Election 2015: Conservatives win St Albans and Harpenden
- 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.
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.
- 1 Recap: Rail delays through St Albans and Harpenden after train hits branch
- 2 Fire crews receive 'multiple' 999 calls amid large blaze at Welham Green
- 3 Jubilee garden opened at Harpenden primary school
- 4 Goods worth more than £260 in total stolen from St Albans Co-op store
- 5 Clarence Park deckchairs banned following council concerns
- 6 St Albans garden centre dedicates fundraising year to Brain Tumour Research
- 7 Teenager ‘robbed at knife-point' by two males in Hemel Hempstead
- 8 School's generous donation to foodbank
- 9 Breakaway Theatre Company returns with an enjoyable day at the races in Ladies' Day
- 10 Katherine Ryan and Romesh Ranganathan spotted filming in St Albans
The results of the district council elections will be known late this afternoon.