Stevenage Borough Council

Election results for 2019

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'Tories take a hit while Lib Dems gain ground'

Ben Schofield

Political Reporter, BBC Look East

With more councils being declared, two trends are emerging: the Conservatives taking a hit and the Liberal Democrats gaining ground.

In Welwyn Hatfield the Conservatives are now two short of a majority, having previously controlled the council by a whisker. The Lib Dems saw their seat tally here increase from eight to 12.

The Tories kept firm hold of East Hertfordshire Council, albeit with a reduced majority. The Lib Dems here have seen their ranks swell from just one councillor to six.

Little changed in Labour-held Stevenage and Luton.

The Green Party have two new seats in East Hertfordshire,

Labour retain control in Stevenage

Katy Lewis

BBC Local Live

As expected, Labour has retained control in Stevenage where a third of the seats were up for election.

Of the 13 seats, Labour won nine, gaining two from the Conservatives but losing one to the Lib Dems, giving them 27 seats in total - a gain of one.

The Conservatives won the other two of the four seats they were defending, giving them seven seats on the council.

The Lib Dems also won two seats, giving them a total of five.

Stevenage Borough Council: Labour hold

Labour has retained control of the council in Stevenage.

Hertfordshire: Polls held for 10 councils

Andy Holmes

BBC Three Counties Radio political reporter

There have been no county council elections this year but all 10 lower-tier councils in Hertfordshire - the districts and the boroughs - have had ballots on Thursday.

In Dacorum, East Herts and Hertsmere, everybody is up for election, while a third of all councillors are standing in the other seven authorities: Broxbourne, North Herts, St Albans, Stevenage, Three Rivers, Watford and Welwyn Hatfield.

St Albans District Council

The Conservatives run seven of the 10 authorities, with the Liberal Democrats in charge of Three Rivers and Watford, and Labour responsible for Stevenage.

The Tories are expected to hold Dacorum, East Herts, Hertsmere, Broxbourne and North Herts, while Labour should hold on to Stevenage and Watford is likely to stay Lib Dem.

But Welwyn nearly went to no overall control in 2018 and St Albans could also be interesting. There the Conservatives are defending 14 seats but have a majority of 12.

Three Rivers could go to no overall control, although the Tories are defending lots of seats.

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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