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
 
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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%

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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

Ward results

Bowthorpe

Bowthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sally Button 1,268 54.7 +8.9
Conservative Stuart Taylor 585 25.2 -9.7
Green Jean Bishop 350 15.1 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Haydn Perrett 117 5.0 -0.7
Majority 683 29.5 +18.6
Turnout 2,320 27.7 -8.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase9.3

Catton Grove

Catton Grove (2 seats due to by-election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gail Harris 1,036 47.2 +4.4
Labour Mike Stonard 978
Conservative Evelyn Collishaw 703 32.0 -1.2
Conservative Paul Holmes 629
Green Judith Ford 331 15.1 +4.9
Green Tony Park 312
Liberal Democrats Leigh Tooke 124 5.7 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Alexander Findlow 111
Turnout 28.1 -7.2
Labour gain from Conservative
Labour hold

Crome

Crome
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Bradford 1,272 61.8 +9.4
Conservative Jessica Lancod-Frost 388 18.9 -5.8
Green Christine Way 273 13.3 +3.6
Liberal Democrats James Cross 125 6.1 +0.7
Majority 884 42.9 +15.2
Turnout 2,058 28.8 -9.4
Labour hold Swing Increase7.6

Eaton

Eaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Judith Lubbock 1,820 47.6 +13.4
Conservative Antony Little 947 24.8 -6.4
Labour Geraldine Waring 677 17.7 -4.1
Green Susan Curran 379 9.9 -2.9
Majority 873 22.8 +19.8
Turnout 3,823 52.4 -6.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Increase9.9

Lakenham

Lakenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Manning 1,149 45.6 +4.0
Liberal Democrats David Fairbairn 658 26.1 +4.8
Green Nick Bishop 361 14.3 -4.2
UKIP Steve Emmens 215 8.5 +1.8
Conservative Mathew Morris 135 5.4 -6.4
Majority 491 19.5 -0.8
Turnout 2,518 35.1 -6.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing Decrease0.4

Mancroft

Mancroft
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Lucy Howard 1,077 42.8 +1.3
Labour Marion Maxwell 943 37.5 +4.1
Conservative Oliver Watson 288 11.5 -3.5
Liberal Democrats Simon Nobbs 207 8.2 -1.9
Majority 134 5.3 -2.8
Turnout 2,515 31.3 -9.7
Green hold Swing Decrease1.4

Mile Cross

Mile Cross
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Deborah Gihawi 1,019 54.8 +3.8
Green Richard Edwards 409 22.0 +7.8
Conservative Oscar Pinnington 267 16.0 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Ian Williams 134 7.2 -4.8
Majority 610 32.8 +0.3
Turnout 1,829 24.2 -7.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.0

Nelson

Nelson
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green David Rogers 1,644 59.5 +4.7
Labour Stuart Goodman 697 25.2 -1.0
Conservative Alexandra Davies 249 9.0 -2.3
Liberal Democrats Katie Atkins 173 6.3 -1.4
Majority 947 34.3 +5.7
Turnout 2,763 36.8 -12.7
Green hold Swing Increase2.9

Sewell

Sewell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Barker 990 46.2 +5.0
Green Howard Jago 700 32.6 +7.6
Conservative Anthony Barton 332 15.5 -4.4
Liberal Democrats Chris Thomas 123 5.7 -2.7
Majority 290 13.6 -2.6
Turnout 2,145 28.0 -10.2
Labour hold Swing Decrease1.3

Thorpe Hamlet

Thorpe Hamlet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Ben Price 1,111 42.7 +3.4
Labour Tony Waring 793 30.5 +6.6
Conservative Stefan Rose 437 16.8 -5.2
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Hooke 260 10.0 -4.7
Majority 318 12.2 -3.2
Turnout 2,601 30.2 -7.7
Green hold Swing Decrease1.6

Town Close

Town Close
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Paul Neale 1,333 46.2 +2.0
Labour John Sailing 818 28.3 +3.5
Conservative Guy Owen 481 16.7 -2.4
Liberal Democrats Mark Johnston 254 8.8 -2.8
Majority 515 17.9 -1.5
Turnout 2,886 33.9 -12.5
Green hold Swing Decrease0.8

University

University
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brenda Arthur 1,153 57.0 -0.2
Green Robert Laird 493 24.4 +4.7
Conservative Thomas Cannon 246 12.2 -1.4
Liberal Democrats Andrew Wright 129 6.4 -3.0
Majority 660 32.6 -5.0
Turnout 2,021 26.5 -4.8
Labour hold Swing Decrease2.5

Wensum

Wensum (2 seats due to by-election)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Neil Blunt 1,386 51.1 +7.4
Green Caroline Brimblecombe 1,276
Labour Vaughan Thomas 1,039 38.3 -0.1
Labour Samuel Earl 1,012
Conservative Hannah Gascoigne 196 7.2 -5.1
Conservative Simon Harrison 189
Liberal Democrats Jess Hallybone 91 3.4 -2.2
Liberal Democrats Helen Whitworth 78
Turnout 33.2 -7.1
Green hold
Green hold

References

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. 24 April 2012. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2012 - Norwich". www.andrewteale.me.uk.