Labour take control in Norwich and Great Yarmouth

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Media captionLabour takes overall control of Norwich City Council following election victory

Labour have claimed a Norfolk double by taking overall control in Norwich and power from the Conservatives in Great Yarmouth.

Labour gained control of Norwich City Council by winning two seats from the Tories' and one from the Lib Dems.

In Great Yarmouth they claimed five seats, four from the Conservatives and one from an independent.

In Gorleston, the Conservatives held their seat, but UKIP came second with 450 votes to the Tories' 498.

Councillor Brenda Arthur, leader of Norwich City Council, said she was "absolutely delighted" but "humbled the people of Norwich have come out in numbers to vote for us".

In Norwich, Labour have taken Lakenham from the Liberal Democrats, but the Green Party held Mancroft, Nelson, Thorpe Hamlet, Town Close and Wensum.

Labour held Catton Grove, Crome, Mile Cross, Nelson, Sewell and University.

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