Labour in Norfolk:
Website Update - 9 August 2013
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Thetford West County Council By-election - 1 August 2013 UPDATE!!!
In May Labour, though only increasing the number of seats we hold to 14 - one less than UKIP! - with the support of other parties, took over the leadership of the County Council, with George Nobbs elected Leader of the Council. We now hold 5 out of 8 Cabinet portfolios.Brilliant news for Norfolk.
In Thetford West Terry Jermy, after four recounts, lost out to UKIP by a single vote. Since then the UKIP councillor has stood down and in the subsequent by-election Terry won a stunning victory by over 170 votes.
This was achieved through the excellence of our candidate and a fantastic campaign coordinated by Ciaran Tully, our Regional Officer. Members and supporters from all over Norfolk and beyond, including Richard Howitt, our M.E.P., and several M.E.P. candidates, PPCs. County Councillors and our entire Regional Team, including our Director, poured into Thetford West. Inspirational!
We now have an impressive Norfolk-wide campaigning organisation which we need to build on as we take the fight to our opponents and turn blue Norfolk, and the East of England in general, red.
Thanks to everyone who helped to achieve this important victory, and in so doing established Labour as the second largest party in County Hall.
Peter Smith, Chair,Norfolk Local Campaign Forum