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Great Yarmouth Borough Council results: No overall control as both Labour and Conservative lose five seats to UKIP

15:01 23 May 2014

Great Yarmouth Borough Council Elections 2014.
 
UKIP celebrating.

 Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth Borough Council Elections 2014. UKIP celebrating. Picture: James Bass

The results are in for the Great Yarmouth Borough Council election with both Labour and Conservative each losing five seats to UKIP resulting in no overall control of the council.

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The make-up of Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s 39 seats is now Labour 15, Conservative 14, UKIP 10.

Overall turnout was 37pc compared to 27.9pc in 2012.

The highest turnout was in East Flegg with 44pc, the lowest in Nelson at 29pc.

• Bradwell North: Conservative Graham Plant with 749 votes.

• Bradwell South & Hopton: UKIP Carl Annison with 948 votes.

• Caister North: UKIP Jack Cutting with 577.

• Caister South: UKIP Tom Andrews with 615 votes.

• Central & Northgate: UKIP Malcolm Bird with 858 votes.

• Claydon: UKIP Tabitha Rodwell with 767 votes.

• East Flegg: Conservative Shirley Weymouth with 728 votes.

• Gorleston: UKIP newcomer Kay Grey, with 587 votes, has beaten mayor John Burroughs (Conservative) and former Labour MP Tony Wright.

• Lothingland: UKIP Adrian Myers with 674 votes.

• Magdalen: Current leader Trevor Wainwright (Labour) keeps his seat with 844 votes.

• Nelson: UKIP Kathryn Stenhouse with 694 votes.

• Southtown & Cobholm: UKIP Robert Connell with 526 votes.

• Yarmouth North: UKIP Rachel Jones with 589 votes.

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37 comments

  • It may be a good thing to be tied up with Holland. The Dutch are good business people and hard workers..most comments on here appear to be Labour sour grapes. People voted UKIP only because they are fed up with lying, expense fiddling main party politicians!

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    Mike Smith

    Monday, May 26, 2014

  • Thanks Wallywalnut.....know London really well...m-in-law lives there so visit often. Truth is there is nothing to fear UKIP love to stoke up fear and resentment and blame everyone except themselves instead of facing up to the real honest issues.....bit like Germany in the 1930s!!!

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    Sportswagon

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • In only three cases did Labour increase its vote over last time out. Trevor Wainwright and Tony Wright increased vote, but they have extended personal followings. In Southtown and Cobholm Chrissy Stewart fought the most political and most old-style campaign, losing to Ukip by just 50 votes but at the same time increasing the Labour vote, which was a real achievement in these circumstances.

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    Henry the cat

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • If Sportswagon was to visit (areas of) London he would see immediately why UKIP makes no progress there and it's nothing at all to do with his (wrongly) observed ignorance and fear of GY people. And Fatboy 16 - don't hold your breath - no one's going to pay you for your vote!

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    wallywalnut

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

  • Sorry re spelling, but pc not reacting fairly

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    Michael Watts

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • I need people to back me, to be an indepentant LABOUR Candidate for Great Yarmouth. I opposeb tob Tories and their evil beedroom tax, and many other attacks on working people. Join me now. I will be your M.P. but wil care for each and everyone

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    Michael Watts

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Im appalled with Labour, I may stand in the General Election as Independant Labour. Tony Wright was a good M.P. for us.

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    Michael Watts

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • My nane is Michael Watts, I was a Labour Councillor for Great Yarmouth from 1979. It is my view that Labour has lost touch. I believe I was a good Councillor, I didnt claim allowances. I believe my party has betrayed working people. How is it Councillors have directorships, its a disgrace. Come on labour, speak for the people again. No rewards, care for people, and if you care, do it for nothiing. We dont need UKIP, wot we need is true Labour

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    Michael Watts

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • This Country needs radical change. The existing mainstream parties mediocre performance in recent years have almost wiped us out. Their tit for tat antics and childish displays in the house have been pathetic at times and their ill conceived policies ineffective and doomed to fail. It is good to see people have at last got the message and are looking at alternatives.

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    Grey Fox

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • What a joke and how it must portray the ignorance and fear of SOME GY people.....look at the results in London and you'll see what I mean. UKIP are nasty, r*cist, old fashioned Tory right wingers who when properly exposed will whither just as the SDP did.

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    Sportswagon

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • What a joke and how it must portray the ignorance and fear of SOME GY people.....look at the results in London and you'll see what I mean. UKIP are nasty, racist, old fashioned Tory right wingers who when properly exposed will whither just as the SDP did.

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    Sportswagon

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Understanding the UKIP policies is fundamental and concentrating on immigration only is not doing Great Yarmouth justice.

