Undecided voters could hold key to Norwich North

Kim BriscoeA large section of Norwich North's voters have been leaving it right up until the last minute to decide how to cast their votes, according to candidates.Kim Briscoe

A large section of Norwich North's voters have been leaving it right up until the last minute to decide how to cast their votes, according to candidates.

The seat, most recently taken by Conservative Chloe Smith, was held by Labour before the by-election last July and it is expected to be a close-run battle between the two parties.

Both Miss Smith and her Labour counterpart John Cook are taking no chances and will be knocking on doors late into the evening in a bid to catch a few more undecided votes.

Liberal Democrat candidate David Stephen and independent candidate Bill Holden have both reported speaking to high numbers of people who were undecided.


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Mr Stephen said: "Canvassing up to yesterday was showing a lot of undecided voters who were inclined to us.

"Undecided from yesterday was a good 20pc, but also there were some good definites for us.'

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Meanwhile, candidates were also hoping for a high turnout, with queues reported at one polling station in Hellesdon.

Miss Smith said: 'This is really good news and it shows people are very keen for change.'

Green Party candidate Jessica Goldfinch said tellers sitting outside polling stations were reporting a good turnout.

She said: "Even now we are getting indications of better than before turnout. Our tellers are coming back and saying there are lots of people coming even though most people haven't even finished work yet."

Although Tories are the bookies' favourites for Norwich North, this is one result which will go right down to the wire.

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