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After 650 of 650 seats

Hertfordshire North East

Parliamentary constituency


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



Oliver Heald Votes 32,587 header_vote_share 58.6 Net percentage change in seats +3.3



Doug Swanney Votes 15,752 header_vote_share 28.3 Net percentage change in seats +9.5


Liberal Democrat

Nicky Shepard Votes 4,276 header_vote_share 7.7 Net percentage change in seats +0.1


Green Party

Tim Lee Votes 2,965 header_vote_share 5.3 Net percentage change in seats 0.0

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 58.6
Labour 28.3
Liberal Democrat 7.7
Green Party 5.3

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

Latest updates

East MPs among Brexit vote rebels

A number of MPs in the east of England were among 11 Tory rebels who voted against the government, defeating a key Brexit vote.

The backbench revolt in the Commons last night resulted in the first significant defeat for Theresa May's Brexit legislation.

Theresa May
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Eleven Conservatives - including South Cambridgeshire's Heidi Allen, Huntingdon's Jonathan Djanogly, Beaconsfield MP Dominic Grieve and North East Hertfordshire's Sir Oliver Heald - chose to side with Labour in demanding that MPs be given a vote on any Brexit deal before it is finalised.

Proposals to change parliamentary constituency boundaries

Sarah Jenkins

BBC Local Live

Analysis of proposals to re-draw the map of parliamentary constituencies, suggests the Conservatives could have won an overall majority, if the plans had been in place for the election in June.

The proposals are being published today by the Boundary Commission and are designed to even out the numbers of voters in each seat, if the number of MPs is reduced from 650 to 600.

Polling station sign

In Beds, Herts and Bucks the plans include changing the name of the North East Hertfordshire seat to Letchworth & Royston, and incorporating Houghton Regis into Luton North.

People can comment on the plans on the Boundary Commission's website until 11 December.

Final recommendations will go before MPs in September and could be in use for a general election in 2022.

Students celebrate GCSE results

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

GCSE passes have dropped slightly across the range of subjects with some dramatic changes in new, tougher exams sat for the first time in England.

Overall in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, passes (grades C/4 and above) dropped 0.6 percentage points to 66.3%.

In England, the English literature pass-rate fell 2.5 percentage points to 72%, but in maths it rose from 61.5% to 68.9%. Both are the new, tougher exams.

It's been a good day, for Level 2 HSC student Sinead at North Herts College, she says she's had ''the best year of her life'' after passing her English GCSE and has now secured a job as a care assistant.

Sinead GCSE student
North Herts College

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: Sir Oliver Heald wins for the Conservatives

In the North East Hertfordshire constituency Sir Oliver Heald has held his seat.

He's increased his majority by 3,638 votes.

Here's the full breakdown:

  • Oliver Heald: Con 32,587
  • Doug Swanney: Lab 15,752
  • Nicky Shepard: LB 4,276
  • Tim Lee: Green 2,965

Hertfordshire North East: Conservative hold

Result graphic

BreakingConservatives hold North East Hertfordshire

Sir Oliver Heald (Con) holds his seat in North East Hertfordshire.

North East Hertfordshire: Constituency analysis

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

This is another relatively new seat, having been formed in 1997, and it has only known Tory MP Sir Oliver Heald as its representative since then.

Sir Oliver Heald
Conservative Party

After two narrow wins over the Labour candidate Ivor Gibbons in 1997 and 2001, Mr Heald has gradually increased his advantage over others to the extent that he brings a majority of 19,080 into the 2017 election.

After 25 years as an MP (including five years as MP for the old North Hertfordshire seat from 1992-1997) you wouldn’t bet against Heald continuing after 8 June in another seat that, on paper, looks fairly safe for the Tories.

Doug Swanney (Labour), Nick Shepard (Lib Dem) and Tim Lee (Greens) will be the candidates aiming to prove that predication wrong.

General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

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The deadline to register is 22 May


, with candidate Oliver Heald
, have the following results:
  • 28,949 total votes taken.
  • 55.4% share of the total vote
  • +1.8% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Chris York
, have the following results:
  • 9,869 total votes taken.
  • 18.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.4% change in share of the votes
, with candidate William Compton
, have the following results:
  • 6,728 total votes taken.
  • 12.9% share of the total vote
  • +8.8% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Joe Jordan
, have the following results:
  • 3,952 total votes taken.
  • 7.6% share of the total vote
  • -15.8% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Mario May
, have the following results:
  • 2,789 total votes taken.
  • 5.3% share of the total vote
  • +3.6% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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