Conservatives retain Herts County Council control – but Labour makes strong gains

PUBLISHED: 12:15 03 May 2013 | UPDATED: 12:49 03 May 2013

The Conservatives saw their majority cut in yesterday's elections

The Conservatives saw their majority cut in yesterday's elections


THE Conservatives remain the largest party at County Hall, but their majority took a battering in a dramatic election.

The ruling party lost nine seats across Hertfordshire, falling from 55 to 46 seats.

Labour Party members were celebrating after seeing their representation shoot up from three seats to 15.

The Liberal Democrats ended up with one less seat, falling from 17 to 16.

Neither the Green Party, nor the English Democrats retained any seats.

For full reaction, see next week’s Welwyn Hatfield Times.

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