Search

By-election ends with Conservative victory

12:13 21 October 2011

Great Yarmouth Town Hall from the river

Great Yarmouth Town Hall from the river

Archant © 2011

THE three-way fight for the Great Yarmouth Borough Council seat left vacant following the death of a councillor has been won by the Conservatives.

Hundreds of people turned out to polling stations to vote in the Bradwell South and Hopton Ward by-electon on Thursday.

Conservative party candidate Martin Plane, of Mill Lane, Bradwell, took the seat with 557 votes.

Meanwhile, Labour candidate Hilary Wainwright, of Lapwing close, Bradwell, came second with 407 votes and UKIP candidate Colin Aldred, of Groomes Close, Hopton, third with 159 votes.

Three polling stations were used for the election; the Communal Room at The Close, Bradwell; the Leo Coles Pavilion, Green Lane, Bradwell; and the Village Hall at Hopton.

The by-election was called following the death of Conservative councillor Mike Butcher.

Other News

35 minutes ago

A Great Yarmouth drug dealer has been jailed for more than three years for supplying heroin to the town, along with a second from London.

Families were moved out of their homes as a fire swept through a derelict range of outbuildings in Great Yarmouth.

06:30

The developer of one of Norfolk’s largest wind farms has called on businesses to get in early and register their interest in forming part of the project’s multi-million pound supply chain.

Yesterday, 12:08

A high street pub has shut suddenly - but should re-open soon as its brewery owners look for new operators.

Most Read

Mon, 14:50

Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding an attempted theft of a dog in Bradwell at the weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:08

A high street pub has shut suddenly - but should re-open soon as its brewery owners look for new operators.

Read more
Mon, 18:16

A driver has been taken to hospital after two cars crashed in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
James Paget University Hospital
Friday, September 23, 2016

A 34-year-old man found with head injuries in Great Yarmouth has died.

Read more
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Mon, 13:14

Traders who lost their livelihood after a blaze in Great Yarmouth have been handed a county council boost.

Read more
Labour

Most Commented

Yesterday, 11:44

Five days of roadworks on Great Yarmouth seafront will enable essential repairs to take place to fibre optic cables on Marine Parade.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up