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

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

Police and crime commissioner – no surprises but a big increase in turn-out

Conservative David Lloyd has been re-elected. Most people don’t know who their Police Commissioner is and surveys have shown that many have no idea what they do. Something’s obviously changed in Hertfordshire, though, because turn-out for the vote more than doubled, from a disastrous 14.5% in 2012 to an almost creditable 29% this year –… Continue reading Police and crime commissioner – no surprises but a big increase in turn-out

How you voted

It was never going to be the most exciting of elections for us in Hertsmere. No earthquake for us. It’s a Conservative hold, of course (as it is across Hertfordshire). And the Hertsmere numbers tell the national story pretty well. Conservative, Labour and Ukip all saw increases, both in absolute numbers and in share of… Continue reading How you voted

General election 2015 – the nominations are in and no, you can’t vote Green

If you voted for the BNP or for the Greens at the last general election and you were thinking of doing so again this time, you’re out of luck. Neither is standing in Hertsmere in 2015 and the deadline for candidates to get their names on the ballot has now passed, so that’s it. Between… Continue reading General election 2015 – the nominations are in and no, you can’t vote Green