Mayoral Debate and Election Results, May 2014

Mayoral Election 2014: Vibe broadcast Watford's first mayoral radio debate and Dorothy Thornhill is re-elected as Mayor of Watford.

Mayoral Election 2014: Vibe broadcast Watford's first mayoral radio debate and Dorothy Thornhill is re-elected as Mayor of Watford.

On Wednesday 21st May Vibe broadcast Watford's first mayoral radio debate which involved candidates from the Labour Party, Liberal Democrats, Conservative and UKIP.  Watford is only 1 of 16 towns within the UK which has an elected Mayor and the hour long debate covered various questions from housing, parking, cycling and the town's contribution to the music industry.

Vibe 107.6's General Manager Howard Groves said ''The mayoral debate was a first for Vibe 107.6 and a first for Watford, and it demonstrated the real value of community radio, delivering thought provoking content on a crucial local election for the people of Watford. It got a little feisty at times but made for great radio and we received really positive feedback".

The Mayoral election was held on Thursday 22nd May saw the re-election of Dorothy Thornhill as Mayor of Watford and the overall results were:

Candidate Party Votes received
Philip Louis Cox UK Independent Party 1st Preference votes: 3,789

Jagtar Singh Dhindsa

Labour Party

1st Preference votes: 6,577

2nd Preference votes: 927

Total: 7,504

Dorothy Thornhill

Liberal Democrat

1st Preference votes: 11,741

2nd Preference votes: 2,452

Total: 14,193

ELECTED

Linda Ann Topping Conservative Party 1st Preference votes: 3,470

 

TURNOUT 36.95%

 

The new political composition of Watford Borough Council following the election is:

Liberal Democrats  24 seats

Labour                   11 seats

Conservative            1 seat

Green                       1 seat

Total:                      37 seats

 

Source: Watford Borough Council 

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