The EU Parliamentary election results are in

A dramatic result in Radlett’s EU constituency – East of England. A wipe-out for Labour and a big loss for the Tories. An amazing result for the Brexit Party, the Greens and the Lib Dems (oh, and UKIP essentially disappeared). The Conservatives lost two of their three MEPs in our EU Parliamentary constituency, leaving them… Continue reading The EU Parliamentary election results are in

What were the big issues for General Election voters in Radlett?

About a week ago, just before the 2017 General Election, we asked you which local issues would motivate you to vote. We did this for the last election too, back in 2015. So, in order of importance to you, here are the issues that got the Radlett electorate voting, with the 2015 position in italics… Continue reading What were the big issues for General Election voters in Radlett?

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

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

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

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

EU Referendum – Hertsmere has voted

Leave wins in Hertsmere, by a margin of about 0.9%. And against the backdrop, as I write this at 3.40 a.m., of a bigger vote for Leave than expected. In our Radlett opinion poll, which closed just before the polls opened on Thursday morning, Remain was ahead by about 1.5%. Turnout for the referendum in… Continue reading EU Referendum – Hertsmere has voted