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St Albans City & District Council
A third of the seats in St. Albans were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 9||Total councillors 30||Change-1|
|Elected in 2018 9||Total councillors 19||Change+2|
|Elected in 2018 2||Total councillors 6||Change-1|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 2||ChangeNo results|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 1||ChangeNo results|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
Local Democracy Reporter, Hertfordshire
Councillors in St Albans have said they will continue to consider plans for housing at the former Radlett Aerodrome site - despite a possible legal challenge.
The proposals for the new Park Street Garden Village - with 2,300 homes on the site of the disused aerodrome - are contained in the council's new working draft of the Local Plan.
But the site - which is owned by Hertfordshire County Council - has already been earmarked by developers for a controversial Strategic Rail Freight Interchange.
St Albans City & District Council has been warned that if it pushes ahead with the Park Street proposals they could face a legal challenge from the developers behind the rail project.
At a meeting of the council's Planning Policy Committee this week, chair Mary Maynard told councillors that the site would be considered and evaluated just like the others and said that ultimately it would be up to the land owners to decide the future of their own land.
The chairman of trustees of St Albans City Youth is standing down, saying this week's city council decision not to include proposals for St Albans City FC's new stadium in the local plan was "the last straw".
Mervyn Morgan has been with the club for 32 years, but in a statement claimed many councillors do not understand the needs of the city.
In October 2017 he said he would review his position within the club but now says "recent events have helped to confirm my intention to stand down".
He said he "firmly believed" the new stadium proposal "would have been of enormous benefit to the long-term future sustainability of St Albans City FC and City Youth".
"The councillors response to the proposal was the last straw," he said.
"It may have been somewhat naive of me to have been surprised by the council’s negative reaction to the project, but I was.
"Therefore, I am sorry to say that I have concluded that many of those who represent us in the council chamber have little or no understanding of the needs of the city, unfortunately they do not deserve a club like St Albans City Youth FC."
In the St Albans Park Street ward there were only 90 votes between the Conservatives and Lib Dems, so they asked for a recount.
In the final result, Conservative Stella Nash got 1,008 votes compared to the Lib Dems' Syed Abidi in second, with 918 votes.
Turnout was 39.63%.
The Conservatives have held St Albans but lost a seat to the Lib Dems, who also took a seat from Labour.
The Lib Dems took Sopwell from Labour and St Peters from the Tories.
In the new council, the Tories have 30 seats, Labour have six and the Lib Dems have 19, with two independents and one Green councillor.
BBC Local Live
With four results in for St Albans, where 20 seats are being contested, there is no change so far.
The Lib Dems have held Colney Heath, and the Conservatives have held Sandridge, St Stephen and Harpenden East.
Counting has started in the 2018 local elections across the east of England.
About 22 councils are up for election including nine in Essex - all counting tonight.
Also counting tonight are Ipswich (pictured), Cambridge and Peterborough, Broxbourne, St Albans, Welwyn-Hatfield and Daventry.