Hertfordshire is a very diverse County and Watford really should be the London Borough of… Parts of Hertfordshire has become very LibDem over recent years and the Party is likely to tighten their grip in those places. Other Council are very safe Tory and are likely to remain Tory… just a little less safe!

The ones to watch though are Welwyn Hatfield and Dacorum.

  1. North Hertfordshire – NOC/Labour and Lib Dem Coalition – NOC HOLD
    • 1/3 of the council up for election.
    • We’re predicting that Labour and Liberal Democrats make gains from the Conservatives, but neither win a majority on the Council.
  2. Stevenage – Labour – Labour HOLD
    • 1/3 of the council up for election.
    • Labour holds a good majority and it is likely that they will make some gains this year from the Conservatives.
  3. East Hertfordshire – Conservative – Conservative Hold
    • Full council up for election.
    • The Conservatives hold a current majority of 40 out of 50 seats. We expect the Conservatives to have some losses this year but will retain majority control of the council.
  4. Dacorum – Conservative – NOC GAIN
    • Full council up for election.
    • Expect to see Lib Dem and Labour gains from the Conservatives that will push the council into no overall control – change in administration will depend on if Labour and the Lib Dems can co-operate.
  1. St Albans – Lib Dem – Lib Dem HOLD
    • 1/3 of the council up for election (one year after boundary changes)
    • This will be a comfortable hold for the Liberal Democrats who currently hold 50 out of 56 seats. There is potential for a couple of Lib Dem gains as well if other parties perform poorly.
  1. Welwyn Hatfield – Conservative – NOC GAIN
    • 1/3 of the council up for election.
    • The Conservatives hold a small majority of two, which could easily fall at this election. However, it is likely that the Conservatives will remain the largest party on the Council and if in NOC the entire opposition will need to form a coalition. Likely to see a Conservative minority administration.
  1. Broxbounre – Conservative – Conservative HOLD
    • 1/3 of the council up for election
    • Conservatives hold nearly all seats on Broxbourne council, and we are predicting that the Conservatives will continue to hold a large majority after this election.
  1. Three Rivers – Lib Dem – Lib Dem HOLD
    • 1/3 of the council up for election
    • Expect to see a Lib Dem hold here with some small gains from the Conservatives to the Lib Dems.
  1. Watford – Lib Dem – Lib Dem HOLD
    • 1/3 of the council up for election
    • This is a likely Lib Dem hold – over the last four elections there have been almost no changes in total number of seats held by the administration and opposition.
  1. Hertsmere – Conservative – Likely Conservative HOLD
    • Full council up for election
    • The Conservatives currently hold a healthy majority, that is likely to be reduced this year however we are predicting that this will be remain a Conservative controlled council on a much smaller majority.