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Hitchin & HarpendenParliamentary constituency
|Party||Votes||%||Net percentage change in seats|
|Bim Afolami||Votes 31,189||header_vote_share 53.1||Net percentage change in seats -3.8|
|John Hayes||Votes 19,158||header_vote_share 32.6||Net percentage change in seats +11.9|
|Hugh Annand||Votes 6,236||header_vote_share 10.6||Net percentage change in seats +2.5|
|Richard Cano||Votes 1,329||header_vote_share 2.3||Net percentage change in seats -3.3|
|Ray Blake||Votes 629||header_vote_share 1.1||Net percentage change in seats +1.1|
Christian Peoples Alliance
|Sid Cordle||Votes 242||header_vote_share 0.4||Net percentage change in seats +0.4|
Change compared with 2015
Turnout and CON majority
If you're browsing through the results for Hertfordshire, the Tories have held on to their key seats.
Many sitting MPs and contenders saw their share of their vote increase as UKIP was absent from several constituencies.
In Welwyn Hatfield, Conservative Grant Shapps boosted his vote by 0.7% while Labour's Anawar Miah took a 10.6% increase, mainly from UKIP supporters.
In Hitchin and Harpenden, where the turnout was 77.4%, Bim Afolami held onto the seat despite a 3.8% fall in support in a constituency that UKIP failed to fight.
Labour's John Hayes saw his share increase by 11.9% and Hugh Annand of the Lib Dems in third place received a 2.5% boost.
BBC Local Live
"Honour" and "privilege" - these seem to be the key words from the newly-elected MPs as they tweet their thanks to those who voted for them.
BBC Local Live
The Conservatives have held Hitchin and Harpenden but they have a new MP in Bim Afolami, after Peter Lilley stepped down.
Mr Afolami got 31,189 votes - 4,529 fewer than Mr Lilley in 2015, but with a reduced majority from 20,055 to 12,031.
Here's the breakdown:
Bim Afolami (Con) 31,189
John Hayes (Lab) 19,158
Hugh Annand (LD) 6,236
Richard Cano (Green) 1,329
Ray Blake (Ind) 629
Sid Cordle (CPA) 242
Bim Afolami (Con) holds Hitchin and Harpenden for the Conservatives.
BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter
Peter Lilley has been an MP in Hertfordshire for 34 years, including the last 20 representing Hitchin and Harpenden, but has chosen not to stand in 2017.
This means we’ll have the excitement of a brand new MP for the constituency.
With Lilley holding a 20,055 majority, his Tory replacement Bim Afolami will surely be favourite to succeed him in a seat that has been Tory since its creation in 1997.
However, the seat is unique in the three counties for having a leader standing in it, with Sid Cordle from the Christian People’s Alliance among five rivals that Afolami will have to face, along with Labour, Lib Dem, Green and Independent candidates.
BBC Local Live
"She can't be everywhere. She's taking the fight into areas that don't have a Conservative in."
Those are the words of the former Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden, Peter Lilley, talking about Theresa May, after the Conserative leader failed to canvas in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire during the election campaign.
He said she's leaving the job to the local candidates, so "don't be hurt by her absence".
He said one of the main areas the party has been campaigning for is a strong "leadership", and she's the person to "negotiate" us out of the European Union.
The other two main party leaders have been in our patch today, with the leader of the Liberal Democrats coming to St Albans and tonight Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, is in Watford.
- 31,488 total votes taken.
- 56.9% share of the total vote
- +2.3% change in share of the votes
- 11,433 total votes taken.
- 20.6% share of the total vote
- +7.1% change in share of the votes
- 4,917 total votes taken.
- 8.9% share of the total vote
- +5.8% change in share of the votes
- 4,484 total votes taken.
- 8.1% share of the total vote
- -18.6% change in share of the votes
- 3,053 total votes taken.
- 5.5% share of the total vote
- +4.0% change in share of the votes
Change compared with 2010