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Election 2012: Welwyn Hatfield

Political composition of Welwyn Hatield Council following the local elections in 2012. Photo: ITV Anglia

Welwyn Hatfield

Conservative overall majority: 20

This is a relatively safe Conservative council but has been in Labour hands. They last ran the council between 2000 and 2002.

New council: Con 34 (-3), Lab 11 (+2), LD 2 (n/c), Ind 1 (+1)

2011 share of the vote

Con 54%, Lab 30%, LD 13%, Others 3%

2008 share of the vote

Con 54%, LD 21%, Lab 20%, Others 5%

Council history

1973-76 LAB; 1976-79 CON; 1979-92 LAB; 1992-94 CON; 1994-99 LAB; 1999-2000 CON; 2000-02 LAB; 2002-present CON.

Electorate: 80,025

Population: 112,800

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