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Norwich City Council election, 2008

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The 2008 Norwich City Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Norwich City Council in England. One third of seats were up for election.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

Norwich City Council election, 2008
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13 of 39 seats (One Third) to Norwich City Council
20 seats needed for a majority

  First party Second party
  Blank Blank
Party Labour Green
Seats before 15 10
Seats won 4 5
Seats after 15 13
Seat change Steady Increase3
Popular vote 8,738 10,140
Percentage 24.9% 28.9%
Swing Decrease2.2% Increase11.6%

  Third party Fourth party
  Blank Blank
Party Liberal Democrat Conservative
Seats before 11 3
Seats won 2 2
Seats after 6 5
Seat change Decrease5 Increase2
Popular vote 7,509 8,076
Percentage 21.4% 23.0%
Swing Decrease11.0% Increase5.2%

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Map showing the 2008 local election results in Norwich.

Council control before election

No Overall Control

Council control after election

No Overall Control

The Green Party won the most votes across Norwich for the first time, and won a plurality of the seats up for election. This marked the first time that the Greens had won a plurality of the votes and seats in a local authority election. It is also, to date, the last time that the Greens won the most seats or votes in a Norwich City Council election.

However, as only 13 of 39 council seats were up for election, Labour remained the largest party.

The 2008 election is, to date, the last election to see any member of the Conservative Party elected to Norwich City Council.

All changes in vote share are calculated with reference to the 2004 election, the last time these seats were contested.

Contents

Election resultEdit

Norwich Council Election Result 2008[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Green 5 3 0 +3 38.5 28.9 10,140 +11.6
  Labour 4 2 2 ±0 30.8 24.9 8,738 -2.2
  Conservative 2 2 0 +2 15.4 23.0 8,076 +5.2
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 5 –5 15.4 21.4 7,509 -11.0
  Norwich Over The Water 0 0 0 ±0 0.0 1.0 354 -0.5
  UKIP 0 0 0 ±0 0.0 0.7 240 n/a
Turnout 35.5 35,057

Changes in vote share are relative to the last time these seats were contested in 2004.

Council CompositionEdit

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

15 11 10 3
Labour Lib Dem Green Con

After the election, the composition of the council was:

15 13 6 5
Labour Green Lib Dem Con

Ward resultsEdit

Bowthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Niki George 1,268 46.0
Labour Brenda April Ferris 979 35.5
Green Jennifer Susan Toms 315 11.4
Liberal Democrat Haydn Perrett 195 7.1
Majority 289 10.5
Turnout 2,757 33.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Catton Grove
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Frederick Fisher 917 40.0
Labour Julie Westmacott 797 34.8
Green Colin Hynson 321 14.0
Liberal Democrat Gordon Dean 255 11.1
Majority 120 5.2
Turnout 2,290 29.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Crome
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Charles Bradford 954 41.9
Conservative Ernie Horth 704 30.9
Green Penelope Jane Edwards 348 15.3
Liberal Democrat Colin Douglas Penning 273 12.0
Majority 250 11.0
Turnout 2,279 31.8
Labour hold Swing
Eaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Judith Elizabeth Lubbock 1,950 46.7
Conservative Niall Baxter 1,523 36.5
Green Richard Andrew Bearman 375 9.0
Labour Philip Martin David Taylor 324 7.8
Majority 427 10.2
Turnout 4,172 57.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Lakenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Angus Fairbairn 1,197 41.8
Labour Bob Sanderson 833 29.1
Conservative Eileen Olive Wyatt 327 11.4
Green Martine Jane Beattie 268 9.4
UKIP Steve Emmens 240 8.4
Majority 364 12.7
Turnout 2,865 40.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Mancroft
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Adrian St. John Holmes 1,099 43.1
Labour David Fullman 598 23.5
Conservative Andrew Wiltshire 491 19.3
Liberal Democrat Simon Richard Nobbs 360 14.1
Majority 501 19.7
Turnout 2,548 34.0
Green gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Mile Cross
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Deborah Giwahi 778 39.2
Conservative Clive George Smith 443 22.3
Liberal Democrat Chris Thomas 439 22.1
Green Christine Patricia Way 325 16.4
Majority 335 16.9
Turnout 1,985 26.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Nelson
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Bob Gledhill 1,906 65.3
Labour Peter William Bartram 359 12.3
Liberal Democrat Gavin Andrew Holmes 356 12.2
Conservative Malcom Andrew Chamberlin 283 9.7
Majority 1,547 53.0
Turnout 2,919 39.7
Green hold Swing
Sewell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael John Banham 687 29.4
Green Penelope Mary Killingbeck 579 24.8
Conservative David John Mackie 425 18.2
Norwich Over The Water Paul Scruton 354 15.2
Liberal Democrat Ian Robert Williams 290 12.4
Majority 108 4.6
Turnout 2,335 31.1
Labour hold Swing
Thorpe Hamlet
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Peter Offord 1,360 46.1
Liberal Democrat Jacky Sutton 859 29.1
Conservative Matthew Simon Davison 425 14.4
Labour Eamonn Burgess 305 10.3
Majority 501 17.0
Turnout 2,949 37.0
Green gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Town Close
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Samir Abbas Jeraj 1,317 41.9
Liberal Democrat David John Munday 750 23.9
Conservative Tak-Man Li 591 18.8
Labour Andreas Kevin Paterson 483 15.4
Majority 567 18.1
Turnout 3,141 38.5
Green gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
University
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brenda Arthur 1,052 43.4
Green Armandine Jacqueline Blanche Stone 708 29.2
Conservative Paul Anthony George Wells 333 13.7
Liberal Democrat Andrew Norris Wright 332 13.7
Majority 344 14.2
Turnout 2,425 33.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Wensum
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Ruth Alexandra Makoff 1,219 50.6
Labour Stephanie Bridget Clark 589 24.5
Conservative Mike Gillespie 346 14.4
Liberal Democrat Brian Ralph Clark 253 10.5
Majority 630 26.2
Turnout 2,407 30.5
Green hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Results 2008 - Norwich". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 3 May 2016.