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Hertfordshire South West

Parliamentary constituency


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



David Gauke Votes 35,128 header_vote_share 57.9 Net percentage change in seats +1.0



Robert Wakely Votes 15,578 header_vote_share 25.7 Net percentage change in seats +9.4


Liberal Democrat

Christopher Townsend Votes 7,078 header_vote_share 11.7 Net percentage change in seats +1.4


Green Party

Paul De Hoest Votes 1,576 header_vote_share 2.6 Net percentage change in seats -1.9



Mark Anderson Votes 1,293 header_vote_share 2.1 Net percentage change in seats -9.4

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 57.9
Labour 25.7
Liberal Democrat 11.7
Green Party 2.6
UKIP 2.1

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

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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.

David Gauke: Brexit talks 'need continuity'

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Treasury Secretary David Gauke, who was re-elected in South West Hertfordshire, has said that whatever happens now, the upcoming Brexit talks need continuity.

He said: "What is really important for the country is that we get those negotiations right and there is not an unlimited time here; the clock is already ticking, Article 50 has been triggered and we need a government that can get on and negotiate that deal."

David Gauke

Hertfordshire South West: Conservative hold

Result graphic

BreakingConservatives hold South West Hertfordshire

David Gauke (Con) holds South West Hertfordshire.

South West Hertfordshire: Constituency analysis

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

This seat has been blue since it was formed with the Tories able to claim it as their own since 1950.

David Gauke

The current chief secretary to the treasury David Gauke has been their MP since 2005 and has a majority that’s in the top 50 biggest in the UK (23,263).

Standing in his way in 2017 are Robert Wakely (Labour), Christopher Townsend (Lib Dem), Paul De Hoest (Greens) and UKIP’s Mark Anderson who stood in 2015 gaining 11% of the vote in a third place finish.

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, with candidate David Gauke
, have the following results:
  • 32,608 total votes taken.
  • 56.9% share of the total vote
  • +2.7% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Simon Diggins
, have the following results:
  • 9,345 total votes taken.
  • 16.3% share of the total vote
  • +4.8% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Mark Anderson
, have the following results:
  • 6,603 total votes taken.
  • 11.5% share of the total vote
  • +9.0% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Nigel Quinton
, have the following results:
  • 5,872 total votes taken.
  • 10.3% share of the total vote
  • -17.7% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Charlotte Pardy
, have the following results:
  • 2,583 total votes taken.
  • 4.5% share of the total vote
  • +4.5% change in share of the votes
Common Sense Party
, with candidate Graham Cartmell
, have the following results:
  • 256 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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