Parlimentary Election 2005 – North East Hertfordshire Constituency Results
On Thursday 5 May 2005, North Hertfordshire District Council administered the count for the parliamentary constituency of North East Hertfordshire in the general election.
Polling stations were open from 7am to 10pm on the day. Ballot papers were collected from polling stations across the constituency once the polling stations had closed, and delivered to the count centre at North Herts Leisure Centre. The final boxes of ballots were received by midnight.
A team of over 60 counting staff began the process of verifying both the parliamentary and the county election ballots as they were received at the leisure centre. At 3am, the Returning Officer announced the start of the count for the parliamentary election. At 5.15am, the result was declared, as follows:
|Iain Coleman||Liberal Democrat||10,147|
|David Hitchman||UK Independence Party||1,561|
The Returning Officer declared Oliver Heald duly elected to the seat of North East Hertfordshire.
The electorate for North East Hertfordshire for the 2005 parliamentary election was 71,420. A total of 47,492 ballot papers were received, 118 of which were declared spoiled. The turnout for the election was 66.5% The turnout in 2001 was 65.27%
North Hertfordshire District Council sent out a total of 8,530 postal votes, 6,566 of which were returned.
Hertfordshire County Council Elections 2005 – Results for North Hertfordshire
The County Council elections held on 5 May 2005 have produced the following results
|Sarah Elaine Pond||Green||545|
|David Shirley||Lib. Dem.||1,425|
|Richard Arthur Charles Thake||Cons.||2,204|
Turnout: 7,064 (64.7%)
|Nigel Kenneth Brook||Cons.||2,825|
|Andrew Ircha||Lib. Dem.||878|
Turnout: 5,775 (63.9%)
|Derrick Alan Ashley||Cons||3,072|
|Paul Clark||Lib. Dem.||2,466|
|Douglas James McCall||Lab||980|
Turnout: 6,874 (71.1%)
Knebworth and Codicote
|David Geoffrey Ashton||Green||512|
|Sandra Lilian Jackson||Lab||1,343|
|Debra Patricia Wilkins||Lib. Dem.||1,417|
Turnout: 7,352 (68.1%)
Letchworth East and Baldock
|Geoffrey Cecil Hollands||Lib. Dem||1,230|
|Lorna Rose Kercher||Lab&Co-op||2,456|
|Michael Douglas Robert MacKenzie Muir||Cons.||2,781|
Turnout: 6,839 (61%)
Letchworth North West
|Nigel Edward Agar||Lab&Co-op||2,446|
|John Paul Winder||Lib. Dem.||1,065|
Turnout: 5,618 (60.7%)
|Donald Archibald Flockhart||Green||348|
|Peter Anthony Mardell||Lab&Co-op||1955|
|John Winder||Lib. Dem||1968|
Turnout. 7,478 (67.7%)
|Caroline Elizabeth Coates||Lib. Dem||2,584|
Turnout 8,035 (66%)
North Herts Rural
|Anthony Frederick Hunter||Cons.||3,226|
|Stuart Wanstall Madgin||Green||270|
|Ian Simpson||Lib. Dem.||2,890|
Turnout 7,286 (71.2%)
Polling stations opened for voting at 7am on Thursday 5 May 2005 and closed at 10pm later that day. Ballot boxes were then transported to North Herts Leisure Centre where the votes were verified. Owing to the count for the parliamentary elections, counting for the county council elections was postponed until 10.15am on Friday 6 May.
The total electorate for North Hertfordshire for the Hertfordshire County Council elections was 94,316. 264 ballot papers were spoiled.