Local Elections 2018 in the Anglia region

There were local elections for more than 400 councillors on 22 councils in the Anglia region on Thursday 3 May 2018.

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UKIP almost wiped out in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth council remains with a Conservative majority following the local elections. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Great Yarmouth was once a major stronghold for UKIP but no longer. The party is reduced to a single councillor following losses in the local elections and a mass defection to Conservatives in October 2017.

In the local election in 2014, UKIP had taken 41% of the vote. One EU Referendum later the local election in May 2018 saw the party take less than 5% of the votes.

The Conservatives increased their majority while it was Labour that made the most gains in the town that has the Conservative Party Chairman, Brandon Lewis as its MP.

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