Lib Dem success in local elections

May 8, 2016 11:21 AM
Originally published by Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats

Ballot boxThe Liberal Democrats have made a net gain of 12 councillors across Hertfordshire in the local elections. The highlight being Watford where the party took back seven seats from Labour and the Conservative.

David Davies, chair of Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats said "I welcome the news that as a party the Liberal Democrats are fighting back and winning for local residents across the County. We were the only party to make net gains in Herts. showing we are winning back voters in our towns and villages."

He added "success in Watford, St Albans, North Hertfordshire, Welwyn Hatfield and Three Rivers puts us in a strong position ahead for the 2017 County Council elections.

  • North Hertfordshire Council - net gain of one seat
  • St Albans - net gain of one seat, remain official opposition with 17 councillors.
  • Stevenage - held our seat up for election
  • Three Rivers - held all our seats, Lib Dem Group remains in minority control the council.
  • Watford - regained majority control of the council with a net gain of seven seats, wiping out all the Conservative councillors in the process.
  • Welwyn-Hatfield - net gain of three seats