On Thursday 2 May 2019, local council elections are being held in St Albans City & District. District Council elections are taking place throughout the whole district. Parish Council/Town Council elections will be taking place in areas that are covered by a parish/town council and where the number of candidates standing for election exceeds the number of vacant seats. Please see below for key deadline dates and information regarding the elections, voting and registering to vote, and absent voting.


Election Results:

For Parish & Town Council election results, please see the PDF copy below the District Council results' tables.


E - Elected candidate

* - Sitting candidate


Ward: Ashley
Candidate Party Votes
FARENGA Stephane Green 308
HARISHA Yasmin-May Conservative 244
MORTUZA Mohammed Labour 556
ZIA Iqbal * Liberal Democrats 1,411 E
Electorate: 5,963 Turnout: 42.4%

Ward: Batchwood
Candidate Party Votes
BAISLEY Gordon Labour 755
HARISHA-CLARK Alex Conservative 381
McQUADE Anne Green 210
NEEDHAM Liz Liberal Democrats 878 E
Electorate: 5,408 Turnout: 41.6%

Ward: Clarence
Candidate Party Votes
CHATRATH Jagat Labour 249
CLARE Danny Liberal Democrats 1,521 E
DEEPTHI Don Conservative 357
MICHEL Catherine Green 252
Electorate: 5,338 Turnout: 44.9%

Ward: Colney Heath
Candidate Party Votes
BRAZIER Chris * Liberal Democrats 1,022 E
DEVI Susan Conservative 421
OSBORNE Andrew Labour 174
RYAN James Green 157
Electorate: 4,511 Turnout: 39.9%

Ward: Cunningham
Candidate Party Votes
BLOM Greg Green 145
DONALD Robert * Liberal Democrats 1,132 E
RAHIM Muhammad Labour 426
TALLON Sarah Conservative 372
Electorate: 4,852 Turnout: 43.2%

Ward: Harpenden East
Candidate Party Votes
GILL James Labour 179
JAMES Anne Independent 406
LIVER Pip Liberal Democrats 608
NEWMAN Geoffrey Conservative 658 E
TROUGHTON Angela Green 168
Electorate: 5,541 Turnout: 36.7%

Ward: Harpenden North
Candidate Party Votes
PAWLE Bert * Conservative 818 E
PRIGGEN Melanie Liberal Democrats 633
TILLY Emily Labour 169
TROUGHTON Ian Green 200
Electorate: 5,583 Turnout: 33%

Ward: Harpenden South
Candidate Party Votes
ELLIS Brian * Conservative 994 E
FRASER George Labour 227
GALVIN Zoe Liberal Democrats 382
PAUL Rosalind Green 230
Electorate: 5,378 Turnout: 34.5%

Ward: Harpenden West
Candidate Party Votes
BAKER Lesley Green 311
BUTTERWORTH Roger Conservative 1,122 E
MEREDITH Henry Labour 212
PHILLIPS Jeffrey Liberal Democrats 622
Electorate: 5,915 Turnout: 38.79%

Ward: London Colney
Candidate Party Votes
LILLICO Tony Liberal Democrats 403
PAKENHAM Helen  Labour 855 E
PARK-CROWNE Mark Green 189
WINSTONE Liz Conservative 749
Electorate: 7,252 Turnout: 30.8%

Ward: Marshalswick North
Candidate Party Votes
BOLTON Lyn * Conservative 549
JULIEN Clare Liberal Democrats 1,223 E
LOMAS James Green 193
VEITCH Alexander Labour 173
Electorate: 5,033 Turnout: 43%

Ward: Marshalswick South
Candidate Party Votes
GARCIA-MARTINEZ Susana Green 204
GAYGUSUZ Salih * Conservative 833
HARRIS Richard Labour 225
YOUNG Karen Liberal Democrats 1,461 E
Electorate: 5,517 Turnout: 49.8%

