Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Election results for 2019

    Elected in 2019
    Total
    +/-
    20
    20
    No results
    Elected in 2019
    Total
    +/-
    15
    15
    No results
    Elected in 2019
    Total
    +/-
    3
    3
    +3
    Elected in 2019
    Total
    +/-
    1
    1
    -3

Most Recent

UKIP lose three seats, but it's no change in Great Yarmouth

The loss of three seats by UKIP and a gain of three by independents were the only changes at Great Yarmouth Borough Council.

The Conservatives retained all 20 seats to maintain control and Labour held its 15 leaving one single UKIP member returned to the council.

Great Yarmouth count
BBC

Adrian Thompson, who stood as an independent, won by a landslide with more than 1,000 votes in what was the Tory safe seat of Fleggburgh.

He said that watching county and borough councillors' allowances increasing when taxes have gone up is a disgrace.

"A lot of people do not realise they get paid and the borough councillors have been given a rise," he said.

"When council bills are going up I don't think it's right they should have an increase in pay."

'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
Getty Images

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.