Norwich City Council election, 2012

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Norwich City Council election, 2012

2011 ←
3 May 2012 → 2014

15 of 39 seats to Norwich City Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Blank Blank
Party Labour Green
Seats won 8
(For a total of 21)
6
(For a total of 15)
Seat change Increase3 Steady
Popular vote 12,854 9,847
Percentage 39.7% 30.4%
Swing Increase 3.1% Increase 2.4%

  Third party Fourth party
  Blank Blank
Party Conservative Liberal Democrat
Seats won 0
(For a total of 0)
1
(For a total of 3)
Seat change Decrease2 Decrease1
Popular vote 5,285 4,215
Percentage 16.3% 13.0%
Swing Decrease 4.4% Increase 0.5%

Norwich wards 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2010.png

Map showing the 2012 local election results in Norwich.

Council control before election

No Overall Control

Council control after election

Labour Party (UK)

Elections to Norwich City Council took place on 3 May 2012, the same day as other United Kingdom local elections, 2012.[1] One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party gained control of the council from No Overall Control.

The Green Party held firm, while the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives suffered losses.

The Liberal Democrats lost their last seat in Lakenham to Labour, meaning that they now only held seats in the affluent Eaton ward. Former Liberal Democrat Group leader, Judith Lubbock held Eaton convincingly. The Conservatives were wiped off the Council following gains by Labour in Bowthorpe and Catton Grove. This was the first time since 2000 that the party had no representation at City Hall.

After the election, the composition of the council was as follows:

Election result[edit]

Norwich City Council Election, 2012[2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 8 3 0 +3 53.3 39.7 12,854 +3.1
  Green 6 40.0 30.3 9,847 +2.4
  Conservative 0 0 2 -2 16.3 5,285 -4.4
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 1 -1 6.7 13.0 4,215 +0.5
  UKIP 0 0.7 215 -1.5
Total 15 Turnout 31.7% 32,416

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