Ward: Park Street
Candidate Party Votes
ABIDI Syed Liberal Democrats 866 E
CHAMBERS Gary Labour 198
DURAN Claudio Conservative 710
LEONARD Sally Green 211
Electorate: 5,750 Turnout: 35.1%

Ward: Redbourn
Candidate Party Votes
JANKOWSKI Will Liberal Democrats 234
MITCHELL David Indpendent 747 E
VERGO Symon Labour 245
WEBSTER Ed Conservative 586
Electorate: 4,845 Turnout: 37.6%

Ward: Sandridge
Candidate Party Votes
HEGERTY Jonathan Labour 154
HOLLINGSWORTH Sharon Liberal Democrats 394
LEONARD Frances * Conservative 689 E
MADDOCK Matthew Green 199
Electorate: 3,744 Turnout: 38.8%

Ward: Sopwell
Candidate Party Votes
FLETCHER Phil Green 189
GRANT Iain  Labour 729
HARRIS Eileen * Labour 720
LEONARD Graham Conservative 215
MATANLE Emma Liberal Democrats 1,050 E
McNEIL Mandy Liberal Democrats 1,018 E
SUMPTER Barry Conservative 233
SWIFT Lucy Green 208
Electorate: 5,343 Turnout: 42.58%

Ward: St Peters
Candidate Party Votes
CAMPBELL Alec * Conservative 505
EWINGTON Mark Labour 260
MILLS Jill Green 495
TUCKER Will Liberal Democrats 1,365 E
Electorate: 6,450 Turnout: 41%

Ward: St Stephen
Candidate Party Votes
BLACKWELL Janet Labour 154
HALL Caroline Green 217
HOWLAND Sinead Liberal Democrats 527
WINSTONE Dave * Conservative 1,006 E
Electorate: 5,334 Turnout: 36.6%

Ward: Verulam
Candidate Party Votes
BARRETT Stephen Liberal Democrats 1,529 E
BARTLET Michael Labour 153
VERITY Paul Conservative 865
WHITTOME Candy Green 213
Electorate: 5,615 Turnout: 49.6%

Ward: Wheathampstead
Candidate Party Votes
HITCH Oliver Green 233
PANTING Gerard Liberal Democrats 710
SANKEY Neil Labour 154
WOOD Sandra * Conservative 851 E
Electorate: 4,937 Turnout: 40.1%

Key Deadline Dates


Deadline for:Date:Time:
Registering to voteFriday 12 April 2019Midnight
Applying for a postal / postal-proxy voteMonday 15 April 20195pm
Applying for a proxy voteWednesday 24 April 20195pm
Applying for an emergency proxy voteThursday 2 May 20195pm
Re-issuing spoilt or lost postal voting packsThursday 2 May 20195pm

Polling Station Finder

Polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 2 May 2019. Use Democracy Club’s polling station finder to locate your polling station.

Frequently asked questions

When are the next elections?

  • The next elections in St Albans City & District are scheduled to take place on Thursday 2 May 2019.


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What are the elections on 2 May 2019 for?

  • District Council elections are taking place throughout the whole of St Albans City & District. Parish Council/Town Council elections will be taking place in areas that are covered by a parish/town council and where the number of candidates standing for election exceeds the number of vacant seats.

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Who is standing for election?

  • Details of the candidates standing for election are expected to be published on or around Thursday 4 April 2019. These details will be available on our website, and will also be displayed at St Albans City & District Council Offices, Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

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Can I vote in elections on the 2 May 2019?

  • You must be on the electoral register in order to vote.
  • You can vote on 2 May 2019 if you are a British, Irish, qualifying Commonwealth, or qualifying European Union citizen.
  • Further details regarding the eligibility criteria for voting in the UK can be found at Your Vote Matters – Can I vote?

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Am I registered to vote?

  • If you are registered to vote, you should receive a poll card shortly before the election. Poll cards are expected to reach voters by the beginning of April 2019.
  • If you are unsure whether you are registered to vote, please contact the Electoral Services team on 01727 819294 or elections@stalbans.gov.uk.

