Having gone into the election with no councillors, the Conservatives knew it was going to be an uphill struggle to sway voters in a local political landscape that is dominated by the Lib Dems.
However, they were pleased to see their high level of community engagement paid off with a significant rise in their vote share of 4.5 per cent in the Borough elections and 3.9 per cent in the Mayoral election.
Watford Conservative Association’s Chair, Linda Topping, said: “Our hard work has clearly been noticed and appreciated by voters in Watford, which is reflected by our increased vote share. We are moving in the right direction and we will build on this result to offer Watford’s residents a viable Conservative voice on our council in the future.”
“Richard Harrington has done a great job in representing our town as MP for several years now, I think voters are starting to realise how positive a Conservative influence could be on the local level as well.”
“I would also like to congratulate Peter Taylor on his appointment as Elected Mayor and thank Baroness Dorothy Thornhill for her years of service as she steps down”.