-election results October 2009". Hertsmere. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  14. ^ "Tory victory in by-elections". Borehamwood & Elstree Times. 23 October 2009. Retrieved 23 October 2009.
  15. ^ "By-election results November 2009". Hertsmere. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010. Retrieved 27 November 2009.