Stevenage voters turn against Labour in county elections
The Conservatives have won a majority in the Stevenage county council vote defeating three Labour incumbents. Old Stevenage, Broadwater and St Nicholas turned from red to blue on the political map of Herts as voters came out in anger against the Governme
The Conservatives have won a majority in the Stevenage county council vote defeating three Labour incumbents.
Old Stevenage, Broadwater and St Nicholas turned from red to blue on the political map of Herts as voters came out in anger against the Government in the county council elections.
After three attempts, James Fraser took the Old Town seat from Michael Downing the town mayor designate, while Mathew Hurst defeated Sherma Batson in Broadwater. Philip Bibby defeated David Cullen in the St Nicholas ward.
Out of the six county seats in the town, the other three remained unchanged with Labour's Sharon Taylor, leader of the borough council, holding Bedwell, Labour's John Lloyd retaining Shephall and the Liberal Democrat Robin Parker holding Chells.
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Newcomers to the county elections, UKIP, beat the Lib Dems into third place in five of the six seats.
Overall turnout was 37.52 per cent.
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The election results are as follows:
Bedwell (9043 electorate, 36.03 per cent turnout)
Clark, Leslie (Cons) 763
Godfrey, Thomas William (BNP) 243
Steiner, Gareth (Lib Dem) 342
Taylor, Sharon Jane (Lab) 1256
Tompkins, Terry (UKIP) 490
Walker, Ashley (Green) 181
Broadwater (8898 electorate, 37.49 per cent turnout)
Baskerville, Ralph Christopher (Lib Dem) 422
Batson, Sherma Amantha (Lab) 948
Hurst, Matthew Ashleigh Steven (Con) 1066
Medley, Arthur Noah (BNP) 196
Mollart-Griffin, Heidi (Green) 183
Worden, Roy (UKIP) 507
Chells (9718 electorate, 39.85 per cent turnout)
De Bock, Ann (Green) 142
Joshi, Bhavna (Lab) 781
Parker, Robin Gareth (Lib Dem) 1444
Peers, Cheryl Kathleen (BNP) 233
Seddon, Julie (UKIP) 411
Wyatt, Mathew Paul (Con) 850
Old Stevenage (11589 electorate, 40.96 per cent turnout)
Downing, Michael (Lab) 1501
Fraser, James Robert Philip (Con) 1708
Hearmon, Clive (Lib Dem) 514
Madgin, Stuart Wanstall (Green) 298
Norgan, Reginald Frank (BNP) 219
Seddon, Rik (UKIP) 515
St Nicholas (11061 electorate, 35.48 per cent turnout)
Berrington, William (Green) 208
Bibby, Philip John (Con) 1173
Cooper, John Robert (Eng Dem) 299
Cullen, David William (Lab) 1114
Mason Marion (UKIP) 462
Ralph, Mark Anthony (BNP) 213
Snell, Graham William (Lib Dem) 441
Shephall (9162 electorate, 34.37 per cent turnout)
Baskerville, Nicholas Trevelyan (Lib Dem) 380
Cooper, Carl (Eng Dem) 147
Hoyes, William Anthony (Green) 193
Hurst, Christine Brenda (Con) 784
Layson, Bob (UKIP) 400
Lloyd, John (Lab) 1026
Savage, Terence Frederick (BNP) 197