Norwich City Council

A third of the seats in Norwich were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 12 Total councillors 31 Change+5


Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 5 Change-5

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 3 ChangeNo results
Councillors change compared with 2014

Most recent

Seven storey student accommodation block plan rejected

Patrick Byrne

BBC News

A revised application for a new building on a Norwich car park to provide accommodation for 252 students has been turned down after the city council received 51 objections.

Planners considered a new revised application for the building next to Sentinel House in Surrey Street reduced from eight to seven storeys, but said it was still too large and its distance from a row of listed terraced homes was too small.

Student block site

The overall design also failed to blend with the Carlton Terrace homes and other historic buildings in a conservation area.

Artist's impression

The developer SCY Student Accommodation Ltd made the case that although the site had been designated for office accommodation and jobs there was little prospect of this as the market was depressed.

Scheme to improve busy Norwich roundabout

David Hannant, Local Democracy Reporter

A £750,000 scheme to improve the safety of a busy Norwich roundabout has moved a step foward with the scheme going out to consultation.

Five Ways roundabout in Norwich

The Norwich City Council/Norfolk County Council highways agency committee has committed to move forward with plans to improve the Earlham Fiveways roundabout, which could see a host of changes made to its layout and surrounding roads.

The scheme, which includes new shared pathways for pedestrians and cyclists, is estimated to cost about £750,000. It is hoped that £685,000 of this amount could be secured from the Department for Transport.

It would also make the central island of the roundabout larger, narrowing the lanes around it in an attempt to slow traffic.

People will be consulted over the next few months.

Tory election fraud suspect released under investigation

A 21-year-old man, who was being questioned over suspected election fraud during a Norwich City Council ballot, has been released while inquiries continue.

Norfolk Police arrested him and a 28-year-old man on Thursday on suspicion of conspiring to submit nomination papers containing fraudulent signatures.

It relates to allegations that election papers with false signatures for a Conservative candidate were submitted the Mancroft ward in the lead up to the local elections on 3 May.

Police said the second man has been released with no further action.

Ballot box

Norwich elections: Results come in

Jo Thewlis

BBC Radio Norfolk

The results have started to come for the Norwich City Council local elections.

Labour currently has control and that won't change today.

So far Matthew Packer, has defended his Labour seat on Sewell ward.

He won with 1,652 votes against his nearest rival, Conservative Tessa Jackson with 431.

Norwich City Council count

The University Ward has been won by Labour’s Matthew Fulton-McAlister, who replaces Bert Bremner who stepped down from the seat this year.

Labour have also successfully defended their seat in the Mile Cross ward and have just taken the Wensum ward from the Green Party.

The Wensum winner, Erin Fulton-McAlister, says she puts her victory down to campaigning work by her local party, rather than national politics.

Counting due to start in Norwich and Great Yarmouth

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Counting is due to start this morning for the Norwich and Great Yarmouth councils.

View of Norwich
Evelyn Simak/Geograph

Labour-controlled Norwich City Council will not change hands, but it could be interesting to see how the Green Party fares.

At present there are 26 Labour councillors (with seven being defended this year), 10 Greens (five being defended) and three Lib Dems (only one being defended).

Great Yarmouth Council had no one party in overall control until a number of defections from UKIP to the Conservatives.

We expect to know the result for Great Yarmouth at about midday, and Norwich later in the afternoon.

Polling under way for local elections

Andrew Sinclair

BBC Look East political correspondent

Polling has begun for elections for some district and unitary councils in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Across the country, 150 local authorities are electing new councillors, and there are six mayoral contests.

A polling station

Councils holding elections here are:

  • Cambridgeshire: Cambridge City and Peterborough City
  • Essex: Colchester Borough, Basildon District, Harlow, Brentwood Borough, Castle Point Borough, Rochford District and Southend Borough
  • Norfolk: Great Yarmouth Borough and Norwich City
  • Suffolk: Ipswich Borough

In most places, a third of seats are being contested.

Polling stations close at 22:00 and BBC East will be providing live online coverage afterwards.