Residents of Watford have elected candidate Peter Taylor, Liberal Democrat, as their new directly elected Mayor.
He received 15,931 votes after a 39.27% turn-out of the electorate.
Watford’s new Mayor Peter Taylor said: “Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me! It's a huge honour to have been elected as Watford's new Mayor. Dorothy has been an inspirational leader. I'm so grateful for her support and friendship.
“I'm incredibly thankful to every voter who put their faith in me. Now the work begins - being a Mayor for the whole town and making this an even better place to live.”
The result was announced by our Returning Officer, Watford Borough Council’s Managing Director, Manny Lewis, at the count in Watford Leisure Centre Central today (Friday 4 May).
The ballot was conducted in polling stations across the town yesterday (Thursday 3 May). Watford is taking part in a voter ID pilot, so voters were required to bring a form of ID with them. Postal votes were submitted as normal, unaffected by the pilot.
The results of the voter ID pilot will be made available in due course. For a full break-down of the Mayoral election results, visit watford.gov.uk/electionresults
12 new ward councillors were also elected. For a full list of the new ward councillors, visit watford.gov.uk/news/article/617/watford_residents_elect_new_councillors