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In the recent local election Steve Jarvis was re-elected as County Councillor for Royston West by a margin of 691 votes over the Conservative. This is a big increase on the 62 vote margin which Steve won by in the previous County Council election four years ago.

The full result was:

Steve Jarvis 2591
Conservative 1900
Labour 519

In Royston East Ruth Brown increased the Liberal Democrat share of the vote by 12%.

The full result was:

Conservative 2317
Ruth Brown 1255
Labour 669
Green 311

Across Hertfordshire the Liberal Democrats gained five seats – taking them to a total of 23 – with the Conservatives down five and Labour down two seats.

The new County Council has 46 Conservatives, 23 Liberal Democrats, 7 Labour, 1 Green and 1 Independent.

In the District Council by election for Meridian ward Alex Prosser-Snelling also saw a big increase in the Liberal Democrat vote, coming a clear second to the Conservative.

The full result was:

Conservative 889
Alex Prosser-Snelling 579
Labour 176
Green 154

North Herts Council now has 11 Liberal Democrats, 15 Labour and 23 Conservative councillors. It is run jointly by the Liberal Democrats and Labour.