Elections in Hertsmere since 1983

That’s 34 years of Hertsmere General Election voting data, from the Thatcher high water mark of 1983 (the biggest landslide since Labour’s 1945 win, you’ll remember) to 2017’s most surprising result, via that other high water mark – Blair’s even bigger 1997 landslide. The Hertsmere Parliamentary constituency has only existed since 1983. Before it there… Continue reading Elections in Hertsmere since 1983

Hertsmere – the results are in

Blimey, what a night. British politics has been turned on its head. Young voters have challenged the electoral status quo as never before. A Prime Minister brought low by hubris. But you don’t want to know about all that. You want to know what happened here in Hertsmere, right? As expected, it was not an… Continue reading Hertsmere – the results are in

What to expect from General Election day in Hertsmere

First of all, if you live in Radlett and can vote, do complete our one-minute survey about local issues influencing Radlett voters. We’ve done this before and it produces lots of useful insight. It’ll be online until 5pm today and we’ll share the results this evening. We essentially already know the result of the 2017… Continue reading What to expect from General Election day in Hertsmere

Your Radlett General Election guide

Let’s start with the 2015 results for the Hertsmere constituency. Here’s our analysis of the voting two years ago. Four parties stood last time (no Greens) and the Tory share was a substantial 59.3%. According to the excellent Electoral Calculus, Hertsmere is the Conservatives’ 103rd safest seat and Oliver Dowden has a 97% chance of… Continue reading Your Radlett General Election guide

Are you ready for the General Election?

Here’s a timetable for the next few weeks. Monday 22 May (11.59pm). Deadline for registering to vote. Do it online here. You’ll need your National Insurance number (but there’s also a way to register if you don’t have one) and it takes five minutes. If you haven’t done this yet, or if you haven’t helped… Continue reading Are you ready for the General Election?

What we know about your candidates for the 2017 General Election

There are five candidates for the 2017 election in Hertsmere. That’s one more than in 2015 – the Greens have returned to the fray. Here’s what we know so far. I’ll add more here as we get it. In alphabetical order: Oliver Dowden, Conservative. The incumbent. A local man and a former Cameron adviser, helicoptered… Continue reading What we know about your candidates for the 2017 General Election

The 2017 County Council elections in Radlett

UPDATE: Saturday 6 May. The County Council results are all in. The details shows a strong swing towards the Conservatives. They’ve gained five seats. Labour has lost six, including their leader on the Council, Leon Reefe. The Liberals gained two. Turnout was 34.1%, substantially up from 28.9% in 2013 (turnout here in Watling Division was… Continue reading The 2017 County Council elections in Radlett

Here’s what we know so far about the 2017 General Election in Hertsmere

There will be a General Election. The House of Commons has voted 522 to 13 to approve the Government’s motion for an early General Election and it will take place on 8 June. It was a complete surprise – and not just for electors. When I called the office of our MP Oliver Dowden after… Continue reading Here’s what we know so far about the 2017 General Election in Hertsmere

Radlett’s EU referendum vote in context

It was, let’s face it, a surprise. As late as the close of polling on Thursday bookmakers were still offering 7/1 on Brexit (that’s a 12.5% probability). The opinion polls weren’t too far off for this vote but still gave Remain a small lead. Our polling district, Hertsmere, voted Leave by a margin of 1.6%… Continue reading Radlett’s EU referendum vote in context