UKIP gains four seats in Great Yarmouth - but no party has overall control

Great Yarmouth Borough Council Elections 2016.Alan Grey (UKIP)Picture: James Bass

Great Yarmouth Borough Council Elections 2016.Alan Grey (UKIP)Picture: James Bass - Credit: James Bass

The UK Independence Party had the best night in Great Yarmouth making four gains at the expense of Labour and an independent.

After the votes were counted there was still no party in overall control, but the Conservatives are now the biggest party with 14 seats, but just two ahead of UKIP which second biggest force on the council with 12 seats. Labour has 11 seats.

Thirteen out of the 39 seats were up for grabs.

Overall Labour lost three seats, the Conservatives held all their seats but made no gains, UKIP gained four seats and the independent candidate lost one seat.

UKIP's Paul Hammond took Yarmouth North from the independent councillor Colin Fox and Sue Hacon gained Bradwell South, and Hopton, Chris Walch Central and Northgate and Alan Grey, a UKIP county councillor, took Bradwell North.

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Overall turnout was 29.9pc, which is lower than in previous years.

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