Broxbourne Labour Leader Malcolm Aitken won the seat at the local election on 5 May with 55% of the vote. This was an increase in the Waltham Cross Labour vote from the 42% achieved in 2015.
Malcolm told the Hertfordshire Mercury:
"Everything on the Broxbourne Labour front is on the way up," he told the Mercury following his victory. We have some strong candidates going forward and no doubt in two years time we will be in a position to take some seats off the Tories.
I would like to thank the people of Waltham Cross for coming out and giving me their support.
Of course to win an election with an increased vote you must have a good team behind you and we have the best team in Broxbourne we have ever had. The Labour party in Broxbourne is going from strength to strength."
There was also an increase in the Labour share of the vote elsewhere in the Borough. Selina Norgrove got 28% of the vote in Rosedale and Bury Green; up from 20% in 2015. Ian Dust received 28% of the vote in Cheshunt South and Theobalds; up from 26% in 2015.