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

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

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

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

So what’s going to get you voting?

Less that 24 hours to go. Which Radlett issues will influence your vote in the election? We asked and you answered (you can still complete the survey here). So, in order of importance to local voters, here are the issues that will motivate the Radlett electorate in the polling booth Thursday (number of votes for… Continue reading So what’s going to get you voting?

The manifestos are in

So we now have manifestos from all the major parties. Here, for your convenience, are the manifestos of the four parties standing in Hertsmere: Conservative – Strong leadership, a clear economic plan, a brighter, more secure future (here’s the downloadable version). Labour – Britain only succeeds when working people succeed (downloadable version). Liberal Democrats –… Continue reading The manifestos are in

Hertsmere votes

The nice people at Herstmere’s communications department are doing a great job today keeping electors up-to-date with the count in the local elections and the referendum on voting reform that took place yesterday. They’re using Twitter to post regular updates and pictures (like the one above, from the count itself). Yesterday they alerted us to… Continue reading Hertsmere votes