Slow start to polling day in Great Yarmouth for the Norfolk County Council elections

St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth which a polling place for the county council elections on May

St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth which a polling place for the county council elections on May 4. Photo: George Ryan - Credit: Archant

Voters in Great Yarmouth have gone to the polls to vote in the local elections.

St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth which a polling place for the county council elections on May

St George's Theatre in Great Yarmouth which a polling place for the county council elections on May 4. Photo: George Ryan - Credit: Archant

With the snap General Election a month away, the local elections have been overshadowed by the national campaign and turnout is expected to be low.

A party official who was sitting outside the St George's Theatre in King Street, Great Yarmouth said the polling place had been very quiet.

They added: 'It's probably because of the general election next month.'

MORE: Which candidates are standing near me?All the seats on Norfolk County Council are up for grabs, with polls opening at 7am until 10pm on May 4.


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In Great Yarmouth the wards of Breydon, Caister, East Flegg, Gorleston St Andrews, Lothingland, Magdalen, West Flegg, and Yarmouth Nelson and Southtown, and Yarmouth Northgate and Central are being contested.

Labour and Ukip are defending three seats and the Conservatives two and one seat is vacant.

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Nearby Acle and Blofield and Brundall are also being contested, which are both being defended by the Tories.

The last election was four years ago in 2013.

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