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2012 Norwich City Council election

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2012 Norwich City Council election
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15 of 39 seats to Norwich City Council
20 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Green Liberal Democrats
Seats before 18 15 4
Seats won 8 6 1
Seats after 21 15 3
Seat change Increase3 Steady Decrease1
Popular vote 12,854 9,847 4,215
Percentage 39.7% 30.4% 13.0%
Swing Increase14.8% Increase1.4% Decrease6.7%

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 2012 United Kingdom local elections.[1] Fifteen out of thirty-nine council seats were 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.

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

All changes in vote share are calculated with reference to the 2008 election, the last time these seats were contested.

Election result

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 +14.8
  Green 6 40.0 30.3 9,847 +1.4
  Conservative 0 0 2 -2 16.3 5,285 -6.7
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 1 -1 6.7 13.0 4,215 -8.4
  UKIP 0 0.7 215 ±0.0
Total 15 Turnout 31.7% 32,416

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

18 15 4 2
Labour Green Lib Dem Con

After the election, the composition of the council was:

21 15 3
Labour Green Lib Dem

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ http://www.andrewteale.me.uk/leap/results/2012/279/
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