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Hitchin & Harpenden

Parliamentary constituency


General Election 2017 results
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


Liberal Democrat

Hugh Annand Votes 6,236 header_vote_share 10.6 Net percentage change in seats +2.5


Green Party

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

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 53.1
Labour 32.6
Liberal Democrat 10.6
Green Party 2.3
Independent 1.1
Christian Peoples Alliance 0.4

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Christian Peoples Alliance
Green Party

Latest updates

What happened in Hertfordshire overnight

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

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.

Hitchin & Harpenden: Conservative hold

Election result

Result in: Conservatives hold Hitchin and Harpenden

Katy Lewis

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.

Hitchin and Harpenden announcement

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

BreakingConservatives holds Hitchin and Harpendon

Bim Afolami (Con) holds Hitchin and Harpenden for the Conservatives.

Hitchin and Harpenden: Constituency analysis

Andy Holmes

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.

'Don't be hurt' by Theresa May's absence, says retiring MP

Alex Pope

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.

Peter Lilley
Conservative Party

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.



, with candidate Peter Lilley
, have the following results:
  • 31,488 total votes taken.
  • 56.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Rachel Burgin
, have the following results:
  • 11,433 total votes taken.
  • 20.6% share of the total vote
  • +7.1% change in share of the votes
, with candidate John Stocker
, have the following results:
  • 4,917 total votes taken.
  • 8.9% share of the total vote
  • +5.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Pauline Pearce
, have the following results:
  • 4,484 total votes taken.
  • 8.1% share of the total vote
  • -18.6% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Richard Wise
, have the following results:
  • 3,053 total votes taken.
  • 5.5% share of the total vote
  • +4.0% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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