Conservatives and Labour top EU polls in south west Hertfordshire

Conservatives and Labour top EU polls in south west Hertfordshire

Conservatives and Labour top EU polls in south west Hertfordshire

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The Conservatives and Labour Party topped the polls in the European Parliamentary elections in south west Hertfordshire, with the UK Independence Party tailing closely behind.

The Conservatives received the most votes in two of the areas, getting 34 per cent in Three Rivers and 37 per cent in Hertsmere.

Meanwhile in Watford, Labour came out top, with 26 per cent of the votes.

UKIP produced a strong showing across all three areas, gaining the most support in Three Rivers with 29 per cent of the vote, compared to Hertsmere’s 28 per cent and Watford’s 24 per cent.

While the Liberal Democrats dominated the Three Rivers and Watford local elections, they failed to muster the same number of votes for the European battle.

In Three Rivers and Watford the Lib Dems managed to only get 13 per cent and 15 per cent of the vote respectively.  Meanwhile in Hertsmere, the party received just five per cent.

Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere fall under the Eastern Region. The results mean the region will return three Conservative MEPs, three UKIP and one Labour to the Brussels parliament.

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5:49pm Wed 28 May 14

AlbansWoodBear says...

Its figures like these that Dorothy and her team will be analysing in depth to try and calculate if Dorothy should run for Parliament or not - certainly obvious that both voters in Watford & Three Rivers have no qualms about voting in the Lib Dems to run their local councils, as done so for years, but this confidence does not seem to extend to votes in the Euros or as yet for Westminster.
Its figures like these that Dorothy and her team will be analysing in depth to try and calculate if Dorothy should run for Parliament or not - certainly obvious that both voters in Watford & Three Rivers have no qualms about voting in the Lib Dems to run their local councils, as done so for years, but this confidence does not seem to extend to votes in the Euros or as yet for Westminster. AlbansWoodBear
  • Score: 2

6:15pm Wed 28 May 14

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

I am confident the LibDems will deliver a graph with a caption that says "Only the LibDems can win in Watford" when it comes to the Westminster elections next year.

Actually, they will probably say Dorothy Thornhill, not LibDems, so toxic is the LibDem brand.

Statistically it will be very dodgy, but they will do it anyway. They did it last time for Sal Brinton and guess what?

She lost.
I am confident the LibDems will deliver a graph with a caption that says "Only the LibDems can win in Watford" when it comes to the Westminster elections next year. Actually, they will probably say Dorothy Thornhill, not LibDems, so toxic is the LibDem brand. Statistically it will be very dodgy, but they will do it anyway. They did it last time for Sal Brinton and guess what? She lost. Phil Cox (UKIP)
  • Score: 0

7:36am Thu 29 May 14

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

A spoiler party with a similar name and slogan "An Independence from Europe", is thought to have taken votes from UKIP in these elections, about 10% of our votes.

Had that not happened and the votes gone to UKIP, then UKIP would have run out absolute winners in Watford, beating both Labour and the Conservatives.

In the end we won comfortably across the region but it would have been even better for UKIP.
A spoiler party with a similar name and slogan "An Independence from Europe", is thought to have taken votes from UKIP in these elections, about 10% of our votes. Had that not happened and the votes gone to UKIP, then UKIP would have run out absolute winners in Watford, beating both Labour and the Conservatives. In the end we won comfortably across the region but it would have been even better for UKIP. Phil Cox (UKIP)
  • Score: -2

7:39am Thu 29 May 14

cgpc Rob says...

Politicians win on voter apathy, not their policies.

TRDC still Lib/dem, 85000 residents, Dacorum 145000, Hertsmere 100000

Total 330000

Hillingdon 280000

Merge them and services where possible and save residents monies

Thats 3 chief execs etc all the way down!
Politicians win on voter apathy, not their policies. TRDC still Lib/dem, 85000 residents, Dacorum 145000, Hertsmere 100000 Total 330000 Hillingdon 280000 Merge them and services where possible and save residents monies Thats 3 chief execs etc all the way down! cgpc Rob
  • Score: -1

8:45am Thu 29 May 14

Hampermill-Mike says...

