Results for the Thursday 3 May elections for the Council will appear here as well as results of a by-election for the St Albans North Division of Hertfordshire County Council and one for the North West Division of London Colney Parish Council. Results are expected from 12.45am on 4 May.


St Albans City and District Council Elections:


* Denotes sitting Councillor

E Indicates the elected candidate



Ward: Ashley
Candidate Party Votes
CHATRATH Jagat Mohan Labour 557
FARENGA Stephane Antoine Green 145
ROWLANDS Anthony Francis * Liberal Democrats 1,407 E
WHALE John Stephen 326
Electorate: 5,900 Turnout: 41.41%


Ward: Batchwood
Candidate Party Votes
MILLS Roma * Labour 1,238 E
NEEDHAM Liz Liberal Democrats 576
STANDISH Nadine Louise Conservative 508
SWIFT Lucy Caroline Green 146
Electorate: 5,387 Turnout: 46%

Ward: Clarence
Candidate Party Votes
BROOKE Caroline Mary Liberal Democrats 1,370 E
HENRY Mary Clare Green 159
SEABRIGHT Patti Conservative 533
VEITCH Alexander Charles Labour 308
Electorate: 5,338 Turnout: 44.45%

Ward: Colney Heath
Candidate Party Votes
DAY Jamie * Liberal Democrats 853 E
FRANCIS Eileen Labour 242
JOHNS David Michael Conservative 434
LANGTON Thomas William Green 78
Electorate: 4,453 Turnout: 36.13%

Ward: Cunningham
Candidate Party Votes
FLETCHER Phil Green 105
MALIN Alan Robert UKIP 78
PROWSE Robert Graham * Liberal Democrats 805 E
RAHIM Muhammad Abdur Labour 596
TALLON Sarah Georgina Conservative 544
Electorate: 4,872 Turnout: 43.8%

Ward: Harpenden East
Candidate Party Votes
COZON Guy Christian Liberal Democrats 604
GILL James Nathanie Labour 361
MAYNARD Mary * Conservative 1,048 E
Electorate: 5,575 Turnout: 36.4%

Ward: Harpenden North
Candidate Party Votes
COUSIN Paul Conservative 982 E
PRIGGEN Melanie Woutera Lucy Liberal Democrats 586
SPIRI Linda Ann Labour 241
TROUGHTON Ian Green 116
Electorate: 5,589 Turnout: 34.59%

Ward: Harpenden South
Candidate Party Votes
FRASER George Murray Labour 274
GALVIN Zoe Frances Liberal Democrats 350
HERITAGE Teresa Catherine * Conservative 1,322 E
LEONARD Sally Green 111
Electorate: 5,384 Turnout: 38,28%

Ward: Harpenden West
Candidate Party Votes
DALY Julian Francis * Conservative 1,377 E
GRAY-HIGGINS Michael Philip Labour 313
WHITTOME Candy Green 125
WOODLEY Alison Clare Liberal Democrats 553
Electorate: 5,825 Turnout: 40.72%

Ward: London Colney
Candidate Party Votes
DUNSTER Robert Anthony Conservative 784
FLYNN Chris Independent 171
GARDNER Katherine Lucy * Labour 963 E
LILLICO Tony Liberal Democrats 394
MADDOCK Matt Green 110
MASON Charles Michael UKIP 56
Electorate: 7,300 Turnout: 33.97%

Ward: Marshalswick North
Candidate Party Votes
CLEGG Tom * Liberal Democrats 1,014 E
DURAN Guillermo Claudio Conservative 779
MCINTYRE Mary Winfred Labour 307
THOMAS Dee Green 127
Electorate: 5,039 Turnout: 44.16%

Ward: Marshalswick South
Candidate Party Votes
CAMPBELL Helen Rosemary Liberal Democrats 1,113 E
DEVI Susan Independent 60
FOTHERGILL Craig Steven Conservative 927
MILLS Jill Green 146
PEARCE Jonathan Brian Labour 453
Electorate: 5,469 Turnout: 49.46%

Ward: Park Street
Candidate Party Votes
ABIDI Syed Nafees Husain Liberal Democrats 918
BLACKWELL Janet Elizabeth Labour 282
NASH Stella Maria Nita Conservative 1,008 E
PAUL Rosalind Mary Green 84
Electorate: 5,798 Turnout: 39.63%

