2016 Norwich City Council election
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13 of 39 seats (One Third) 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 22 14 3
Seats won 11 1 1
Seats after 26 10 3
Seat change Increase4 Decrease4 Steady
Popular vote 15,542 7,391 3,743
Percentage 44.3% 21.1% 10.7%
Swing Increase4.6% Decrease9.3% Decrease2.3%

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Map showing the 2016 local election results in Norwich.

Council control before election

Labour Party (UK)

Council control after election

Labour Party (UK)

The 2016 Norwich City Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Norwich City Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party increased their majority at the expense of the Green Party, capturing 4 previously Green-held seats; the Greens retained only Thorpe Hamlet ward, by a margin of 31 votes.[2]

The Labour Party achieved its best result in the city since 1998, winning 44% of the vote and 11 of 13 seats up for election, with the Greens dropping to their worst percentage result since 2005. UKIP achieved its best-ever result in the city, at 10.5%.

The scale of the Labour victory was reported to have surprised both Labour and the Green Party and was partly attributed to Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party bringing "some voters who had previously switched to the Greens back to Labour".[3]

All changes in vote share are calculated with reference to the 2012 election, the last time these seats were contested.

Overall result

Norwich City Council Election, 2016
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 4 0 +4 84.6 44.3 15,542 +4.6
  Green 1 0 4 -4 7.7 21.1 7,391 -9.3
  Conservative 0 13.4 4,709 -2.9
  Liberal Democrats 1 7.7 10.7 3,743 -2.3
  UKIP 0 10.5 3,697 +9.8
Total 13 Turnout 36.25 35,082

Changes in vote share are relative to the last time these seats were contested in 2012.

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

22 14 3
Labour Green Lib Dem

After the election, the composition of the council was:

26 10 3
Labour Green Lib Dem

Ward Results

Bowthorpe

Bowthorpe ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sally Ann Button 1,218 53.5 +1.2
Conservative James Edward Burgess 387 17.0 -8.2
UKIP Michelle Newton 371 16.3 ‘‘N/A’’
Green Helen Carter 213 9.4 -5.7
Liberal Democrats Yan Leon Malinowski 89 3.9 -1.1
Majority 831 36.5
Turnout 2,278 26.0
Labour hold Swing

Catton Grove

Catton Grove ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gail Paula Harris 1,150 47.4 +0.2
Conservative Daniel Edward Elmer 607 25.0 -7.0
UKIP Michelle Ho 372 15.3 ‘‘N/A’’
Green Tony Park 175 7.2 -7.9
Liberal Democrats Leigh Tooke 123 5.1 -0.6
Majority 543 22.4
Turnout 2.427
Labour hold Swing

Crome

Crome ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Charles Bradford 1,201 54.1 -7.7
UKIP Ann Williams 396 17.8 ‘‘N/A’’
Conservative Stephen Mark Barber 375 16.9 -2.0
Green Judith Marianne Ford 163 7.3 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Samuel Neal 85 3.8 -2.3
Majority 805 36.3
Turnout 2,220
Labour hold Swing

Eaton

Eaton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Judith Lubbock 1,956 53.7 +3.4
Conservative William Robb 725 19.9 -5.9
Labour Chris Elderton 689 18.9 +0.3
Green Jane Saunders 274 7.5 -2.8
UKIP Gordon Cullingworth 194 5.3 ‘‘N/A’’
Majority 1,231 33.8
Turnout 3,644
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Lakenham

Lakenham ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Manning 1,279 53.1 +7.5
UKIP Steve Emmens 393 16.3 +7.8
Green Christopher Hull 280 11.6 -2.7
Conservative Andrew Roy Wiltshire 234 9.7 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Emily Rachel Cutler 223 9.3 -16.8
Majority 886 36.8
Turnout 2,409
Labour hold Swing

Mancroft

Mancroft ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Fullman 1,232 43.8 +6.3
Green Amanda Chapman 877 31.2 -11.6
UKIP Michael Ball 287 10.2 ‘‘N/A’’
Conservative Joshua Waller 271 9.6 -1.9
Liberal Democrats Thomas Crisp 144 5.1 -3.1
Majority 355 12.6
Turnout 2,811
Labour gain from Green Swing

Mile Cross

Mile Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vivien Thomas 1,024 52.4 -2.4
UKIP David Rowell 338 17.3 ‘‘N/A’’
Green Lisa Jayne Shaw 264 13.5 -8.5
Conservative John Fisher 239 12.2 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Thomas Dymoke 89 4.6 -2.6
Majority 686 35.1
Turnout 1,954
Labour hold Swing

Nelson

Nelson ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugo Malik 1,718 50.6 +25.4
Green Roland Pascoe 1,217 35.8 -23.7
Liberal Democrats David Fairbairn 208 6.1 -0.2
Conservative Alexander Haines 176 5.2 -3.8
UKIP Steven Bradley 79 2.3 New
Majority 501 14.8
Turnout 3,398 43.93
Labour gain from Green Swing

Sewell

Sewell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ed Coleshill 1,257 52.5 +6.3
Green Gunnar Eigener 402 16.8 -15.8
Conservative Mary Chacksfield 321 13.4 -2.1
UKIP Glenn Tingle 254 10.6 New
Liberal Democrats Richard Smith 160 6.7 +1.0
Majority 855 35.7
Turnout 2,394
Labour hold Swing

Thorpe Hamlet

Thorpe Hamlet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Benjamin Price 1,123 36.3 -6.4
Labour Eamonn Burgess 1,092 35.3 +4.8
Conservative Michael Gillespie 458 14.8 -2.0
UKIP Nicholas Landsdell 230 7.4 ‘‘N/A’’
Liberal Democrats Melvyn Elias 188 6.1 -3.9
Majority 31 1.0
Turnout 3,091 33.3
Green hold Swing

Town Close

Town Close ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Karen Davis 1,420 38.9 +10.6
Green Paul Neale 1,233 33.7 -12.4
Conservative Jonathan Gillespie 509 13.9 -2.8
Liberal Democrats James Anthony 276 7.6 -1.2
UKIP Tania Emmens 215 5.9 ‘‘N/A’’
Majority 188 5.2
Turnout 3,652
Labour gain from Green Swing

University

University ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Beth Jones 1,152 58.8 +1.8
Green Phil Di Palma 315 16.1 -8.3
UKIP Drew Collins 189 9.6 ‘‘N/A’’
Conservative Henry Newton 179 9.1 -3.1
Liberal Democrats Adam Stokes 125 6.4 ±0.0
Majority 837 42.7
Turnout 1,960 28.9
Labour hold Swing

Wensum

Wensum ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Maguire 1,110 41.9 +3.6
Green Richard Edwards 855 32.3 -18.8
UKIP Paul Harley 379 14.3 ‘‘N/A’’
Conservative William Richardson 228 8.6 +1.4
Liberal Democrats Jack Spoor 77 2.9 -0.5
Majority 255 9.6
Turnout 2,649
Labour gain from Green Swing

References

  1. ^ "Guide to May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Local election results May 2016". Norwich City Council. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  3. ^ Grimmer, Annabelle Dickson And Dan (6 May 2016). "Torrid night for Greens in Norwich as Labour increase its hold on the city". Eastern Daily Press.