In its analysis of the local election results, the Watford Observer argues that "The local election results in Watford may appear unremarkable but a deeper dive suggests we could be seeing signs of a Conservative resurgence".
It noted that the election saw the Conservatives poll the highest number of votes since new ward boundaries were introduced in Watford in 2016 with "More than double the number of total votes this time round (7,312) than they did in 2019, and nearly 2,000 more than they achieved in the 2018 elections".
Commenting in the Watford Observer, Binita Mehta-Parmar argued that the greatly improved result was because "We fought a strong campaign on key local issues which people really care about" and she went on to explain that "We found these [issues] resonating with residents across the constituency, especially on issues like over-development of our area by the Liberal Democrats, axing the garden tax and saving Watford Market".
"We will keep taking the fight to the tired Lib Dem administration in Watford, who are running out of ideas and making mistake after mistake."
"We have demonstrated that we are true community campaigners, receiving a positive reaction on doorsteps, and this can be seen in the support we received."