Ward: Redbourn
Candidate Party Votes
BRATTLE Christopher James Millward Liberal Democrats 223
FARENGA Ruth Eleanor Green 135
MEAD Victoria Caroline * Conservative 1,096 E
NEVILLE Anthony Eric Labour 330
Electorate: 4,888 Turnout: 36.42%

Ward: Sandridge
Candidate Party Votes
ESTACCHINI Stefania Liberal Democrats 332
HEGERTY Jonathan Bereton Labour 245
LOMAS James Richard Green 172
READ Beric Jonathan * Conservative 786 E
Electorate: 3,753 Turnout: 40.95%

Ward: Sopwell
Candidate Party Votes
DRUMMOND CHARIG Frankie Green 103
GRANT Iain Charles * Labour 834
RAHMAN Shakir Liberal Democrats 1,234 E
RENCH Heather Christine Conservative 331
Electorate: 5,379 Turnout: 46.64%


Ward: St Peters
Candidate Party Votes
COTTON Keith Michael Green 786
DAVIES Alun * Conservative 721
EWINGTON Mark Antony Labour 341
TAYLOR Jacqui Liberal Democrats 849 E
Electorate: 6,382 Turnout: 42.51%

Ward: St Stephen
Candidate Party Votes
FEATHERSTONE Sue * Conservative 1,367 E
PARK-CROWNE Mark Stephen Charles Green 100
ROSS Alison Liberal Democrats 473
TROY Heather Jane Labour 212
Electorate: 5,324 Turnout: 40.53%


Ward: Verulam
Candidate Party Votes
BAISLEY Gordon Labour 257
HILL Edgar * Liberal Democrats 1,593 E
MCNALLY Josie Green 113
VERITY Nicholas Paul Conservative 858
Electorate: 5,636 Turnout: 50.25%

Ward: Wheathampstead
Candidate Party Votes
BREWSTER Annie * Conservative 1,297 E
CROFTS Andrew Peter Liberal Democrats 281
HITCH Oliver James Green 147
SANKEY Neill Labour 238
Electorate: 4,941 Turnout: 39.85%





Hertfordshire County Council – by-election on Thursday 3 May


Division: St Albans North
Candidate Party Votes
GAYGUSUZ Salih Conservative 1,361
GROVER Simon Jonathan Green 258
MILLS Roma Labour 1,779 E
YOUNG Karen Liberal Democrats 1,460
Electorate: 10,228 Turnout: 47.6%



London Colney Parish Council – by-election on Thursday 3 May 2018


Ward: North West
Candidate Party Votes
LILLICO Tony Liberal Democrats 153
MADDOCK Matt Green 73
MORTUZA Mohammad Labour 339 E
PEARL Stephen Hugh Conservative 338
Electorate: 2,518 Turnout: 36%


Political composition of the Council is now - Conservatives - 30 seats; Liberal Democrats - 19; Labour - 6; Greens - 1; Independents - 2.


On Thursday 3rd May 2018, local elections are being held in St Albans City & District. District Council elections are taking place in all 20 district wards. There are also by-elections taking place in the St Albans North division of Hertfordshire County Council, and in the North West ward of London Colney Parish Council. Please see below for key deadline dates and information regarding the election, voting and registering to vote, and absent voting.

Key Deadline Dates


Deadline for:Date:Time:
Registering to voteTuesday 17th April 2018Midnight
Applying for a postal / postal-proxy voteWednesday 18th April 20185pm
Applying for a proxy voteWednesday 25th April 20185pm
Applying for an emergency proxy voteThursday 3rd May 20185pm
Re-issuing spoilt or lost postal voting packsThursday 3rd May 20185pm

Frequently asked questions

When is the next election?

  • The next elections in St Albans City and District are scheduled to take place on Thursday 3rd May 2018.


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What is the election on 3rd May 2018 for?

  • District Council elections will be taking place throughout St Albans City and District. St Albans City & District Council will oversee elections in all 20 district wards. There are also by-elections taking place in the St Albans North division of Hertfordshire County Council, and in the North West ward of London Colney Parish Council.

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Can I vote in elections on the 3rd May 2018?

  • You must be on the electoral register in order to vote.
  • You can vote on 3rd May 2018 if you are a British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth, or qualifying European Union citizen.
  • Further details regarding the eligibility criteria for voting in the UK can be found at Your Vote Matters – Can I vote?

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Who is standing for election?

