Election 2015: Conservatives win St Albans and Harpenden

The Tories hold St Albans and the Hitchin and Harpenden seat.

The Tories hold St Albans and the Hitchin and Harpenden seat. - Credit: Archant

The Tories have stormed to victory in both the St Albans and Hitchin and Harpenden constituencies.

Anne Main won St Albans with a massive majority of 25,392, with Labour’s Kerry Pollard polling around half that with 12,660.

Liberal Democrat Sandy Walkington came in third with 10,076, followed by UKIP’s Chris Wright with 4,271 and Jack Easton of the Green Party picking up just 2,034 votes.

Anne said afterwards: “I am pleased to say I will continue with the promise I made to everyone in St Albans, I am 100 per cent your MP.”

Peter Lilley comfortably held onto Hitchin and Harpenden with 31,488 votes - an increased majority and share of the vote.

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Rachel Burgin (Labour) came in second place with 11,433 and John Stocker of UKIP was third with 4,917 narrowly beating Liberal Democrat Pauline Pearce with 4,484. The Green Party’s Richard Wise picked up just 3,053.

Peter thanked the other candidates for fighting one of the most “honest, positive and agreeable campaigns’” and said it had been a momentous night.

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