Labour and the Green Party have retained their seats after today’s by-election count at City Hall.

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Voters had the chance to have their say in Norwich’s Crome and Nelson wards following two resignation in recent weeks.

Marion Maxwell secured Crome for Labour while Andrew Boswell, of the Green Party, took Nelson.

Turnout in both wards was higher than Norwich’s 16.3pc turnout for last month’s police and crime commissioner election.

In Crome, the Labour and Co-operative Party’s Mrs Maxwell received 884 votes.

Conservative Eve Collishaw polled 259 votes as the Tories only just held off the UK Independence Party (Ukip) challenge for second.

Ukip’s Glenn Tingle received 232 votes, Judith Ford (Green Party) 73 and Michael Sutton-Croft (Liberal Democrat) 42. There were 1,490 eligible votes cast, four spoilt papers and turnout was 20.5pc.

Crome had 7,289 people registered to vote.

In Nelson, Mr Boswell (Green Party) received 1,121 votes, Layla Dickerson (Labour) 599 votes, Helen Whitworth (Liberal Democrat) 174 and Alexandra Davies (Conservative) 108.

Turnout was 27.8pc, with 2,002 people voting. Nelson has 7,221 registered voters.

Norwich City Council now has 21 Labour councillors, 15 Green Party and three Lib Dems.

For reaction from today’s count, see tomorrow’s papers.

13 comments

  • Congratulations to Marion Maxwell, who has campaigned so hard for Norwich people for many years. I am sure she will make an excellent councillor and is a worthy successful to Jenny Lay in Crome.

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    Red Steepler

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • I would always vote Labour because ... er ... they ... Well, there must be some good reason.

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    Jane

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • why would you vote labour . This is the labour council who do not believe in free speech . This is the labour council who removed a market stall away from a local church because they used their democratic right to free speech

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    milecross

    Friday, December 21, 2012

  • All this says is that 72.2 % couldn't give a damn.

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    Old Long Balls

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • Albert Cooper

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • Noah should read somethng other than the Daily Mail for a change. Norwich currently has a Tory and a Lib Dem MP. Back in Thatcher's era it had two Tory MPs and it wasn't many years ago when it had a Lib Dem-run council. The "grim grey council estates" were around then too I beleive.

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    Red Steepler

    Friday, December 21, 2012

  • I would always vote Labour because ... er ... they ... Well, there must be some good reason.

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    Jane

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • I love the Norwich Greens they all live next to each other around the Golden Rain area in houses they inherited.I love Norwich Labour too throw back to the shoe industry and prefabs made of asbestos sheets.I love Norwich City FC Balls and Fry true dumplings .

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    PaulH

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • I only posted once. I don't know why my comment has appeared three times.

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    Jane

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • Green councillors!!!! Oh no.

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    Abraham

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • I would always vote Labour because ... er ... they ... Well, there must be some good reason.

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    Jane

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

  • vote UKIP, dem greens and nuLabour are goint to take one hell of a kicking at the next GE.

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    nrg

    Saturday, December 22, 2012

  • Welcome to the next round of cuts I bet they thought they would be building more council houses What larks

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    No to tory boy

    Thursday, December 20, 2012

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