UK results
Party Conservative Labour Scottish National Party Liberal Democrat Democratic Unionist Party Others
Seats 318 262 35 12 10 13
Change −13 +30 −21 +4 +2 −2
UK Results

After 650 of 650 seats


Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
Party Votes % Net percentage change in seats



Oliver Dowden Votes 31,928 header_vote_share 61.1 Net percentage change in seats +1.8



Fiona Smith Votes 14,977 header_vote_share 28.7 Net percentage change in seats +6.2


Liberal Democrat

Joe Jordan Votes 2,794 header_vote_share 5.3 Net percentage change in seats -0.2



David Hoy Votes 1,564 header_vote_share 3.0 Net percentage change in seats -9.7


Green Party

Sophie Summerhayes Votes 990 header_vote_share 1.9 Net percentage change in seats +1.9

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 61.1
Labour 28.7
Liberal Democrat 5.3
UKIP 3.0
Green Party 1.9

Vote share change since 2015

Green Party
Liberal Democrat

Latest updates

Support for Conservatives increases in safe territory

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

Many parts of Hertfordshire represent "safe Tory territory" and sitting MPs were able to consolidate their support in spite of big swings to Labour.

Conservative Oliver Heald boosted his share of the vote in Hertfordshire North East by 3.3% to take a 58.6% share with Labour's Doug Swanney trailing on 28.3%. UKIP again failed to field a candidate.

Mike Penning held Hemel Hempstead for the Tories witha 9,445 majority and 55% of the vote, a 2.1% boost, with Labour's Mandi Tattershall increasing her share by 13.1% to take 36.9%.

In Hertsmere Conservative Oliver Dowden took a 61.1% share following a marginal 1.8% increase with Fiona Smith for Labour on 28.7% and UKIP's David Hoy losing 9.7% of his party's vote share.

David Gauke in Hertfordshire South West won 57.9% of the vote share for the Tories with Rob Wakely boosting Labour's share by 9.4%, exactly the amount lost by UKIP.

Result in: Dowden holds Hertsmere

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

As expected, a Tory win for Oliver Dowden in Hertsmere, with more votes for the man who was a first time MP in 2015.

But Labour will perhaps be pleased to have gained over 3,700 votes in the seat, as they take a bigger share of the lost UKIP support.

Hertsmere count
Hertsmere Borough Council

The breakdown of the votes is as follows:

  • Oliver Dowden (Con) 31,928
  • Fiona Smith (Lab) 14,977
  • Joe Jordan (Lib Dem) 2,794
  • David Hoy (UKIP) 1,564
  • Sophie Summerhayes (Green) 990

BreakingConservatives hold Hertsmere

Oliver Dowden (Con) has held Hertsmere with 31,928 votes.

Hertsmere: Conservative hold

Election result

Hertsmere: Constituency analysis

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

Hertsmere’s MP before the election was called, Oliver Dowden, is our newest representative, having won election for the first time in 2015.

Oliver Dowden
Conservative Party

He’s in a seat that has only known Tory control since it was set up in 1983, and Dowden carries a majority of more than 18,000 into this election.

Coming up against him in 2017 will be candidates from Labour, the Lib Dems, the Greens and UKIP.

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:  



, with candidate Oliver Dowden
, have the following results:
  • 29,696 total votes taken.
  • 59.3% share of the total vote
  • +3.3% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Richard Butler
, have the following results:
  • 11,235 total votes taken.
  • 22.4% share of the total vote
  • +3.7% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Frank Ward
, have the following results:
  • 6,383 total votes taken.
  • 12.7% share of the total vote
  • +9.1% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Sophie Bowler
, have the following results:
  • 2,777 total votes taken.
  • 5.5% share of the total vote
  • -11.8% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

Back to top