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After 650 of 650 seats

Welwyn Hatfield

Parliamentary constituency


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



Grant Shapps Votes 26,374 header_vote_share 51.0 Net percentage change in seats +0.7



Anawar Miah Votes 19,005 header_vote_share 36.8 Net percentage change in seats +10.6


Liberal Democrat

Nigel Quinton Votes 3,836 header_vote_share 7.4 Net percentage change in seats +1.2



Dean Milliken Votes 1,441 header_vote_share 2.8 Net percentage change in seats -10.3


Green Party

Christianne Sayers Votes 835 header_vote_share 1.6 Net percentage change in seats -1.9



Melvyn Jones Votes 178 header_vote_share 0.3 Net percentage change in seats +0.3

Turnout and CON majority

CON majority




Vote share

Party %
Conservative 51.0
Labour 36.8
Liberal Democrat 7.4
UKIP 2.8
Green Party 1.6
Independent 0.3

Vote share change since 2015

Liberal Democrat
Green Party

Latest updates

Grant Shapps: 'Change' in leadership needed


The Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield, Grant Shapps, has appeared on BBC Breakfast saying: "I want to see a leadership election in which I have no idea who I would support."

He made the comments after calling for Theresa May to step down as leader.

He says it is "better to make that change and have a free open democratic, leader election which put us in a better situation."

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Meanwhile, cabinet ministers have been rallying around the prime minister after her accident-prone conference speech.

Michael Gove said she was a "fantastic" leader, had widespread support, and should stay "as long as she wants".

Grant Shapps: Tories within rights to urge May to go

BBC Politics

Tory MPs are "perfectly within their rights" to urge Theresa May to quit, a former party chairman has told the BBC.

Grant Shapps, the MP for Welwyn Hatfield, has admitted being one of the leaders in an attempt to persuade Mrs May to call a leadership election, and said up to 30 MPs support the move.

Cabinet ministers have been rallying around the prime minister after her conference speech was overshadowed by a prankster and her persistent cough.

Damian Green said it was "nonsense" to suggest she should go over the speech.

But Mr Shapps, who was co-chair of the party between 2012 and 2015, told the BBC Mrs May was a "perfectly decent person" but had "rolled the dice" and lost over her decision to call a snap election.

Grant Shapps

He said he had previously informed No 10 that a growing number of Tory MPs were keen to have a leadership election.

"The time has come. You can't just carry on when things aren't working. The solution is not to bury heads in the sand," he said.

Mr Shapps said the "up to 30 MPs" who backed his plan did not include any current members of the cabinet, but did include five former cabinet ministers.

Tell staff about Tesco job losses ASAP, says MP

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

The MP for Welwyn Hatfield is calling on Hertfordshire-based Tesco to tell workers as soon as possible who is losing their job.

About 1,200 losses were announced this week, which amounts to a quarter of its workforce in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield.

Conservative MP Grant Shapps believes it will be "later August" before people know about their future, and he wants the company to "keep people posted, up to speed" and have those meetings "quickly".

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Tesco says the job losses are "a significant next step to continue the turnaround of the business".

"We have made good progress so far in our turnaround but we have more to do," a spokesman said.

"We will work with colleagues to support them as we go through this important transition."

Shapps 'not surprised' by Queen's Speech delay

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

Meanwhile, the Queen's Speech - in which the government sets out its legislative programme - has been delayed for a few days, the BBC understands.

The Queen's Speech 2014

It had been due to take place next Monday, but talks are continuing with the Democratic Unionists before details of any legislation in the Queen's Speech can be approved.

Plus, another reason for the delay is also believed to be because the speech has to be written on goat's skin parchment paper - at a specialist works in Newport Pagnell - which takes a few days to dry.

Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has told the BBC he's not surprised by the delay.

"I'm not sure it's that surprising given the situation where these discussions have got to take place," he said.

"The fact that you then have to delay a Queen's Speech by a few days, even if it is just for the vellum to be printed on, I don't think it's the showstopper it may seem."

Grant Shapps: 'May mania was insane'

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

As Theresa May prepares to face her MPs this evening for the first time since failing to win an outright majority, the former Tory party chairman and Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has been telling the BBC the Conservatives ran a poor election campaign.

Grant Shapps

"The thing about Theresa May is that she's quite good at being prime minister. What she's not good at at all is the campaigning, and that's what this election showed up," he said.

"And what was crazy was to allow our expectations to run to the point where there was 'May mania' and we would get hundreds of seats and it was just crazy, insane.

"We now have 'Corbyn mania', which is every bit as mad."

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.

The clear up begins

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

For anyone joining us just now, all the results are now in for Beds, Bucks and Herts.

The main news is that all seats stayed the same, except for in Bedford and Kempston where Richard Fuller lost his Conservative seat to Mohammed Yasin for Labour.

We expected counts to still be coming in by now, but most people have gone home and the clear up has well and truly started in Welwyn Hatfield.

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Welwyn Hatfield Council

Welwyn Hatfield: Conservative hold

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Result in: Shapps celebrates

Alex Pope

BBC Local Live

In Welwyn Hatfield, Grant Shapps won his Conservative seat, but there was a 4.97% swing from the Tories to Labour.

He's "delighted to be re-selected" and he's promised to "work hard for the constituency".

Grant Shapps at election count
Welwyn Hatfield Council

Here's a breakdown of the votes:

  • Grant Shapps: Con 26,374
  • Anawar Miah: Lab 19,005
  • Nigel Quinton: LD 3,836
  • Christianne Sayers: Green 835
  • Melvyn Jones: Ind 178


, with candidate Grant Shapps
, have the following results:
  • 25,281 total votes taken.
  • 50.4% share of the total vote
  • -6.6% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Anawar Miah
, have the following results:
  • 13,128 total votes taken.
  • 26.1% share of the total vote
  • +4.8% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Arthur Stevens
, have the following results:
  • 6,556 total votes taken.
  • 13.1% share of the total vote
  • +9.7% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Hugh Annand
, have the following results:
  • 3,140 total votes taken.
  • 6.3% share of the total vote
  • -10.1% change in share of the votes
Green Party
, with candidate Marc Scheimann
, have the following results:
  • 1,742 total votes taken.
  • 3.5% share of the total vote
  • +1.8% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Michael Green
, have the following results:
  • 216 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes
, with candidate Richard Shattock
, have the following results:
  • 142 total votes taken.
  • 0.3% share of the total vote
  • +0.3% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

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