Stevenage Borough Council

Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 8 Total councillors 26 Change-3

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 3 Total councillors 9 Change+2

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 4 Change+1
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Hitchin fire: Smoke spreads to Stevenage

Stevenage Borough Council is warning its residents to close their windows and doors as smoke from the large fire in neighbouring Hitchin is spreading towards the town.

Fire crews were called to Nationwide Metal Recycling in Cadwell Lane at 09:40.

A large plume of black smoke can be seen across Hitchin and the surrounding area.

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Stevenage ward won by two votes

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

One of the Conservatives' gains in Stevenage was won by just two votes!

In the Old Town ward, Tory Jody Hanafin won with 1,012 votes against the Labour Party's Monika Cherney-Craw with 1,010.

Turnout was 37.65%.

Labour lost two seats to the Conservatives and one to the Lib Dems.

BreakingLabour holds Stevenage

Labour has held Stevenage, where 13 seats were up for grabs. However, the party lost three seats, two to the Conservatives and one to the Lib Dems.

Labour now has 26 seats on the council, with the Tories on nine and the Lib Dems on four.

Average turnout across all wards was 34.6%.

No change so far in Stevenage

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

The results for Stevenage Borough Council have started to come in and so far all the parties are holding their seats.

Bandley Hill, Martins Wood, and Pin Green are Labour holds, and Labour leader Sharon Taylor has also kept the seat for the party in Symonds Green.

The Lib Dems have held Manor.

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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.