Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor has retained his position as mayor following victory in the Watford mayoral elections.
The mayor, who stood for the Liberal Democrats, was first elected to the role in 2018 and became popular with residents in the town, and is now set to lead Watford at least until 2026.
Mayor Taylor managed to secure more votes than his challengers, Conservative candidate Binita Mehta-Parmar and Labour candidate Asif Khan, with no need for a second round of voting as he secured over 50 per cent of the vote.
He got a total of 12,985 votes, whilst Mr Khan, a councillor from Leggatts, received 6, 234, coming in second. Binita Mehta-Parmar came third, with a total of 4,404 votes.
Mayor Taylor has also thanked the town for it’s support, stating: “It is such an honour to serve as the town’s Mayor and I am so grateful to everyone who put their trust in me. I love this town and will do everything I can to make it an even better place for everyone.”
During his last term, the Elected Mayor delivered on a number of commitments such as introducing the Beryl bike-share scheme, opening Oxhey Activity Park, reducing homelessness and rough sleeping, orchestrating the planting of 10,000 trees and began the 10-year restoration project of the River Colne.
Whilst still focussing on the commitments from his previous term, the Elected Mayor of Watford will also be focussing on cutting congestion in the area, getting the housing target reduced and securing improvements for the facilities at Watford General Hospital.
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