PUBLISHED: 12:34 02 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:35 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 Breckland area. When Norfolk last went to the ballot box to select their county councillors, the big winners were UKIP - and five of their 14 gains that year came in Breckland. Four of the wards UKIP won in 2013 - Dereham South, Swaffham, Thetford East and Watton - were won from the Conservatives and the fifth, Thetford West, was taken from the Liberal Democrats. Resignations since meant UKIP lost two of their divisions. The Conservatives took back Watton and Labour, where Terry Jermy had previously only missed out by a single vote, was a winner in Thetford West. It means only two of the victorious UKIP councillors from four years ago are still standing in a geographical area where, last time, they finished first or second in every division. This year, in a marked contrast, UKIP have not got candidates … [Read more...] about Norfolk County Council elections: Spotlight on Breckland
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?