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2020 February By-Election Borehamwood Kenilworth Ward

Last Modified May 27, 2022

On Thursday 13 February 2020 a by-election was held for the election of ONE member to the Borehamwood Kenilworth Ward area of Hertsmere Borough Council. This was for a member to serve the remaining term of office to May 2023 and the next regular elections. This was done using the first past the post system. 

2020 By-election Results: Borehamwood Kenilworth Ward (ONE seat)
Candidate Political party Vote 
HUMPHRIES, John  The Green Party  50
LEWIS, Andy Liberal Democrat  104
OZAROW, Dan Labour Party  655
ROSEHILL, Brett Ashley The Conservative Party Candidate  776 (e)
 Total votes cast   1590
 Votes rejected  
Want of official mark 
Voting for more than one candidate 
Voter identified 
  Total votes rejected
 Turnout   23.86%

The count took place at Hertsmere Borough Council, Civic Offices, Elstree Way, Borehamwood, and was attended by nominees from the political parties. 

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 is 5pm on Wednesday 29 January 2020..
  • Proxy vote applications and deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 5 February 2020.

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.

What if I want to be a candidate?

Nominations for the by-election opened on Wednesday 8 January 2020 and closed at 4pm on Friday 17 January 2020.

You can find out more about being a Hertsmere Borough Councillor here.

For information on becoming a candidate in local elections on the Electoral Commission website.

How do I register to vote?

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

The deadline for registering to vote in the by election was 11.59pm on Tuesday 28 January 2020.

Further election information and official notices


To see other election results and notices please see the links below:

Full election timetable

Full by-election timetable Thursday 13 February 2020
 Deadline Date Time 
Notice of vacancy published Monday 6 January 2020  
Notice of election published Wednesday 8 January 2020  
Nomination period began Wednesday 8 January 2020  
Nomination period ended Friday 17 January 2020 4pm
Statement of parties and individuals nominated and Notice of Poll and Appointment of Agents published. Monday 20 January 2020  4pm

Register to vote deadline

Tuesday 28 January 2020 11:59pm
Postal vote / postal-proxy vote application deadline
(Including changes to existing postal or proxy votes)
Wednesday 29 January 2020 5pm
Proxy vote application deadline
(Not postal proxy or emergency proxies)
Wednesday 5 February 2020 5pm
Polling Stations open Thursday 13 February 2020 7am
Emergency proxy vote application deadline Thursday 13 February 2020 5pm
Deadline for re-issuing spoilt or lost postal voting packs Thursday 13 February 2020 5pm
Polling Stations close Thursday 13 February 2020 10pm
Count for the by-election Thursday 13 February 2020 10pm

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