Tories take Welwyn Hatfield
This represents a Conservative majority of 5,946, which is 13.3%. The turnout was 44,716, which is 68.1%, up 4.2% on the last election.
In the 2001 election Labour polled 43.2%, the Conservatives 40.4%, the Lib Dems 14.1%, and others 2.3%. Full result at BBC News Online.
In the County Council elections, Cllr Bill Storey has held Hatfield Rural for the Conservatives in the County Council elections.
Cllr Storey secured 71.2% of the vote (4,783 votes), which is up 4.5% on the 2001 result.
Labour's Melvyn Jones came second with 804 votes, representing 12% of the vote, 1.8% down on 2001.
Jennifer Blumsom, of the Liberal Democrats, came third, polling 741 votes, which represents 11% of the vote, down 1.7% on the 2001 figure.
Gill Wright, of the Green Party, polled 351 votes, which represents 5.2% of the vote, down 0.6% on the 2001 figure. The turnout was 73.3%.
6 May 2005