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    Lea davis

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Oh dear Si, you did make me laugh. Mind you the idea does give food for thought! As for the nasties who are still whingeing about UKIP. Give it a rest. The people have spoken and everytime you say something foul about UKIP you are talking about every single person who voted UKIP. For goodness sake established parties, start behaving like you can spell democracy even if you don't understand it. And UKIP, 10 out of 13 seats. Way to go! Roll on the next election.

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    alecto

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Good to see a new face in Claydon Ward Gorleston better still that is a UKIP one. Maybe now we will have a councillor that listens to what the people want rather than following their own agenda. Well done UKIP.

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    kevin bacon

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • Personally I wouldn't trust any party, whether it is Tories, Labour, Lib Dem, and especially UKIP. if the UKIP party offered me thousands of pounds for my vote they can get stuffed, Nigel Farage has a face I personally would like to smack very hard... disgusting annoying little man !!!!

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    Footyboy16

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

  • So at least 25% of the population are badly educated, sexist, homophobic xenophobes - seems about right.

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    robm447

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • The conservatives and labour are just beginning to pay the price with the electorate for their betr.ayal. Roll on May 2015, tory boys keep you a looking after business partners instead of your voters and your de.feat is guaranteed.

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    Canary Boy

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • si collins. Hahaha gave me a laugh. Are you really that dim? haha haha

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    timmy_two_sheds

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Well, the lunatics are taking over the asylum. As the Daily Mail said in the 1930s, "Hurrah for the Blackshirts".

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    Outside The Box

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Si Collins - Good grief man. It is not Holland the country, but South Holland district council which is based in Spalding. LOL.

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    BG

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • The Dutch was a pun on the now pending Breckland and South Holland merger btw..

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    Si Colins

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • I assume that Walker will also be resigning her directorships at the following companies Yarmouth racecourse ltd, Community safety ltd, NEWS ltd, Norse transport ltd, Norse group ltd, Norse commercial ltd, NPS property consultants ltd, GY minster preservation trust ltd, Hethel innovation ltd, Norse care services ltd, GY development company ltd, Norfolk regeration company ltd, & GY sport & leisure trust ?. If not, why not ?

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    "V"

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Those that voted UKIP have just handed our council to Holland. People just don't bother to look into what they are voting for. The conservatives have been pushing for a merger with a Dutch local authority to save money....UKIP will support this. So well done UKIP supports - you're now literally governed by the Dutch!

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    Si Colins

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Daisy. Plant is no asset to Bradwell either. Never seen him at a parish meeting, nor does he hold surgeries. He seems to think it is his right to hold office but not consult with the electorate.

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    "V"

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Roll on next year when west norfolk, breckland, broadland, north norfolk and south norfolk go to the polls and the make up of district councils changes on a par with todays results. Not to mention the general election when cameron will learn that unless you interact in a meaningful way with the electorate you end up with a boot up your backside as you are shown the door.

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    Canary Boy

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Peter Watson Yep spot on. The Blarites and the Brownites are queuing up to stab Miliband in the back.

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    BG

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • The 2 nasty parties are at one another's throats already.

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    Peter Watson

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • UKIP now has to put up a candidate for the 2015 election. I don`t think Labour`s union sponsored candidate that they parachuted into the town nor Brandon Lewis ( although to be fair he has done better than most MPs we have had in recent years) would win against such a strong showing for UKIP. The main stream political parties are now paying the price for not listening and heaven knows we have enough to gripe about in Yarmouth.

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    BG

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Glad to see Walker out (no more £2800.00 for half hour meetings with Port Authority AND No Castle though Norfolf people have still to suffer him on NCC WELL DONE UKIP Tories broken promises on Referendum in this parliament

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    John L Cooper

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Well I wish them the best of luck dealing with the usual suspects-councillors who were thanking their lucky stars their seat was not up for grabs this time. And the best of luck trying to do something to bring the whole of Great Yarmouth Borough back to something like a decent place to live. Well done to Kay Grey for keeping Wright-who never once voted against the Labour government-out of a seat on the council. Shame about Plant-he did enough damage on NCC, no asset to GYBC

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    Daisy Roots

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Peter Watson Vote Ukip and you get rid of Labour.

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    BG

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Vote UKIP, get UKIP

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    alecto

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Overjoyed.

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    marshancar

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Vote Ukip,get Tory.

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    Peter Watson

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Go on you Nigel. Best thing that has happened in Yarmouth for years.

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    BG

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Glad to see Walker bite the dust. She was elected to county opposing the incinerator once in her cabinet post she changed her mind. Without her and Castle gybc will be a much better place. Bye bye Tony Wright you know who to blame dont you?

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    Canary Boy

    Friday, May 23, 2014

  • Well done Graham

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    Andy T

    Friday, May 23, 2014

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