Conservatives keep control of South Norfolk Council after dominant election

South Norfolk Councillors for the Diss Ward. From left: Keith Kiddie, Graham Minshull and Tony Palmer at Diss Rail Station.

South Norfolk Councillors for the Diss Ward. From left: Keith Kiddie, Graham Minshull and Tony Palmer at Diss Rail Station.

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The Conservative Party has retained majority control of South Norfolk Council for another four years after dominating in the 2015 district election, with the Liberal Democrats remaining as the only opposition.

Tory representatives won 40 of the available 46 seats spread across 36 wards, a net gain of two from the last district election in 2011, while the Lib Dems filled the remaining six seats, following the declarations at the vote count in Long Stratton this afternoon.

Notable results include the Conservative 1-2-3 sweep in the Diss Ward, which saw Keith Kiddie, Graham Minshull and Tony Palmer elected, and the Conservative gain in the Forncett Ward, where Barry Duffin claimed the seat from Lib Dem representative Bob McClenning.

SELECT RESULTS:

Bressingham and Burston

Barry Stone (CON) - 863

Paul Chambers (UKIP) - 326

Jonathan Chambers - (LAB) - 286

David Renolds (GRN) - 212

Turnout: 73.23 per cent

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Bunwell

Charles Easton (CON) - 903

Nigel Crouch (LAB) - 362

Frederick Page (UKIP) - 225

Ian Spratt (LD) - 141

Turnout: 74.36 per cent

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Dickleburgh

Martin Wilby (CON) - 1043

Pamela Reekie (LAB) - 223

Samuel Morgan (GRN) - 156

Anne John (LD) - 100

Turnout: 69.03 per cent

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Diss

Keith Kiddie (CON) - 1806*

Graham Minshull (CON) - 1711*

Tony Palmer (CON) - 1692*

Christopher Davison (LAB) - 748

Trevor Clark (LAB) - 729

Antony Milton (GRN) - 646

Scott Huggins (LAB) - 638

Fiona Wenman (LD) - 570

David Traube (LD) - 426

Trevor Wenman (LD) - 402

Turnout: 61.50 per cent

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Forncett

Barry Duffin (CON) - 702

Bob McClenning (LD) - 555

Sharon Wentworth (UKIP) - 213

Maisie Bellingham (LAB) - 183

Turnout: 75.12 per cent

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Harleston

Brian Riches (CON) - 1501*

Jeremy Savage (CON) - 1106*

James Eddy (LAB) - 672

Susan Kuzmic (LD) - 509

David Reekie (LAB) - 380

Turnout: 65.28 per cent

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Hempnall

Alison Thomas (CON) - 1155

Janet King (LAB) - 376

Turnout: 72.92 per cent

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Newton Flotman

Philip Hardy (CON) - 722

Jacqueline Brown (LAB) - 316

Gillian Page (UKIP) - 254

Patricia McClenning (LD) - 188

Turnout: 68.89 per cent

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Roydon

David Goldson (CON) - 869

Elana Katz (LAB) - 283

Bodo Rissmann (LD) - 127

Turnout: 68.15 per cent

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Scole

Jennifer Wilby (CON) - 900

Andrew Driver (LAB) - 194

John Seddon (GRN) - 150

Brian Fookes (LD) - 110

Turnout: 70.02 per cent

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Stratton

Desmond Fulcher (CON) - 1341*

Kevin Worsley (CON) - 1023*

David Thornton (UKIP) - 750

Lesley Neave (LAB) - 529

Deborah Sacks (LAB) - 485

Shirley Hagger (LD) - 371

Linden Parker (GRN) - 343

Turnout: 45.18 per cent

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Tasburgh

Florence Ellis (CON) - 921

Michael Dawson (LAB) - 318

Roger Percival (LD) - 257

Turnout: 76.58 per cent