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I’m not registered to vote. How do I register?

  • You can register to vote by completing an online application form at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. This form should only take a few minutes to complete. You will need your National Insurance number to hand if you have one.
  • If you are unable to complete an online application form, please contact the Electoral Services team on 01727 819294 or elections@stalbans.gov.uk. We can then arrange for a paper form to be posted out to you.
  • Further details about registering to vote can be found on our “Registering to Vote & FAQs” page.

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How do I vote?

  • If you are registered to vote, you should receive a poll card shortly before the election. This will tell you when and where you can cast your vote. Poll cards are for information only, and you can still cast your vote if you lose or forget your poll card.
  • Most people cast their vote in person by attending their local polling station on the day of the election. Polling stations will be open between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 2 May 2019. Poll clerks will be available at all polling stations to assist voters with queries.
  • If you are unable to attend your polling station in person on the 2 May, you can apply for an absent vote. Please see the sections below for further details.

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I don’t know who to vote for. Can you give me any information?

  • As the administrators of the election, we must remain politically neutral. Therefore, we are unable to provide any information on the policies of particular candidates. Further details of political parties’ policies can often be found on their websites. Candidates are also likely to visit properties in the run-up to the election to deliver information about their particular policies.

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I can’t get to my polling station on the day of the election. Can I still vote?

  • If you are unable to attend your polling station to vote in person, you can apply for an absent vote. There are two types of absent vote: a postal vote, and a proxy vote.
  • A postal vote allows you to cast your vote by post. Postal ballot papers are usually sent out 1 to 2 weeks before an election, and completed ballot papers must be received by the elections’ office before 10pm on the day of the election. The deadline for completing an application form to enable you to vote by post is 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019. Further information regarding postal voting, including the relevant application forms, can be found online at Your Vote Matters – Voting by post. Alternatively, please contact the Electoral Services team on 01727 819294 or elections@stalbans.gov.uk.
  • A proxy vote allows you to nominate somebody that you trust to attend your polling station in order to cast your vote on your behalf. The deadline for completing an application form to enable you to vote by proxy is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April 2019. Further information regarding proxy voting, including the relevant application forms, can be found online at Your Vote Matters – Voting by proxy. Alternatively, please contact the Electoral Services team on 01727 819294 or elections@stalbans.gov.uk.

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I have a postal vote set up; can I go to the polling station instead this year?

  • Yes, but in order to vote at your polling station you would need to cancel your postal vote. This can be done up until 5pm on Monday 15 April 2019. After this date, your postal vote cannot be cancelled. Please contact the Electoral Services team on 01727 819294 for further details of how to cancel a postal vote.
  • Alternatively, you may return your completed postal voting pack by hand to a polling station within your electoral area. The completed postal vote ballot paper and postal vote statement must be sealed in the return envelope, which must be handed to the Presiding Officer.

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It’s after the deadline to apply for a proxy vote, but I’ve just found out that I can’t attend my polling station on the day of the election. Can I still vote?

  • If you find out that you are unable to attend your polling station after the deadline for proxy applications, you may be eligible to apply for an emergency proxy vote. If you meet the criteria, you can apply for an emergency proxy vote up until 5pm on the day of the election.
  • If you have a medical emergency after the normal proxy deadline, and that emergency means that you cannot go to the polling station in person, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy. You will need to complete an application form, and this form will need to be supported by a qualified person (e.g. a medical practitioner or social worker).
  • Alternatively, you can apply to vote by emergency proxy if your occupation, service or employment means that you cannot go to the polling station in person, and you only become aware of that fact after the normal proxy deadline. You will need to complete an application form, and this form will need to be supported by a qualified person (e.g. your employer).

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Where can I find the results of the elections?

  • We expect the District Council election results to be declared overnight on 2 – 3 May, and the Parish/Town Council election results to be declared during the day on 3 May. Once the results have been declared, they will be published on our website. The results will also be displayed at St Albans City & District Council Offices, Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE.

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Date of last review: 07 May 2019