Local elections 2018 results: Lib Dem Peter Taylor elected Mayor of Watford
The new Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor takes the baton from Dorothy Thornhill who announced she’d be stepping down in March after serving 16 years.
The Liberal Democrat politician worked alongside Thornhill as her deputy and has pledged to prioritise excellent service and keep council tax down.
In his acceptance speech, Peter Taylor pays tribute to Dorothy Thronhill, who saw dramatic improvements in the towns centre, leisure services and community events during her time in power. Transforming the local parks and opening spaces with new facilities, such as Big Screen on the Beach. Broadcasting films likes Grease, Dirty Dancing, Star Wars, and even the Rio Olympic Games. Providing residents with a free Summer outdoor event.
The key pledges in Peter Taylor manifesto include:
- Multi-million pound investment at Woodside Playing Fields, regenerating facilities and creating a mixed use family orientated play centre
- A new wheeled sports facility and café at Oxhey Park North as well as investment to parks across our town
- Major refurbishments to Watford Cycle Hub
- The creation of a ‘hop on hop off’ bus to take residents round the town centre
- A new bike hire scheme, like the one currently being used in London and other major UK cities
- Working with West Herts Hospitals Trust to create a new visitors car park at Watford General Hospital by the end of 2019.
And Watford residents seem pleased by the results.
One of joy pic.twitter.com/HP3hfMjyJT
— JoanT #FBPE🇪🇺🇬🇧#PeoplesVote (@birdingjoan) May 4, 2018
— HomelessWarriorWatford (@StephenPWarrior) May 4, 2018
Brilliant result! @CllrPeterTaylor is new Watford Mayor. Final result after 2nd prefs Labour 9,951 – @CllrPeterTaylor 15,931 – Liberal Democrat HOLD Whilst @MayorDorothy will be hard act to follow, Peter’s manifesto to take our town forward impressive! @LibDems @WatfordLibDems
— SalBrinton (@SalBrinton) May 4, 2018
Brillaint news that @CllrPeterTaylor has been elected to be new Mayor of Watford.
— Martin McGovern (@mmcguk) May 4, 2018