Amongst general jubilation for Labour in our constituency and the country as a whole, there was some disappointment for Labour in Hertfordshire. Tom Plater unfortunately failed to beat the Conservative candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), who doubtless benefitted from the return of the First Past the Post system implemented by his party.

It’s a shame that Hertfordshire won’t get the benefit of Tom’s abilities for now, but no doubt he will be able to demonstrate them on a future occasion. Meanwhile, Tom continues to serve as Chair of Stevenage Labour and as Labour & Co-operative Councillor for Almond Hill. Interestingly, the voters of Stevenage endorsed Tom, as he won the ballot there.

Good luck to Tom in the future.

The full results were:

Jonathan Ash-Edwards (Conservative) 93,658

Matthew Fisher (Green) 26,714

Tom Plater (Labour & Co-operative) 66,585

Sean Prendergast (Liberal Democrat) 68,264.

Tom Plater - PCC candidate for Hertfordshire
Tom Plater - PCC candidate for Hertfordshire
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