James Joyce retains seat in County elections

Liberal Democrat James Joyce narrowly won today’s election for the Reepham Division of Norfolk County Council by 51 votes and a 34% share of the total votes cast.
The incumbent beat Kerrie Barnett (Conservative), who recorded 717 votes (31%) and Dominic Low with 510 votes (22%), with Christine Hemmingway (Labour) trailing with 292 votes (13%). The turnout was 35%.
Overall, the Conservatives lost 20 seats and overall control of the 84-seat Council, but remain the largest party with 40 seats, followed by UKIP with 15, Labour 14, Liberal Democrats 10, Greens four and one independent.