Norwich City Council elections

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One third of Norwich District Council in Norfolk, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 39 councillors have been elected from 13 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - 2002
Liberal Democrats 2002 - 2004
No overall control 2004 - 2012
Labour 2012 - present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Lakenham By-Election 3 October 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 956 52.7
Liberal Democrat 637 35.1
Conservative 220 12.1
Majority 319 17.6
Turnout 1,813 32.6
Labour hold Swing
Henderson By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 2,088 56.0 -8.1
Liberal Democrat 1,226 32.9 +15.9
Green 413 11.0 +1.1
Majority 862 13.1
Turnout 3,727
Labour hold Swing
Thorpe Hamlet By-Election 9 April 2001 (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat 755
Liberal Democrat 738
Labour 431
Labour 407
Conservative 144
Conservative 142
Green 81
Green 74
Turnout 2,772 22.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Mile Cross By-Election 27 July 2006[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Carl Mayhew 789 46.1 +11.7
Labour Barbara James 702 41.0 -0.7
Green Susan Curran 115 6.7 -5.6
Conservative David Mackie 106 6.2 -5.4
Majority 87 5.1
Turnout 1,712 24.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Bowthorpe By-Election 12 March 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Wiltshire 915 35.8 -10.2
Labour Jo Storie 761 29.8 -5.7
Liberal Democrat Dave Thomas 686 26.8 +19.8
Green Christine Way 193 7.6 -3.9
Majority 154 6.0
Turnout 2,555 31.0
Conservative hold Swing
Crome By-Election 19 December 2012[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Marion Frances Maxwell 884 59.3 -2.5
Conservative Evelyn Jean Collishaw 259 17.4 -1.5
UKIP Glenn Stuart Tingle 232 15.6 +15.6
Green Judith Ford 73 4.9 -8.4
Liberal Democrat Michael Anthony Sutton-Croft 42 2.8 -3.3
Majority 625
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Nelson By-Election 19 December 2012[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Andrew Boswell 1,121 56.0 -3.5
Labour Layla Dickerson 599 29.9 +4.7
Liberal Democrat Helen Anne Whitworth 174 8.7 +2.4
Conservative Alexandra Rhiannon Davies 108 5.4 -3.6
Majority 522
Turnout
Green hold Swing

The political make up of the council, following the by-elections held on 19 December 2012, was:
Labour 21 seats, Green 15, Liberal Democrat 3, Conservative 0.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How the council works". Norwich City Council. Archived from the original on April 26, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Norwich". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  3. ^ The City of Norwich (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1977
  4. ^ "Norwich council". * BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  5. ^ legislation.gov.uk - The City of Norwich (Electoral Changes) Order 2002. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  6. ^ "September by-elections for Exeter and Norwich". BBC. Retrieved 3 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Lib Dems celebrate by-election win". Eastern Daily Press. 2006-07-27. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  8. ^ "Bowthorpe ward by-election results". Norwich City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  9. ^ a b "By-elections results December 2012". Norwich City Council. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 

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