The Super Thursday Vote 2021: Local Election results in Norfolk

The local elections in Norfolk on Thursday 6 May involved the county council, Norwich City Council and the Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner.

The Conservatives have held onto Norfolk County Council, gaining four seats to bring their total to 58 seats.

The Green Party saw three new councillors elected whilst Labour, Liberal Democrats and Independents all saw losses.

One seat, Sewell, remains vacant and will be decided in a by-election on 17 June.

Local elections which usually take place every year in May but have stacked up because many have been postponed during the pandemic.

The interactive map shows the party winner in each Norfolk County Council electoral division

Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner

The Conservatives held on to the position of PCC, with Giles Orpen-Smellie elected to succeed Lorne Green.

Mr Orpen-Smellie, a former army officer, was elected after two rounds of counting. By the end of the count he had received 119,994 votes, with Labour's Michael Rosen in second with 69,552 votes.

Giles Orpen-Smellie was elected after the second round of voting, having failed to get over 50% of the vote in the first round

Norwich City Council

Despite losses elsewhere across the country, Labour maintained their dominance of Norwich City Council retaining an overall majority of 14.

Labour won eight of the thirteen seats up for election on Thursday with the Greens winning three seats and the Liberal Democrats one.

Labour have been in power at City Hall with a working majority since 2021.

One seat on the council remains vacant after election was postponed until June following the death of the Conservative candidate in Sewell ward, Eve Collishaw.

Current political composition of councillors on Norwich City Council - use the dropdown menu to select previous elections

Polling stations were open on Thursday with social distancing measures with the wearing of a face covering and voters asked to use their own pen or pencil.

Coronavirus safety measures are also affecting the counting of the votes, which usually takes place immediately after polling stations have closed and into the early hours of the following day.

This year the counts will take place over several days across the Anglia region and all the results won’t be known until the following Monday.

It wasn't all work and no play for the election volunteers. South Norfolk Council uploaded this video of the vote counters having a dance on Saturday morning:

More details of local elections elsewhere in the Anglia region

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