Peter Taylor is the Elected Mayor of Watford.
He received 15,931 votes after a 39.27% turn-out of the electorate.
Peter say "It's a privilege to have recently been elected as our Mayor. There's lots to do and I'm already stuck in. I think one of the crucial parts of the job is keeping you informed what I'm to and what is going on around the town."
Watford Town Improvement Program
Unveiled our Clarendon Road Improvement works, in partnership with local businesses and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.
8 million people pass through Watford Junction ever year. It's really important to make sure that this is an attractive route from the station to the town centre.
Watford Mayor announces FA Cup Final 'Big Screen' in Cassiobury Park.
The screening will start at 4pm, for the build up to the FA Cup Final next Saturday 18 May.
Watford fans voted overwhelmingly in favour of having a screen in the town, with over 90% out of the over 3000 people supporting one for the final.
Watford FC last celebrated their promotion to the premiership in the park back in May 2015.
On World Mental Health Day
Councillor Rabi Martins & I welcomed representatives from the Samaritans, Hertfordshire Mind Network, Mencap & others to the town hall.
Peter Taylor said: “Every year, 1 in 4 of us will suffer with a mental health problem but only half that number will ever seek help. We need to break down the barriers surrounding mental ill health and currently prevent people from getting treatment.
Chatted about what services are available in Watford & how we can work together to improve these.
Petition to Rezone Watford junction
A petition organised by Mayor Peter Taylor was handed to Sadiq Khan needs support from Watford commuters.
Watford residents elect new Mayor
Watford’s new Mayor Peter Taylor said: “Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me! It's a huge honour to have been elected as Watford's new Mayor. Dorothy has been an inspirational leader. I'm so grateful for her support and friendship.
“I'm incredibly thankful to every voter who put their faith in me. Now the work begins - being a Mayor for the whole town and making this an even better place to live.”
The result was announced by our Returning Officer, Watford Borough Council’s Managing Director, Manny Lewis, at the count in Watford Leisure Centre Central today (Friday 4 May).
The ballot was conducted in polling stations across the town yesterday (Thursday 3 May). Watford is taking part in a voter ID pilot, so voters were required to bring a form of ID with them. Postal votes were submitted as normal, unaffected by the pilot.
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