Great Yarmouth Borough Council

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

Election 2018 Results

CON HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 8 Total councillors 23 Change+6

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 6 Total councillors 15 Change+4

PartyUKIP

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 1 Change-10
Councillors change compared with 2014

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'Too few homes' being built in county

Not enough houses are being built in Norfolk, according to figures released by local councils to the BBC.

Row of houses
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The data shows the county consistently failed to reach government house-building targets each year since the beginning of this century from 2001 to 2017.

The government says Norfolk should be building 4,106 dwellings a year but the district councils' own assessments puts the figure at 3,989.

But over the whole period the county has averaged 3,600 homes, a 10% shortfall.

The leanest years were 2009 to 2015 but last year, for the first time in nine years, the county exceeded government targets by building more than 4,100 new homes.

Since 2001 more than 58,000 homes have been built in the county.

UKIP spokesman brands Great Yarmouth party 'disgrace'
It came during a heated row with Great Yarmouth's sole remaining UKIP councillor.

Minority parties wiped out in borough council election

The minority parties - UKIP, who had 10 seats in 2015, and Tribune - have both been wiped out on Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

But former UKIP councillors who defected to the Conservatives have held seats.

Ex-Great Yarmouth Labour MP Tony Wright was also elected to the council.

Great Yarmouth Town Hall
BBC

The two main party leaders held their seats as Conservative numbers on the council increased from 21 to 23 and Labour's from 11 to 15.

Conservative Graham Plant increased his majority by nearly 400 in Bradwell North.

Labour's Trevor Wainwright saw a fall in his votes from 844 to 749, but still held his Magdelen seat.

Former UKIP leader Kay Gray, who moved to the Conservatives in October 2017, held Gorleston and fellow defector Carl Annison held Bradwell South & Hopton.