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2019 General Election

Last Modified May 27, 2022

On Thursday 12 December 2019 a parliamentary election was held. This was for the election of a Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons for the Hertsmere Constituency. This was done using the "First Past The Post" system. 

The count took place at Allum Hall in Borehamwood on the night of the 12 December 2019 and was attended by nominees from the political parties.

The result for Hertsmere Constituency was:

2019 General Election Results: Hertsmere Constituency
Candidate Political party Vote 
BARRETT, Stephen James Liberal Democrat  6,561
DOWDEN, Oliver James The Conservative Party  32,651
HUMPHRIES, John  The Green Party   1,653
KAL-WEISS, Holly Sue Labour Party  11,338
 Total votes cast   52,472
 Votes rejected  
Want of official mark   0
Voting for more than one candidate   26
Voter identified   19
Unmarked   223
  Total votes rejected  268
 Turnout  70.94 %

The rest of this page covers the election for historical purposes.

Where do I vote?

You should receive a Polling Card which will tell you where to vote. You do not need it to vote.

The polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm on the day of the election.

What if I can’t get to my polling station?

Our page on Different ways to vote includes details of postal votes (where you can vote in advance of election day by post) and proxy voting (where you can ask someone to vote on your behalf).

  • Postal vote applications and changes deadline was 5pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019. (The deadline has now passed.)
  • Proxy vote applications and deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019. (The deadline has now passed.)

Please ensure that where possible you make any requests well in advance. There are limited situations where you may be eligible to apply for a late proxy after the deadline, please contact the Elections team for more information or check: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voting-person-post-or-proxy/voting-proxy.

What if I want to be a candidate? (The deadline has passed.)

Nominations for the General Election closed at 4pm on Thursday 14 November 2019.

Information on becoming a candidate can be found on the Electoral Commission website.

How do I register to vote? (The deadline has passed.)

Please see our page on Registering to Vote and our Registering to Vote Frequently Asked Questions.

The deadline for registering to vote in the 2019 General Election is 11.59pm on Tuesday 26 November 2019 has now passed.  You can still register for future elections.

Could you help someone else register to vote? An easy read guide has been produced.

To see election results and notices once published please see the links below:


Full election timetable

Full General Election timetable 2019
 Deadline Date Time 
Notice of election published No later than 11 November 2019 4pm 
Nomination period ends Thursday 14 November 2019 4pm

Statement of individuals nominated and notice of poll for Hertsmere Constituency published

Appointment of election agents for the Hertsmere Constituency

Thursday 14 November 2019 5pm 

Register to vote deadline

Tuesday 26 November 2019  
Postal vote / postal-proxy vote application deadline
(Including changes to existing postal or proxy votes)
Tuesday 26 November 2019 5pm
Proxy vote application deadline Wednesday 4 December 2019 5pm
Polling Stations open Thursday 12 December 2019 7am
Emergency proxy vote application deadline Thursday 12 December 2019 5pm
Deadline for re-issuing spoilt or lost postal voting packs Thursday 12 December 2019 5pm
Polling Stations close Thursday 12 December 2019 10pm

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