PUBLISHED: 17:01 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 17:01 05 May 2017 These are the full results in the Norfolk County Council elections On a day to forget for UKIP and the Greens, the Conservatives took overall control at County Hall, upping their numbers by 13 from 42 to 55. UKIP lost all 10 of their divisions and the Greens lost their three seats, which were all in Norwich, to Labour. Labour ended up increasing their seats from 14 to 17. The Lib Dems and Conservatives swapped a few seats, with Cromer switching from Tory to Lib Dem, while Sheringham went in the opposite direction. The Lib Dems came out one seat better off than going into the election. It means the political make-up of Norfolk County Council is now Conservatives 55, Labour 17, Liberal Democrats 11 and one independent. The County Hall make-up before today was 42 Conservative, 14 Labour, 11 UKIP and independent, 10 Liberal Democrat, three Green, two non-aligned, one independent and one vacancy. The results were as follows: … [Read more...] about Full list of results in Norfolk County Council elections
PUBLISHED: 14:48 05 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:42 05 May 2017 While the majority of the county painted itself blue in today's local elections, Labour found success in Norwich as they held onto their existing seats - and gained new ones. The count for the county council elections at St Andrews Hall, Norwich. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Speaking before the results came in, Labour group leader George Nobbs said he was not focussing on the national picture, where the Tories were making sweeping gains. MORE: For more election news click here"I'm looking at it locally and what county councillors do is so important to everybody. "The local election result would probably be different if the general election had not been called in the middle. But from what we can see in Norwich Labour is doing extremely well." Labour kept their seats in Bowthorpe, Catton Grove, Crome, Lakenham, Sewell, University, Town Close, and Mile Cross. George Nobbs. Pic: Labour Party. But they took seats off the Green … [Read more...] about Local Election 2017: Success for Labour in Norwich as they hold onto County Council seats and gain from the Green Party
PUBLISHED: 12:35 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:36 02 May 2017 People will go to the polls on May 4 to pick who should represent them at Norfolk County Council. Dan Grimmer looks at the Norwich area. If the pollsters are to be believed, then the Labour Party nationally is facing the prospect of losing more than 100 council seats in the local elections. But with Norwich an area where the party has tightened its grip in recent years, they will be hoping to avoid any shocks in the city. In 2013's county council elections they took Bowthorpe and Catton Grove from the Conservatives, Mile Cross, Sewell and Town Close from the Greens and Lakenham from the Liberal Democrats. It will be interesting to see what happens in Thorpe Hamlet, where the last two Green councillors defected to the Conservatives. Former Norwich South parliamentary candidate and current city councillor Lesley Grahame will be hoping her predecessors' changes of allegiance do not deter voters from going for Green again. A trio … [Read more...] about Norfolk County Council elections: Spotlight on Norwich
PUBLISHED: 07:00 29 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:15 29 April 2017 Voters will go to the polls on Thursday, May 4 to vote who they want to represent them at Norfolk County Council. Norfolk County Council. County Hall. Photo : Steve Adams All 84 divisions are up for grabs and the political balance at County Hall is on a knife edge. The Conservatives are currently in control, with 42 councillors. Labour have 14 Labour, UKIP and independent 11, 10 Liberal Democrats, three Greens, three non-aligned and one vacancy. We asked all the candidates to tell voters why they deserve your vote in the election. This is what they had to say... BRECKLAND Attleborough (CONS held) Christopher MACKINNON (Lib Dem) Attleborough candidates: Rhodri Oliver (Conservative) and Phil Spiby (Labour). Christopher McKinnon (Liberal Democrat not pictured) Pictures: courtesy of Norfolk Conservatives, Labour Party. No details provided Rhodri OLIVER (Conservative) "I am your candidate for Attleborough with the most … [Read more...] about Which candidates are standing in the Norfolk County Council elections and who should you vote for?
PUBLISHED: 18:53 05 April 2017 | UPDATED: 19:38 05 April 2017 Find out who is standing where you live in next monthâs Norfolk County Council elections Below is a full list of the candidates standing in next monthâs Norfolk County Council elections and the Waveney candidates in the Suffolk County Council elections. The elections will take place on May 4. An asterisk (*) next to a candidates name denotes that they are the sitting councillor. BRECKLAND Attleborough (CONS held) Christopher MACKINNON (Lib Dem) Rhodri OLIVER (Conservative) Phil SPIBY (Labour) Dereham North (CONS held) Ann BOWYER (Green) Liz HUNTON (Labour) * William RICHMOND (Conservative) Eriend WATSON (Lib Dem) Dereham South (UKIP held) Catherine BLAIKLOCK (UKIP) Harry CLARKE (Labour) Phillip DUIGAN (Conservative) Paul SPEED (Lib Dem) Elmham and Matishall (CONS held) * Bill BORRETT (Conservative) Linda GOREHAM (Labour) Richard SCOGGINS (Lib Dem) Guiltcross (CONS held) * Stephen ASKEW (Conservative) Stephen GORDON … [Read more...] about Find out who is standing where you live in next monthâs Norfolk County Council elections – Politics