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?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
Our EU referendum opinion poll closed early this morning. You voted – narrowly – in favour of Remain. Now it’s time for the real thing. During the ten days the poll was live, things moved around a lot, though, and both sides had a majority at one point or another. With a sample of 361,… Continue reading The Radlett Wire EU referendum poll – the results are in