Decent Election Results in Norwich for the Lib Dems

14 May 2024
The Norwich Lib Dems' summer members' event.

With the ballots counted for the 2024 Norwich City Council elections, the Lib Dems have retained their third place across the city, and held Eaton Ward with a handsome majority.

Long-serving councillor James Wright was re-elected in Eaton on a landslide majority of almost 1350 - a lead of almost one third of the total votes cast over the next candidate! We are very pleased and proud that the public have entrusted us so strongly to continue to represent them in Eaton.

In University Ward, candidate James Hawketts increased his vote to 637, the only party to make gains in the area for the second year in a row, and up from only 148 two years ago. We are now established as the main challengers in University and look forward to taking the fight to Labour next year at the county council election.

Elsewhere in the city we maintained our third-place overall in terms of both seats and votes, keeping the Conservatives down in fourth place on votes and maintaining their stint of no seats on the council for another year. 

A full list of results is available on the city council's website.

Cllr James Wright

Cllr James Wright said:

"I am delighted to be re-elected to serve the good people of Eaton for another four years. We can rightly be proud of our efforts as the party that works hard, and puts Eaton above party politics."

University Ward candidate James Hawketts in Norwich City Centre

University Candidate James Hawketts said:

"I am very thankful to everyone who voted for me, as well as those who were kind enough to give me an audience on the doorstep to tell me about problems they were facing or their thoughts on how our city can be made a better place. I’m still committed to doing my best to represent us locally and to be engaged in our community, so if anybody knows of any issues that need addressing or good causes in need of support, please do let me know.”

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