1993 Norfolk County Council election
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All 84 council division seats
43 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Last election 47 seats, 42.7% 28 seats, 34.4% 9 seats, 17.7%
Seats won 34 32 16
Seat change Decrease13 Increase4 Increase7
Popular vote 83,645 84,398 60,416
Percentage 35.8% 36.2% 25.9%
Swing Decrease6.9% Increase1.8% Increase8.2%

Party before election

Conservative Party (UK)

Elected Party

No Overall Control

The Norfolk County Council election took place on 7 May 1993, coinciding with local elections for county councils in England.

The Conservatives lost control of the County Council for the first time since it was formed in the 19th century, amid dire results for the party nationally.[1]

The Council shifted to No Overall Control with the Conservatives winning 34 seats, 13 less than the previous election, their share of the vote decreasing by 6.9%. Labour came second winning 32 seats up 4 on last time with their share of the vote increasing 1.8%. The Liberal Democrats made the biggest gains winning 7 seats and increasing their share of the vote by 8.2%. 2 independents were also elected.

Summary of results

Norfolk County Council election results 1993[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 32 +4 38.1 36.2 84,398 +1.8
  Conservative 34 -13 40.5 35.8 83,645 -6.9
  Liberal Democrats 16 +7 19.0 25.9 60,416 +8.2
  Independent 2 +2 2.4 1.3 3,031 +0.3
  Green 0 ±0 0.8 1,964 -3.3
Total 84

References

  1. ^ a b Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael (1993). "Local Elections Handbook 1993" (PDF). electionscentre.co.uk. ISBN 978-0-948858-16-1. Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 June 2016.