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

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