2011 Norwich City Council election

2011 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
  Blank Blank
Party Labour Green
Seats before 16 14
Seats won 7 5
Seats after 18 15
Seat change Increase2 Increase1
Popular vote 14,990 11,388
Percentage 36.8% 28.0%
Swing Increase7.9% Increase1.2%

  Third party Fourth party
  Blank Blank
Party Liberal Democrat Conservative
Seats before 5 4
Seats won 1 0
Seats after 4 2
Seat change Decrease1 Decrease2
Popular vote 5,101 8,345
Percentage 12.5% 20.5%
Swing Decrease10.6% Increase0.2%

Norwich wards 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2010.png
Map showing the 2011 local election results in Norwich.

Council control before election

No Overall Control

Council control after election

No Overall Control

The 2011 Norwich City Council election took place on 5 May 2011 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 and the nationwide referendum on the Alternative Vote.

All changes in vote share are calculated with reference to the 2007 election, the last time these seats were contested.

Summary

Labour gained Bowthorpe and Catton Grove from the Conservatives, while the Greens seized Thorpe Hamlet from the Liberal Democrats.

  • Labour performed best against the Conservatives in their target seats, although they fell short in Wensum and Mancroft as the Green Party's support held up well. The one Green Party gain came in Thorpe Hamlets against the Liberal Democrats, where their triumph meant all three of the ward's seats were now held by them.
  • Despite their vote increasing on the previous elections in September 2010, the Conservatives still lost the only two seats they were defending. Disappointing for them, their support rose in all but one of the seats they did not hold previously, while their support fell in the seats they were defending, Bowthorpe and Catton Grove.
  • As in the previous election, the Liberal Democrats were relegated to Eaton, while their support across the rest of the city fell sharply.

In the affluent south west of the city, the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats had fought very hard to win Eaton following the decision of sitting Liberal Democrat Councillor, Ros Wright (wife of Norwich South MP Simon Wright), to stand down. The Liberal Democrats held on with Caroline Ackroyd securing a majority of 129, although there was a 4.9% swing to the Conservative candidate Chris Groves. Turnout was once again the highest in the city at 58.6%.

After the election, the new makeup of the City Council was:

Turnout across the city was 40.2%, with the AV Referendum being seen as partly responsible for the marked rise.

Election result

Norwich City Council Election, 2011[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 2 0 +2 53.8 36.8 14,990 +7.9
  Green 5 1 0 +1 38.5 28.0 11,388 +1.2
  Conservative 0 0 2 -2 0.0 20.5 8,345 +0.2
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 1 -1 7.7 12.5 5,101 -10.6
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.2 904 +1.3

Changes in vote share are relative to the last time these seats were contested in 2007.

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

16 14 5 4
Labour Green Lib Dem Con

After the election, the composition of the council was:

18 15 4 2
Labour Green Lib Dem Con

Ward results

Bowthorpe

Bowthorpe
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike Sands 1,381 45.8 +8.1
Conservative Andrew Wiltshire 1,053 34.9 -3.2
Green Jean Kathleen Bishop 406 13.5 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Haydn Perrett 173 5.7 -5.3
Majority 328 10.9
Turnout 3,013 35.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.7

Catton Grove

Catton Grove
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Kendrick 1,152 42.8 +6.1
Conservative Evelyn Jean Collishaw 922 33.2 -8.8
Green Lee Claire Cozens 284 10.2 -2.9
UKIP Paul Williams 221 8.0 n/a
Liberal Democrat Chris Thomas 196 6.9 -1.2
Majority 230 9.6
Turnout 2775 35.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Crome

Crome
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Henry Waters 1450 52.4 +8.0
Conservative Christopher John Baxter 684 24.7 -2.7
Green Christine Patricia Way 267 9.7 -2.4
UKIP Wendy Jane Atkinson 217 7.8 n/a
Liberal Democrat Alexander Lofgren Findlow 148 5.4 -10.7
Majority 766 27.7
Turnout 2766 38.2
Labour hold Swing

