Watford Borough Council elections

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One third of Watford Borough Council in Hertfordshire, England is elected each year, followed by one year when there is an election to Hertfordshire County Council instead.

Watford Town & Borough in England

Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, South East England, 15 miles (24 km) northwest of central London.

Hertfordshire County of England

Hertfordshire is one of the home counties in southern England. It is bordered by Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire to the north, Essex to the east, Greater London to the south, and Buckinghamshire to the west. For government statistical purposes, it is placed in the East of England region.

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Political control

Party in controlYears
Labour 1973 - 1988
No overall control 1988 - 1990
Labour 1990 - 2000
No overall control 2000 - 2003
Liberal Democrats 2003 - present

Council elections

Elections to Watford Borough Council were held on 7 May 1998. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

Elections to Watford Borough Council were held on 6 May 1999. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 1998. The Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.

Elections to Watford Borough Council were held on 4 May 2000. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.

By-election results

Meriden By-Election 1 May 1997
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 3,76848.2-14.1
Conservative 2,47331.7+9.8
Liberal Democrat 1,57020.1+4.3
Majority1,29516.5
Turnout 7,811
Labour hold Swing
Nascot Park By-Election 1 May 1997
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative 3,69550.0+1.7
Liberal Democrat 1,96326.6+4.9
Labour 1,72723.4-6.7
Majority1,73223.4
Turnout 7,385
Conservative hold Swing
Holywell By-Election 7 June 2001
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 1,44751.1+7.3
Liberal Democrat 90632.0+2.1
Conservative 47716.9-1.9
Majority54119.1
Turnout 2,830
Labour hold Swing
Tudor By-Election 7 June 2001
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 1,26042.5+1.3
Conservative 1,01134.1-7.6
Liberal Democrat 46715.8-1.3
Independent 1163.9+3.9
Green 1123.8+3.8
Majority2498.4
Turnout 2,966
Labour hold Swing
Vicarage By-Election 7 June 2001
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour 1,69156.9+0.9
Conservative 67422.7+1.3
Liberal Democrat 60720.4-2.2
Majority1,01734.2
Turnout 2,972
Labour hold Swing
Oxhey By-Election 20 June 2002
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat 1,02472.4+5.0
Conservative 24517.3-1.5
Labour 1057.4-3.2
Green 402.8-0.4
Majority77955.1
Turnout 1,41428.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Nascot By-Election 15 June 2006
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Mark Watkin88745.4+17.4
Conservative Angela Basit82842.4-12.0
Green Sally Ivins1457.4+1.3
Labour Mohammed Riaz924.7-6.9
Majority593.0
Turnout 1,95236.6
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing
Tudor By-Election 16 October 2008
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Darren Walford93250.0
Conservative Richard Lloyd Vaughan Southern48626.1
Labour Mark James Xerri27314.6
Green Helen Elizabeth Wynne914.9
BNP Guy Dickens834.5
Majority44623.9
Turnout 186540.83
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Leggatts By-Election 4 June 2009 (caused by resignation of incumbent)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Stephen Johnson53427.1
Liberal Democrat Malcolm Adcock48924.8
Green Maria Green463463
Labour Ahsan Khan43822.2
Majority452.3
Turnout 196936.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Central By-Election 14 October 2010 (caused by resignation of incumbent)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Helen Lynch69644.1
Labour Fred Grindrod62239.4
Conservative Youseffe Fahmy15810.0
Green Dorothy Nixon795.0
UKIP Dan Channing241.5
Majority744.7
Turnout 157924.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Nascot By-Election 29 September 2011 (caused by resignation of incumbent)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Jeanette Aron102148.5
Conservative Penny Edwards81838.8
Labour Omar Ismail1346.4
Green Sally Ivins1336.3
Majority2039.6
Turnout 210634.29
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Vicarage By-Election 6 October 2011 (caused by resignation of incumbent)
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Maureen Joan Mills91752.9
Liberal Democrat Philip Granville Gough40323.2
Independent Mohammad Azam19011.0
Independent Paul Baker1297.4
Conservative David Charles Ealey955.5
Majority51429.6
Turnout 173429.47
Labour hold Swing
Central By-Election 12 November 2012
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Democrat Lizz Ayre71645.9
Labour Avril Haley55035.3
Conservative Binita Mehta1519.7
Green Su Murray835.3
UKIP Renie Susan Price593.8
Majority166
Turnout 24.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing


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References

  1. The Borough of Watford (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1975
  2. "Watford". BBC Online . Retrieved 2008-05-13.
  3. legislation.gov.uk - The Borough of Watford (Electoral Changes) Order 1998. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  4. legislation.gov.uk - The Watford (Electoral Changes) Order 2016. Retrieved on 20 April 2016.