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Election 2012: St Albans

Political composition of St Albans Council following the 2012 local elections. Photo: ITV Anglia

St Albans

No overall control – Conservatives biggest party

The Liberal Democrats lost their slender overall majority in 2011. The Conservatives needed one more seat to have an overall majority for the first time since 1991 but it was Labour and the Liberal Democrats that swapped seats. Despite winning the parliamentary seat of St Albans in 1997, Labour has never controlled the council.

New council: Con 29 (n/c), LD 19 (-4), Lab 8 (+4), Green 1 (n/c), Ind 1 (n/c)

2011 share of the vote

Con 43%, LD 29%, Lab 19%, Others 8%

2008 share of the vote

Con 43%, LD 34%, Lab 13%, Others 10%

Council history

1973-86 CON; 1986-87 NOC; 1988-91 CON; 1991-94 NOC; 1994-99 LD; 1999-2006 NOC; 2006-07 LD; 2007-08 NOC; 2008-11 LD; 2011-present NOC

Electorate: 105,771

Population: 137,200

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