2015 Norwich City Council election
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15 of 39 seats to Norwich City Council
20 seats needed for a majority
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Party Labour Green Liberal Democrats
Seats before 21 15 3
Seats won 10 4 1
Seats after 22 14 3
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 22,755 16,106 6,932
Percentage 34.9% 24.7% 10.9%
Swing Decrease1.7% Decrease3.3% Decrease1.6%

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Map showing the 2015 local election results in Norwich.

Council control before election

Labour Party (UK)

Council control after election

Labour Party (UK)

The 2015 Norwich City Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect approximately one third of the members of Norwich City Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections and the UK general election. Thirteen seats were due to be contested, with a further two seats up for election where casual vacancies had arisen. Labour won ten of the available seats, the Green Party won four, and the Liberal Democrats one. The Conservatives gained their highest ever vote in many city wards including Town Close and Thorpe Hamlet, and across Norwich came within almost 2000 votes of the Green Party, however failed to gain any seats. Just one seat changed hands - Wensum - which Labour gained from the Greens. Labour retained overall control of the council with 22 seats out of 39, the Greens continue to form the main opposition with 14 seats, and the Liberal Democrats have 3.[2]

All changes in vote share are calculated with reference to the 2011 election, the last time these seats were contested.

Overall result

Norwich City Council Election, 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 1 0 +1 66.7 34.9 22,755 -1.7
  Green 4 0 1 -1 26.7 24.7 16,302 -3.3
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 21.3 13,933 +0.6
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 6.7 10.6 6,932 -1.6
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 8.1 5,304 +5.9
  Left Unity 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 37 N/A
Total 15 Turnout 62.0 65,263

Changes in vote share are relative to the last time these seats were contested in 2011.

Ward Results

Below are the ward results for Norwich's 13 wards. All the ward are elected one councillor apart from Sewell and Mile Cross ward, who both elected two councillors. Changes in vote share shown are changes from the result for these seats in the 2011 City Council election.

Bowthorpe

Bowthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Sands 1,955 40.0 -5.8
Conservative Daniel Elmer 1,087 22.2 -12.7
UKIP Eric Masters 743 15.2 n/a
Green Jean Bishop 710 14.5 +1.0
Liberal Democrats Thomas Johnston 395 8.1 +2.4
Majority 868 17.8
Turnout 4,890 55.8
Labour hold Swing

Catton Grove

Catton Grove ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Kendrick 1,702 36.5 -5.0
Conservative Will Holmes 1,411 30.3 -2.0
UKIP Michelle Ho 799 17.1 +9.1
Green Tony Park 483 10.4 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Leigh Tooke 269 5.8 -1.3
Majority 291 6.2
Turnout 4,464 56.9
Labour hold Swing

Crome

Crome ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Walters 1,821 42.3 -10.1
Conservative David Mackie 1,132 26.3 +1.6
UKIP Ann Williams 793 18.4 +10.6
Green Judith Ford 350 8.1 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Chris Thomas 175 4.1 -1.3
Left Unity Anthony Sweeney 37 0.9 n/a
Majority 689 16.0
Turnout 4,308 59.0
Labour hold Swing

Eaton

Eaton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Caroline Ackroyd 2,176 37.1 +2.9
Conservative William Robb 1,598 27.2 -4.0
Labour Chris Elderton 1,226 20.9 -0.9
Green Jane Saunders 869 14.8 +2.0
Majority 578 9.9
Turnout 5,866 77.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Lakenham

Lakenham ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Driver 1,700 37.8 +3.8
UKIP Steve Emmens 733 16.3 +9.6
Green Laura Middleton 718 16.0 -2.5
Liberal Democrats David Fairbairn 674 15.0 -6.3
Conservative Hannah Felton 669 14.9 +3.1
Majority 967 21.5
Turnout 4,494 62.5
Labour hold Swing

Mancroft

Mancroft ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Martin Schmierer 1,805 37.0 -4.5
Labour Beth Jones 1,730 35.4 +2.0
Conservative Barry Cochrane 961 19.7 +4.7
Liberal Democrats Melvyn Elias 386 7.9 -2.2
Majority 75 1.6
Turnout 4,882 58.3
Green hold Swing

Mile Cross

Mile Cross ward elected two seats in this election, with each voter casting up to two votes under the plurality-at-large voting system.

Mile Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vaughan Thomas 1,675 36.6 -14.4
Labour Vivien Thomas 1,410
Conservative Mary Chacksfield 921 20.1 +1.6
UKIP Steven Bradley 905 19.8 +15.4
Green Richard Edwards 802 17.5 +3.3
Conservative Paul Holmes 653
Green Gunnar Eigener 605
Liberal Democrats Sarah Cunningham 272 5.9 -6.1
Liberal Democrats Michael Sutton-Croft 204
Majority 754
Majority 489
Turnout 7,955 53.1
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Nelson

Nelson ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Denise Carlo 2,750 50.2 -4.7
Labour Hugo Malik 1,685 30.7 +4.5
Conservative James Wight 656 12.0 +0.7
Liberal Democrats Yan Malinowski 393 7.2 -0.5
Majority 1,065 19.5
Turnout 5,484 70.9
Green hold Swing

Sewell

Sewell ward elected two seats in this election, with each voter casting up to two votes under the plurality-at-large voting system.

Sewell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Brociek-Coulton 2,018 39.3 -1.9
Labour Ed Coleshill 1,454
Green Thomas Holloway 1,058 20.6 -4.4
Conservative Anthony Barton 1,046 20.4 +0.5
Conservative Evelyn Collishaw 1,031
Green Matthew Townsend 1,015
UKIP Glenn Tingle 628 12.2 +6.7
Liberal Democrats Thomas Crisp 383 7.5 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Neal Samuel 205
Majority 960
Majority 396
Turnout 4,852 61.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Thorpe Hamlet

Thorpe Hamlet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Jo Henderson 1,851 33.1 -7.9
Labour Eamonn Burgess 1,640 29.3 +6.1
Conservative Jonathan Gillespie 1,507 26.9 +5.5
Liberal Democrats Simon Nobbs 602 10.8 -3.5
Majority 211 3.8
Turnout 5,600 60.3
Green hold Swing

Town Close

Town Close ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green David Raby 2,205 35.7 -10.5
Labour Jamal Sealey 1,864 30.2 +6.2
Conservative Antony Little 1,435 23.2 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Kirsty Webber-Walton 671 10.9 -0.5
Majority 341 5.5
Turnout 6,175 67.3
Green hold Swing

University

University ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roger Ryan 2,068 48.5 -8.8
Green Spinoza Pitman 1,130 26.5 +6.8
Conservative Jessica Lancod-Frost 758 17.8 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Peter Callf 304 7.1 -2.3
Majority 938 22.0
Turnout 4,260 62.9
Labour hold Swing

Wensum

Wensum ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Peek 1,671 34.0 -4.4
Green Ben Walker 1,555 31.7 -12.0
Conservative Michael Lach 752 15.3 +3.0
UKIP Dave King 703 14.3 n/a
Liberal Democrats John Beale 232 4.7 -0.9
Majority 116 2.3
Turnout 4,913 56.7
Labour gain from Green Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Local election results May 2015". Norwich City Council. Archived from the original on 12 May 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2015.