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Town council elections: Reaction

Friday 3 May 2019

Yesterday's town council elections have changed the make-up of the town council, reducing the number of Conservatives from 15 to 10.

We asked some local politicians for their reactions to the results.

Long serving town councillor Jane Sartin said: "I'm very pleased to have been given the opportunity to represent Castle Ward on Hertford Town Council for another 4 years. I will continue to look for opportunities to make Hertford an attractive, vibrant and community-minded town for all its residents, and to attract visitors to the town."

"I am looking forward to working with a number of new Councillors, of all parties, but disappointed that Sue Dunkley, who served with me as Vice-Chairman of the Development & Leisure Committee, has not been re-elected, as she made a huge contribution to the Town Council."

Newly elected Liberal Democrat town councillor Andrew Porrer commented: "I am delighted we now have a group of opposition councillors on the town council and I look forward to working with my LibDem colleague Stuart Hunt and the other opposition councillors to improve scrutiny, transparency  and  accountability of the council to the benefit of Hertford."

For the Green Party, Alexandra Darr said: "East Herts Green Party are thrilled to win 2 Town Council seats in Hertford. We would like to thank all the people who voted for us and felt confident that it was time to do something different. Tony Tarrega has won a seat for Sele and Alex Daar for Bengeo. We are also excited for our collegues Martin Butcher on Ware Town Council and  Ben Crystall and James Frecknall on the District Council."

"Given the widespread concerns about the environment from young Greta Thunberg to older David Attenborough we are not surprised people in Hertford decided to vote Green. Alex and Tony look forward to all opportunites on the Town Council to help Hertford fight the risks of Climate Change."

We have contacted the local Labour Party but not yet received any response.

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