  • Details of the candidates standing for election are currently expected to be published on or around Monday 9th April 2018. These details will be available on our website, and will also be displayed at the St Albans City and District Council Offices at the Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

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Where can I find the results of the election?

  • We expect the results of the elections to be declared overnight on 3rd – 4th May. Once the results have been declared, the results will be published on our website. These results will also be displayed at the St Albans City and District Council Offices at the Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

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Am I registered to vote?

  • If you are registered to vote, you should receive a poll card shortly before the election. Poll cards are expected to reach voters by the beginning of April 2018.
  • If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote, please contact the Electoral Services team on 01727 819294 or elections@stalbans.gov.uk.

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I’m not registered to vote. How do I register?

  • The deadline for registering to vote in time for 3 May 2018 elections has now passed (17 April). You can register to vote at future elections by completing an online form at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. This form should only take a few minutes to complete. You will need your National Insurance number to hand if you have one.
  • If you are unable to complete an online application form, please contact the Electoral Services team on 01727 819294 or elections@stalbans.gov.uk. We can then arrange for a paper form to be posted out to you.
  • Further details about registering to vote can be found on our “Registering to Vote & FAQs” page.

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How do I vote?

  • If you are registered to vote, you should receive a poll card shortly before the election. This will tell you when and where you can cast your vote. Poll cards are for information only, and you can still cast your vote if you lose or forget your poll card.
  • Most people cast their vote in person by attending their local polling station on the day of the election. Polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 3rd May 2018. Poll clerks will be available at all polling stations to assist voters with queries.
  • If you are unable to attend your polling station in person on the 3rd May, you can apply for an absent vote. Please see the sections below for further details.

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I don’t know who to vote for. Can you give me any information?

  • As the administrators of the election, we must remain politically neutral. Therefore, we are unable to provide any information on the policies of particular candidates. Further details of political parties’ policies can often be found on their websites. Candidates are also likely to visit properties in the run-up to the election to deliver information about their particular policies.

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I can’t get to my polling station on the day of the election. Can I still vote?

  • If you are unable to attend your polling station to vote in person, you can apply for an absent vote. There are two types of absent vote: a postal vote, and a proxy vote.
  • A postal vote allows you to cast your vote by post. Postal ballot papers are usually sent out 1 to 2 weeks before an election, and completed ballot papers must be received by the elections’ office before 10pm on the day of the election. The deadline for completing an application form to enable you to vote by post is 5pm on Wednesday 18th April. Further information regarding postal voting, including the relevant application forms, can be found online at Your Vote Matters – Voting by post. Alternatively, please contact the Electoral Services team on 01727 819294 or elections@stalbans.gov.uk.
  • A proxy vote allows you to nominate somebody that you trust to attend your polling station in order to cast your vote on your behalf. The deadline for completing an application form to enable you to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 25th April. Further information regarding proxy voting, including the relevant application forms, can be found online at Your Vote Matters – Voting by proxy. Alternatively, please contact the Electoral Services team on 01727 819294 or elections@stalbans.gov.uk.

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I have a postal vote set up; can I go to the polling station instead this year?

  • Yes, but in order to vote at your polling station you would need to cancel your postal vote. This can be done up until 5pm on Wednesday 18th April 2018. After this date, your postal vote cannot be cancelled. Please contact the Electoral Services team on 01727 819294 for further details of how to cancel a postal vote.
  • Alternatively, you may return your completed postal voting pack by hand to a polling station within your electoral area. The postal vote ballot paper and postal vote statement must be sealed in the return envelope, which must be handed to the Presiding Officer.

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It’s after the deadline to apply for a proxy vote, but I’ve just found out that I can’t attend my polling station on the day of the election. Can I still vote?

  • If you find out that you are unable to attend your polling station after the deadline for proxy applications, you may be eligible to apply for an emergency proxy vote. If you meet the criteria, you can apply for an emergency proxy vote up until 5pm on the day of the election.
  • If you have a medical emergency after the normal proxy deadline, and that emergency means that you cannot go to the polling station in person, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy. You will need to complete an application form, and this form will need to be supported by a qualified person (e.g. a medical practitioner or social worker).
  • You can also apply to vote by emergency proxy if your occupation, service or employment means that you cannot go to the polling station in person, and you only become aware of that fact after the normal proxy deadline. You will need to complete an application form, and this form will need to be supported by a qualified person (e.g. your employer).

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Date of last review: 08 June 2018