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 St Albans
Other Labour hold
Name Party Votes % +/- %
Kerry Pollard Labour 19,889 45.4 +3.4
Charles Elphicke Conservative 15,423 35.2 +2.0
Nick Rijke Liberal Democrat 7,847 17.9 -3.1
Chris Sherwin UK Independence 602 1.4  
Majority 4,466 10.2
Turnout 43,761 66.3 -11.2
Swing
Against 1997 General Election 0.7% from Conservative to Labour

Description
This seat is named after the cathedral city of St. Albans, which is in the north of the constituency, about 20 miles from central London. The city has notable theological connections, given that is named after the first English martyr, it provided the only English pope, Adrian IV, and a number of the cityís bishops have gone on to be Archbishop of Canterbury, including the late Lord Runcie.

Today, tourism plays an important part in the cityís economy, but apart from the historic streets and churches, splendid parklands and gardens, St. Albans is also a thriving shopping and business centre. PricewaterhouseCoopers have an office here to serve businesses in the northern home counties, whilst Post Office Countersí Head Office for the North Thames and East Anglia Region is here. The constituency is also home to many who commute into London both by rail and road: three motorways dissect the constituency - the M25, M10 and M1.

This was a relatively unexpected Labour gain, given that they had been in third place before 1997.

Past Results

1997 General Election
 St Albans
Labour gain from Conservative
Name Party Votes %
Kerry Pollard Labour 21,338 42.0
David Rutley Conservative 16,879 33.2
Anthony Rowlands Liberal Democrat 10,692 21.0
Jim Warrilow Referendum 1,619 3.2
Sari Craigen Rainbow 166 0.3
Ian Docker Natural Law 111 0.2
Majority 4,459 8.8
Turnout 50,805 77.5
 
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