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FULL RESULTS: Labour retain control in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 16:01 23 May 2014 | UPDATED: 18:05 23 May 2014

The city council elections verification process gets under way at the Open before the count begins. Picture: Denise Bradley

The city council elections verification process gets under way at the Open before the count begins. Picture: Denise Bradley

copyright: Archant 2014

City Hall remains in Labour’s control after a Norwich City Council election count which ended with the status quo.

City Hall remains in Labour’s control after a Norwich City Council election count which ended with the status quo.

Fourteen seats were up for grabs, but not one of them changed political hue.

Labour held eight seats, the Greens defended their five, while the Liberal Democrats saw off the threat from the Conservatives in Eaton

The count was completed just after 5pm. It means the political make up of the council is Labour 21, Greens 15 and Liberal Democrats 3.

The first result was declared about 3.45pm.

Turnout across Norwich was 38.1pc, almost 12pc higher than the last time Norwich elections were fought in 2012.

Bowthorpe Labour HOLD

Rod Beale (Lib Dem) 153

Jean Bishop (Green) 613

Sue Sands (Lab) 1,314

Paul Wells (Con) 663

Turnout 31.9%

Majority 651

Catton Grove Labour HOLD

Evelyn Collishaw (Con) 592

Michelle Ho (UKIP) 664

Tony Park (Green) 339

Michael Stonard (Lab and Co-op) 1,026

Leigh Tooke (Lib Dem) 107

Turnout 33.3%

Majority 362

Crome Labour HOLD

Natasha Allen (Con) 418

Julian Bell (Left Unity) 44

Judith Ford (Green) 257

Marion Maxwell (Labour and Co-op) 1,071

Chris Thomas (Lib Dem) 86

Ann Williams (UKIP) 697

Turnout 35

Majority 374

Eaton Lib Dem HOLD

Chris Elderton (Lab) 711

Antony Little (Con) 1,176

Jane Saunders (Green) 598

James Wright (Lib Dem) 1,444

Turnout 53.3%

Majority 268

Lakenham Labour HOLD

Steve Emmens (UKIP) 595

David Fairbairn (Lib Dem) 584

Jonathan Gillespie (Con) 236

Chris Herries (Lab and Co-op) 971

Laura Middleton (Green) 415

Turnout 38.4%

Majority 376

Mancroft Green HOLD

Caroline Aliwell (Lib Dem) 223

Stephanie Friend (Lab) 990

Simeon Jackson (Green) 1,368

Stefano Pollard (Con) 429

Turnout 36.1%

Majority 378

Mile Cross Labour HOLD

Steven Bradley (UKIP) 568

Richard Edwards (Green) 481

Jessica Lancod-Frost (Con) 292

Michael Sutton-Croft (Lib Dem) 112

Charmain Woolard (Lab) 986

Turnout 30.6%

Majority 418

Nelson Green HOLD

Robert Hansard (Con) 274

Beth Jones (Lab and Co-op) 1137

Tim Jones (Green) 1912

Ryan Mercer (Lib Dem) 287

Turnout 49.6%

Majority 775

Sewell Labour HOLD

Daniel Elmer (Con ) 343

Karen Michael (Left Unity) 52

Samuel Neal (Lib Dem) 121

Matthew Packer (Lab) 983

Glenn Tingle (UKIP) 446

Matthew Townsend (Green) 712

Turnout 33.7%

Majority 271

Thorpe Hamlet Green HOLD

Eamonn Burgess (Lab) 968

Michael Gillespie (Con) 645

Lesley Grahame (Green) 1,378

Simon Nobbs (Lib Dem) 278

Turnout 35.7%

Majority 410

Town Close Green HOLD

Steffan Aquarone (Lib Dem) 242

Barry Cochrane (Con) 718

Ash Haynes (Green) 1632

Jamal Sealey (Lab and Co-op) 1289

Turnout 44.9%

Majority 343

University Labour HOLD

Bert Bremner (Lab) 1,386

Tom Crisp (Lib Dem) 179

Phillip Di Palma (Green) 787

Joe Ferris (Con) 324

Philip Jimenez (Lib Dem) 167

Spinoza Pitman (Green) 635

Roger Ryan (Lab) 1,016

Hannah Wiltshire (Con) 296



Wensum Greens HOLD

Sandra Bogelein (Green) 1407

Martin Peek (Lab) 1015

Helen Whitworth (Lib Dem) 123

James Wight (Con) 372

Turnout 35.4%

Majority 357

Results will be updated live as they happen.


  • Hardly worth holding this election. Same old, same old. And when are the Tories going to give up entering a couple of superannuated old bruisers and a clutch of university students into the race? Doesn't work. Never has worked, never will work. Congrats to everyone else.

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    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Am I the only one to find Archant's presentation of the results over wordy and lacking simplicity. Especially as according to Archant each party in the University Ward had two candidates standing. A lesson in the presentation of data would not go amiss.

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    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • The only positive note is that Norwich remains a tory-free zone, just a few of their Quislings remain to be removed....... Labour, sadly, has long since stopped talking to the WWC in their rush to be intensely relaxed about the filthy rich :(

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    marty r

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • So while some celebrate and others lament, the stark truth is that 61.9 % couldn't give a monkeys, there has got to be something wrong somewhere, hasn't there?

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    John L Norton

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Same S*** different YEAR !!!

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    che bramley

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Green voters fay lifestyle ,Peter Watson comments give me,strength.I swear to you some people work rarely hard every week and try to bring up their families in an aspirational way.Not this unsophisticated selfie tosh..

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    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • This bodes for a very exciting GE2015 contest in both Norwich seats.Let the best woman or man win.

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    Peter Watson

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Oh look - *no* UKRAP in sight. That's really very, very funny!

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    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Thanks, Evening News, for making the results so clear and easy to read (not). A map, a table, or even just some bold headings would really help!

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    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Ah, so Brenda Arthur gets to contiune to do the bidding of the Norwich Business improvement district, which she is on the board of.Last time it was arresting beggers for christmas lights money. And the corruption at city hall continues.

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    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Ahhh was Eamonn Burgess one of those responsible for creating the Night Time Economy Zone Disaster Area? Also known as the Prince of Wales Road Death and Destruction Zone. Interesting to get the names of those who created it. Anyone know?

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    Resident Smith

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Labour held on to the seven wards the party holds. Likewise the Greens with five. Lib Dems holding Eaton at the expense of the Conservatives. No change at all.

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    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Thank God Eamonn Burgess didn't get in in Thorpe Hamlet. I would have been embarrassed to say I live here.

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    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • any news on catton grove ward results?

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    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Well done to Lesley Grahame of the Greens. Well deserved! The Greens were the only ones that had the guts to canvass the Night Time Economy Zone residents, possibly because they have at least been trying to help residents and not abandon them like LabCon etc. Note to the opposition - Yes local issues do count!

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    Resident Smith

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Cromer ward??

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    Only Me

    Friday, May 23, 2014

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