Eaton

Eaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Caroline Sarah Ackroyd 1,467 34.2 -6.5
Conservative Chris Groves 1,338 31.2 -1.8
Labour Verity Jane Sinclair 937 21.8 +10.0
Green Jeremy Bartlett 549 12.8 +1.3
Majority 129 3.0
Turnout 4,291 58.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Lakenham

Lakenham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Keith Malcolm Driver 1,244 41.6 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Helen Anne Whitworth 637 21.3 -14.9
Green Penny Edwards 554 18.5 +8.5
Conservative Mathew John Morris 243 11.8 +1.9
UKIP Steve Emmens 201 6.7 +2.3
Majority 607 20.3
Turnout 2,989 41.6
Labour hold Swing

Mancroft

Mancroft
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Amy Grace Stammers 1,355 41.5 +1.9
Labour Co-op Marion Frances Maxwell 1,092 33.4 +6.9
Conservative Stefan Richard Rose 491 15.0 -0.3
Liberal Democrat Simon Richard Nobbs 330 10.1 -8.4
Majority 263 8.1 +1.6
Turnout 3,268 41.0
Green hold Swing

Miles Cross

Mile Cross
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ralph Edward Gayton 1,227 51.0 +7.4
Conservative Oscar Pinnington 445 18.5 +5.4
Green Ben Francis Duffy 343 14.2 +1.4
Liberal Democrat Carl Edward Mayhew 288 12.0 -18.4
UKIP Richard Crooks 105 4.4 n/a
Majority 782 32.5
Turnout 2,408 32.0
Labour hold Swing

Nelson

Nelson
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Denise Eileen Carlo 2,059 54.8 -6.8
Labour Marian Chapman 986 26.2 +13.3
Conservative Hannah Charley Feiner 425 11.3 +2.5
Liberal Democrat Kate Hannah Atkins 288 7.7 -9.1
Majority 1,073 28.6
Turnout 3,758 49.5
Green hold Swing

Sewell

Sewell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Julie Dawn Brociek-Coulton 1,187 41.2 +2.2
Green Megan Susannah Lewis 720 25.0 +1.0
Conservative Tony Barton 573 19.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrat Ian Robert Williams 243 8.4 -9.5
UKIP Glenn Stuart Tingle 160 5.5 n/a
Majority 467 16.2
Turnout 2,883 38.2
Labour hold Swing

Thorpe Hamlet

Thorpe Hamlet
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Jo Henderson 1,238 39.3 +4.8
Labour Co-op Michael John Stonard 753 23.9 +8.4
Conservative William Samuel de Spretter 694 22.0 +6.5
Liberal Democrat Jeremy Nigel Hooke 464 14.7 -19.8
Majority 585 15.4
Turnout 3,149 37.9
Green gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Town Close

Town Close
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Stephen Ralph Little 1763 44.2 -0.1
Labour Co-op Chris Ovel 991 24.8 +9.9
Conservative Christopher David Benjamin 762 19.1 +0.5
Liberal Democrat Mark Johnston 464 11.6 -10.5
Majority 772 19.4
Turnout 3980 46.4
Green hold Swing

University

University
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Sarah Grenville 1,382 57.3 +7.1
Green Robbie Laird 475 19.7 +3.7
Conservative Tom Cannon 328 13.6 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Andrew Norris Wright 228 9.4 -11.1
Majority 907 37.6
Turnout 2,413 31.3
Labour hold Swing

Wensum

Wensum
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Green Lucy Frances Galvin 1,375 43.7 -5.4
Labour Co-op Thomas Vaughan 1,208 38.4 +13.7
Conservative Stephen Michael Karanicholas 387 12.3 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Kathy Riviere 175 5.6 -9.4
Majority 167 5.3
Turnout 3,145 40.3
Green hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "Local Election Results 2011 - Norwich". Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 3 May 2016.

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