The Conservative Party emerged victors in the local elections in May, retaining control of St Albans District Council.

Votes were counted at Batchwood Sports Centre, in Batchwood Drive, St Albans.

The Conservative Party lost just one of its seats, taking its total down to 30 out of 58. The Liberal Democrats gained two seats, which took their total up to 19. The Labour Party lost one seat. There were two Independents and one Green councillor.

Liberal Democrat Mohammed Rahman gained Sopwell from Labour while the Lib Dems gained a seat from the Conservatives in Marshalswick South.

Stella Nash was elected in Park Street as the Conservatives gained a seat at the expense of the Lib Dems.

The turn-out for the district council elections was 46.5 per cent.

In the St Albans North division county council by-election, Roma Mills took the seat for Labour from the Lib Dems, after Charlotte Hogg stepped down earlier in the year.