Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council

A third of the seats in Welwyn Hatfield were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

CON HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 8 Total councillors 25 Change-2

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 5 Total councillors 15 Change-1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 6 Total councillors 8 Change+3
Councillors change compared with 2016

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BreakingConservatives hold Welwyn Hatfield

The Conservatives have retained control of Welwyn Hatfield but lost two seats to the Lib Dems, who also took a seat from Labour.

The new council sees the Tories with 25 seats, Labour with 15 and the Lib Dems with eight.

Party sources before the count thought the Tories could lose overall control.

Polling under way for local elections

Polling has begun for council elections in the three counties.

Across the country, 150 councils are electing new councillors, and there are six mayoral contests.

A polling station.
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Seven Hertfordshire district councils have elections today, with a third of seats up for grabs on each local authority, with some by-elections also being held:

  • Broxbourne
  • North Hertfordshire
  • St Albans
  • Stevenage
  • Three Rivers
  • Watford
  • Welwyn Hatfield

A third of seats at the unitary Milton Keynes Council are also being contested and there's also the Watford mayoral election.

Voting ends at 22:00 and BBC East will be providing live online coverage.