Norfolk County Council
Following the Liberal Democrat gain in the Gaywood South By-election, the composition of the Council is now: Consevative 57, Labour 12, Liberal Democrats 9, Green 3, Independent 3.
The four-yearly election of all 84 members of Norfolk County Council took place on Thursday May 6th 2021.
Twelve of the 84 divisions lie within the South Norfolk Council area. Over the last twenty years eleven of them have been represented, at one time or another, by Liberal Democrat councillors. Across the County the Liberal Democrats put up a strong campaign, but in an election dominated by national issues we fell back to a net 8 Councillors, two fewer than in 2017. However four of those were elected for the first time this year, replacing four long serving and hard working Liberal Democrats - always a difficult feat to pull off as there are no "safe" seats for Lib Dems. In South Norfolk we celebrate the election of Sharon Blundell who succeeds the legendary Tim East in Costessey. For details of our candidates in South Norfolk, see below. The detailed results of the elections can be found on the South Norfolk/Broadland District Council website at https://www.southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk/downloads/download/599/norfolk-county-council-elections---south-norfolk
Liberal Democrat Gain
On 29th July, following the resignation of the Conservative Councillor elected in May, a By-election was held in the Gaywood South Division in King's Lynn. This produced a shock result. The Lib Dem candidate, third in May, swept to victory and the Tory finished in third place! This means there are now nine members of the Liberal Democrat Group on the Council.
The 12 South Norfolk Divisions are:
Not sure which Division you live in? Click on the Parish/Division Index.