Three Rivers District Council elections

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One third of Three Rivers District Council in Hertfordshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election.

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Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties: [1]

Party in controlYears
No overall control 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1986
No overall control 1986–1987
Liberal Democrats 1987–1990
No overall control 1990–1999
Liberal Democrats 1999–2015
No overall control 2015–2016
Liberal Democrats 2017–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1986 have been: [2]

CouncillorPartyFromTo
Ann Shaw Liberal Democrats 198617 May 2016
Sara Bedford Liberal Democrats 17 May 201614 Jul 2020
Sarah Nelmes Liberal Democrats 14 Jul 2020

Council elections

Changes between elections

1991 boundaries

Croxley Green South By-Election 28 November 1996
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats 40350.5
Labour 25532.0
Conservative 13917.4
Majority14818.5
Turnout 79729.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Abbots Langley By-Election 2 January 1997
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats 58148.1
Conservative 46438.4
Labour 16413.6
Majority1179.7
Turnout 1,20934.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

1999 boundaries

Hayling By-Election 7 December 2000 [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour David Saxon21051.9-3.9
Liberal Democrats Raymond Tully8420.7+2.2
Conservative Graham Denman7418.3-7.3
BNP Ian Edward379.1+9.1
Majority12631.2
Turnout 40516.9
Labour hold Swing
Hayling By-Election 14 June 2002 [10]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Kerron Cross18838.8-17.0
Conservative Lynda Lewis15431.8+6.2
Liberal Democrats Alison Scarth14329.5+11.0
Majority347.0
Turnout 48519.8
Labour hold Swing
Rickmansworth By-Election 5 May 2005 [11]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Conservative Mark Weedon1,17856.3-5.9
Liberal Democrats Leslie Mead62930.1+4.1
Labour Graham Dale28513.6+0.0
Majority54926.2
Turnout 2,09266.5
Conservative hold Swing
Leavesden By-Election 4 June 2009 [12]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Keith Williams85763.3-8.7
Conservative Chris Hawes36927.3+5.7
Labour Colin Gray1289.5+3.0
Majority48836.0
Turnout 1,35433.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hayling By-Election 24 September 2009 [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Labour Stephen King48753.9+21.7
Conservative Ty Harris19021.0-4.6
BNP Deirdre Gates17018.8-11.5
Liberal Democrats Dennis Rogers566.2-1.4
Majority29732.9
Turnout 90335.0
Labour hold Swing

2014 boundaries

Gade Valley by-election, 12 January 2017
PartyCandidateVotes%±%
Liberal Democrats Alex Michaels62660.9+24.0
Conservative 19619.1-22.9
Labour 11911.6-9.6
UKIP 696.7N/A
Green 181.8N/A
Majority43041.8
Turnout 20.75
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

The seat vacated by the death of Liberal Democrat Ann Shaw (Chorleywood South & Maple Cross) was held in a by-election on 13 July 2017 by Phil Williams. [14]

At a by-election on 12 October 2017, the Liberal Democrats' Keith Martin gained Oxhey Hall and Hayling from the Conservatives, whose councillor Ty Harris had resigned. [15] [16]

Alison Wall (Durrants) defected from the Lib Dems to the Conservatives in February 2018. [17]

Martin Brooks (Leavesden) resigned from the Liberal Democrats in March 2018. [18]

See also

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References

  1. "Three Rivers". BBC News Online . 19 April 2008. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  2. "Council minutes". Three Rivers District Council. Retrieved 7 June 2022.
  3. The District of Three Rivers (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  4. The Dacorum and Three Rivers (Areas) Order 1985
  5. legislation.gov.uk - The Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire (County Boundaries) Order 1991. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  6. "Three Rivers". * BBC News Online See Local Government Commission for England Report Final Recommendations on the Future Electoral Arrangements for Three Rivers in Hertfordshire, February 1998. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  7. legislation.gov.uk - The District of Three Rivers (Parishes and Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  8. legislation.gov.uk - The Three Rivers (Electoral Changes) Order 2014. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
  9. My personal records show Conservative Graham Denman second with 84 votes, Lib Dem Raymond Tully third with 74 votes. Not sure which is the correct result!
  10. "Hayling By-election Result 2002". Three Rivers District Council. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  11. "District council by-election result - May 2005" (PDF). Three Rivers District Council. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  12. "Lib Dems win Leavesden by-election". Watford Observer. 5 June 2009. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  13. "District council by-election result - September 2009" (PDF). Three Rivers District Council. Retrieved 25 September 2009.
  14. "Brilliant Lib Dem win in Three Rivers by-election". Mark Pack. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  15. "District Council By-Election - 12 October 2017". Three Rivers District Council. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  16. "Conservative councillor resigns from his post". Watford Observer. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  17. "Lib Dem councillor defects to alternative party over 'incompatible' views". Watford Observer. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  18. "'It was my own decision' Councillor denies he quit because he was to be 'deselected'". Watford Observer. Retrieved 30 March 2018.