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St Albans

Parliamentary constituency
CON HOLD CON HOLD

Results

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

CON

Conservative

Anne Main Votes 24,571 header_vote_share 43.1 Net percentage change in seats -3.5
Party

LD

Liberal Democrat

Daisy Cooper Votes 18,462 header_vote_share 32.4 Net percentage change in seats +13.9
Party

LAB

Labour

Kerry Pollard Votes 13,137 header_vote_share 23.0 Net percentage change in seats -0.2
Party

GRN

Green Party

Jack Easton Votes 828 header_vote_share 1.5 Net percentage change in seats -2.3

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority

6,109

Turnout

78.3%

Vote share

Party %
Conservative 43.1
Liberal Democrat 32.4
Labour 23.0
Green Party 1.5

Vote share change since 2015

−%
+%
Liberal Democrat
+13.9
Labour
-0.2
Green Party
-2.3
Conservative
-3.5

Latest updates

UKIP's failure to field candidates boosts two leading parties

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

UKIP failed to field candidates in several Hertfordshire constituencies, and after its leader Paul Nuttall resigned after a "woeful showing" overall, he said: "A new era must begin with a new leader."

Stevenage was a close-run contest with Conservative Stephen McPartland retaining the seat with 50.3% of the vote including a 5.7% increase in support.

In second place was Labour's Sharon Taylor with 43.4% of the vote, boosted by a 9.2% increase.

Conservative Mark Prisk held on to Hertford and Stortford, boosting his party's support by 4.2% to take 60.3% of the vote share, leaving Labour trailing on 28.6% despite a 10.7% boost in its support.

In Broxbourne Conservative Charles Walker took 62.2% of the vote with Labour's Selina Norgrove on 28.9% after a 10.75% boost to her share, while UKIP slumped by 15.7% to leave it with only 4%, slightly ahead of the Lib Dems on 3.1%.

In St Albans Conservative Anne Main held on to the seat with 43.1% of the vote from the Lib Dems' Daisy Cooper on 32.4%.

It's goodnight from St Albans

Nicola Haseler

BBC Three Counties

It's tidy up time!

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St Albans: Conservative hold

Election result
BBC

Result in: Tories majority cut in St Albans

Nicola Haseler

BBC Three Counties

It's been a good night for Anne Main for the Conservatives in St Albans, although her majority has been cut by 821 votes.

She's pleased to have won but says the night's results are "turning up surprises".

It was a major target seat for the Lib Dems, with leader Tim Farron visiting the city on a number of occasions during the election campaign.

Anne Main
BBC

Here's the breakdown:

  • Anne Main: Con 24,571
  • Daisy Cooper: LD 18,462
  • Kerry Pollard: Lab 13,137
  • Jack Easton: Green 828

BreakingConservatives hold St Albans

Anne Main (Con) holds St Albans, winning by 24,571 votes.

Herts turnout good

Nicola Haseler

BBC Three Counties

There's a high turnout in St Albans at 78.4%.

Nicola Haseler at St Albans count
BBC

But they have been beaten by Hemel Hempstead, where it stands at 70.4%.

St Albans: Constituency analysis

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

St Albans is a seat to keep an eye on in Hertfordshire and it’s all thanks to Brexit.

Ann Main
BBC

In the EU referendum, almost two thirds of St Albans voted to remain, whilst their MP Ann Main campaigned to leave.

Will this cause an upset on 8 June? Well, the Lib Dems seem to think so, with leader Tim Farron already among the visitors to the city in the run up to the election - twice.

As for Labour, well Kerry Pollard was MP for St Albans from 1997-2005 and he’s standing again against Main, who brings a majority of 12,732 with her from 2015.

Election analysis: Few shocks but a couple of upsets likely

The votes have been cast and the counts have begun.

Here are our political reporter Andrew Holmes' thoughts on this year's general election:

"The Three Counties is largely a Tory stronghold, aside from Luton, which has two Labour MPs, and 17 of our incumbent Conservative MPs have five figure majorities.

So, on the surface, we’re not expecting too many shocks tonight, but there’s still a few seats to keep an eye on.

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has visited Bedford twice during the campaign, with the Reds targeting a seat that’s changed hands on several occasions of late, with Tory Richard Fuller holding just a slender 1,097 majority.

The Lib Dems have been focusing their efforts on St Albans, hoping that Conservative MP Ann Main’s stance on Brexit (that was in opposition to 60.3% of St Albans residents) will give them a chance, with Leader Tim Farron visiting the city on no less than three occasions.

Stevenage could also be a tight finish and it’s worth keeping tabs on our Milton Keynes seats too, with MK South in particular expected to be a close call."

Bedford polling station
BBC

Lib Dems claim pro-Euro stance helped them keep five St Albans seats

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

As we told you earlier, the Lib Dems still have five local government seats in St Albans, with the party claiming it reflects their pro-European stance in the city which voted against Brexit.

Sandy Walkington, re-elected as the Liberal Democrat candidate for St Albans South, said the party's positive attitude to Europe had been well-received in the city.

"Anne Main [the sitting Conservative MP] should be trembling in St Albans for her parliamentary seat on the back of these results, given it's so close to the General Election," he said.

"If you read the social media in St Albans, that really is showing that people have been touched and interested by the fact that we are the party that is saying, 'hang on, we don't have to go down the road to hard Brexit'."

On her website, Ms Main says she "loves serving the people of St Albans", adding "our country needs a strong and stable leader [Theresa May] and only the Conservatives can provide that".

Leader of Liberal Democrats comes to St Albans to fight against 'hard Brexit'

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has been in St Albans today, campaigning for the "British people to change the direction of the United Kingdom". 

The Lib Dems see it as a target seat, currently held by the Tories, after 63% of people voted Remain in the EU referendum.

He said: "We have a government backed by the Labour Party taking us out of the single market towards the hardest version of Brexit.

"Whatever you voted last June it was surely not on the ballet paper to rip up our relationship with Europe and to rip up our prosperity here at home." 

Tim Farron
Sky News

He made it clear he's "against a hard Brexit" and against taking the country "out of the single market", adding it was time to "make it a contest".

He said he would not be prepared to go into any coalition with either Labour or the Conservatives in the possibility of a hung Parliament. 

Mr Farron added he wanted people to "dump the Tory party". 

"Back the only party backing British business, back the Liberal Democrats," he said.

CON HOLD

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Anne Main
, have the following results:
  • 25,392 total votes taken.
  • 46.6% share of the total vote
  • +5.9% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Kerry Pollard
, have the following results:
  • 12,660 total votes taken.
  • 23.3% share of the total vote
  • +5.7% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Sandy Walkington
, have the following results:
  • 10,076 total votes taken.
  • 18.5% share of the total vote
  • -17.9% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Chris Wright
, have the following results:
  • 4,271 total votes taken.
  • 7.8% share of the total vote
  • +4.0% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Jack Easton
, have the following results:
  • 2,034 total votes taken.
  • 3.7% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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