The Liberal Democrat Group is now 23 Councillors (up 5).
In the Dacorum area the 10 County Councillors are 5 Conservative (down 3), 4 Liberal Democrats (up 2), 1 Independent (up 1).
Yet again the Liberal Democrats and not Labour have shown that they are the only party that can take on and beat the Conservatives, with massive increases in vote share. Across the Dacorum area the total vote share was Con 42% (down 7), Lib Dem 30% (up 5), Lab 15% (down 1). The Lib Dems gained two seats from the Conservatives and came close to gaining a third. Labour as in every recent election won nothing around here.
Thank you so much to everyone who voted Lib Dem, volunteered and stood in the elections.
The Liberal Democrat Group is now 19 Councillors (up 14), 7 from Hemel Hempstead, the Conservatives have 31, Independant 1 and Labour and Greens zero.
Cllrs Ron Tindall (Hemel St Paul's) & Nick Hollinghurust (Tring) again retained their County Council seats the other Dacorum area seats are Conservative. The Lib Dems came very close to winning a third seat in Berkhamsted.
Adrian England won the Adeyfield West by election on 29th September taking the seat off the Conservatives. The Liberal Democrats gain means they now have four Dacorum Councillors (Adrian England, Brenda Link, Ron Tindall & Roxanne Ransley) to Labour's two.
Cllrs Brenda Link (Higfield) & Ron Tindall (Adeyfield West) have been re-elected as Borough Councillors. The Liberal Democrats remain the official opposition to the Tories on the Council with three Councillors compared to two for Labour.
Cllrs Ron Tindall (Hemel St Paul's) & Nick Hollinghurust (Tring) retained their County Council seats, Labour yet again won nothing in Hemel Hempstead or Dacorum.
Hemel Hempstead Liberal Democrats candidate, Ron Tindall, gained a seat from Labour in the Adeyfield West by-election on 21st March.
Hemel Hempstead Liberal Democrats kept their two seats in Highfield ward, across Dacorum the Lib Dems held all six seats while Labour lost two and gained one.
Hemel Hempstead Liberal Democrats increased their share of the vote for the third general election in a row. Dr Richard Grayson increased the Lib Dem vote by 6% and overtook Labour taking the Lib Dems into 2nd place.
Result: Con 50%; Lib Dem 23% +6%; Labour 21% -19%; BNP 3% (lost deposit); UKIP 3% (lost deposit); Independent 1% (lost deposit)
In the by-election in Adeyfield West the Lib Dems were the only major party to increase both their total votes and their share of the vote. Labour & the Tories both went down.
Result: Con Hold - Con 486 33% (-9%); Lab 429 29% (-13%); Lib Dem 362 24.5% (+8%); BNP 203 14%
Liberal Democrats won Hemel St Paul's from Labour with 1,134 votes to Labour's 563
the Conservatives were 2nd on 34%, Labour 3rd on 17%.
The Lib Dems also came 2nd in four other seats, Bridgewater, Hemel East, Hemel Town & Kings Langley
Across the parliamentry seat the Lib Dems came 2nd with approximately 5,100 votes & Labour 3rd with about 4,600 votes (votes adjusted to fit the constituency boundary)
In the European Elections the Liberal Democrats forced Labour into 4th place.
The Dacorum results were:
Con 15,152; Ukip 6,837; LIB DEM 6,310; Labour 4,572; Grn 3,586; BNP 2,238; Others 3,896