Norfolk County Council leader Cliff Jordan and Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman react to county council election results
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Norfolk County Council's Conservative leader Cliff Jordan said his party will deliver for the people of the county after winning seats in the local elections.
Mr Jordan said: 'Today is a really excellent day but I did expect us to do well.
'On the county council we promised we would listen and we have listened.
'In the last year we've been running the council we've put into action some of the things that the people wanted.
'We've only been in there one year - we've got a lot to do.
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Reacting to news that 19-year-old Ed Colman has become Conservative councillor for Swaffham, taking the seat of UKIP's Paul Smyth, Mr Jordan said: 'It's absolutely brilliant. I like to see youngsters being involved - that's the seed corn. People with my colour hair are on the other end.'
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Mid Norfolk MP George Freeman said the results were a positive sign for the Conservatives ahead of the general election.
He said: 'Today has been a huge endorsement for the Conservatives - a message that local councillors are doing a good job with local services.
'It is great also to see new, younger councillors, speaking for the next generation.'
He added: 'The general election, in five weeks, is about a different set of issues - Brexit and a mandate for Theresa May to form a strong government and resist calls from the SNP and Corbyn for a left wing alliance that would break up the UK.'