Phil Cox (UKIP) wrote:
A spoiler party with a similar name and slogan "An Independence from Europe", is thought to have taken votes from UKIP in these elections, about 10% of our votes.

Had that not happened and the votes gone to UKIP, then UKIP would have run out absolute winners in Watford, beating both Labour and the Conservatives.

In the end we won comfortably across the region but it would have been even better for UKIP.
Won comfortably ?, what planet are you on ?,

TRDC UKIP = zero councillors

Watford UKIP = zero councillors
[quote][p][bold]Phil Cox (UKIP)[/bold] wrote: A spoiler party with a similar name and slogan "An Independence from Europe", is thought to have taken votes from UKIP in these elections, about 10% of our votes. Had that not happened and the votes gone to UKIP, then UKIP would have run out absolute winners in Watford, beating both Labour and the Conservatives. In the end we won comfortably across the region but it would have been even better for UKIP.[/p][/quote]Won comfortably ?, what planet are you on ?, TRDC UKIP = zero councillors Watford UKIP = zero councillors Hampermill-Mike
  • Score: -1

9:03am Thu 29 May 14

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

I know it is early in the morning for some Hampermill Mike, but in case you hadn't noticed or read the article, this story is about the EU elections.

That's why I commented about the EU elections on a story about the EU elections.

Do you have anything to say about the EU elections where UKIP won and the LibDems were wiped out in this region?
I know it is early in the morning for some Hampermill Mike, but in case you hadn't noticed or read the article, this story is about the EU elections. That's why I commented about the EU elections on a story about the EU elections. Do you have anything to say about the EU elections where UKIP won and the LibDems were wiped out in this region? Phil Cox (UKIP)
  • Score: 3

9:07am Thu 29 May 14

Hampermill-Mike says...

Oh, I know that, I didn't think you would be up yet !!

I know its about the EU elections, buy hey, why not point out the obvious ?
Oh, I know that, I didn't think you would be up yet !! I know its about the EU elections, buy hey, why not point out the obvious ? Hampermill-Mike
  • Score: -1

9:13am Thu 29 May 14

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

If you say so
If you say so Phil Cox (UKIP)
  • Score: 2

7:31pm Thu 29 May 14

Feel Coax says...

Phil Cox (UKIP) wrote:
A spoiler party with a similar name and slogan "An Independence from Europe", is thought to have taken votes from UKIP in these elections, about 10% of our votes.

Had that not happened and the votes gone to UKIP, then UKIP would have run out absolute winners in Watford, beating both Labour and the Conservatives.

In the end we won comfortably across the region but it would have been even better for UKIP.
Grapes Sour
[quote][p][bold]Phil Cox (UKIP)[/bold] wrote: A spoiler party with a similar name and slogan "An Independence from Europe", is thought to have taken votes from UKIP in these elections, about 10% of our votes. Had that not happened and the votes gone to UKIP, then UKIP would have run out absolute winners in Watford, beating both Labour and the Conservatives. In the end we won comfortably across the region but it would have been even better for UKIP.[/p][/quote]Grapes Sour Feel Coax
  • Score: 0

7:47pm Thu 29 May 14

Phil Cox (UKIP) says...

Not at all, just pointing out the facts.

It's a shame that in Watford we didn't beat Labour as well as the other parties in this EU election, but it didn't make much difference in the overall scheme of things. UKIP still won, just by a slightly lower margin.
Not at all, just pointing out the facts. It's a shame that in Watford we didn't beat Labour as well as the other parties in this EU election, but it didn't make much difference in the overall scheme of things. UKIP still won, just by a slightly lower margin. Phil Cox (UKIP)
  • Score: 0

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