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Election 2010: Norfolk's new political landscape

Simon Wright defeats Charles Clarke in the 2010 election

The Conservatives held onto the majority of seats in Norfolk after the general election 2010, with a gain for the Liberal Democrats in Norwich South.

Norfolk's biggest news of the day came as Simon Wright knocked Labour's former Home Secretary Charles Clarke from his Norwich South seat after 13 years.

"Much of what is important to me is backed up in Norwich," said Mr Wright.

Labour also lost their seat to the Conservatives in Great Yarmouth, with Brandon Lewis beating Tony Wright.

As the final results for Norfolk were announced during the Friday afternoon, the first MP for Broadland was unveiled with Conservative Keith Simpson taking his seat in the House of Commons.

The results mean the Conservatives have seven seats in Norfolk and the Liberal Democrats hold two - Luton now has the only Labour seats in the whole of the eastern region.

The UK has officially been declared as in a state of hung parliament as the Conservatives failed to reach their target of 326 seats to win the election outright.

See our guide below to how Norfolk's political landscape looks after the 2010 general election.

Broadland

Win for Conservative: Keith Simpson

Conservative: Keith Simpson - 24,338 votes
Liberal Democrat: Daniel Roper - 17,046 votes
Labour: Allyson Barron - 7,287 votes
UK Independence Party: Stuart Agnew - 2,382 votes
British National Party: Edith Crowther - 871 votes
Green Party: Susan Curran - 752 votes

Constituency swing: 0.1% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat

Great Yarmouth

Win for Conservative: Brandon Lewis

• Conservative: Brandon Lewis - 18,571 votes
• Labour: Tony Wright - 14,295 votes
• Liberal Democrat: Simon Partridge - 6,188 votes
• UK Independence Party: Alan Baugh - 2,066 votes
• British National Party: Bosco Tann - 1,421 votes
• Green Party: Laura Biggart - 416 votes
• Matriarchal Party: Margaret McMahon-Morris - 100 votes

Constituency swing: 8.7% from Labour to Conservative

Mid Norfolk

Win for Conservative: George Freeman

• Conservative: George Freeman - 25,123 votes
• Liberal Democrat: David Newman - 11,267 votes
• Labour: Elizabeth Hughes - 8,857 votes
• UK Independence Party: Toby Coke - 2,800 votes
• Green Party: Tim Birt - 1,457 votes
• British National Party: Christine Kelly - 1,261 votes

Constituency swing: 0.0% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat

North Norfolk

Win for Liberal Democrat: Norman Lamb

• Liberal Democrat: Norman Lamb - 27,554 votes
• Conservative: Trevor Ivory - 15,928 votes
• Labour: Phil Harris - 2,896 votes
• UK Independence Party: Michael Baker - 2,680 votes
• Green Party: Andrew Boswell - 508 votes
• Independent: Simon Mann - 95 votes

Constituency swing: 3.1% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat

North West Norfolk

Win for Conservative: Henry Bellingham

• Conservative: Henry Bellingham - 25,916 votes
• Liberal Democrat: William Summers - 11,106 votes
• Labour: Manish Sood - 6,353 votes
• UK Independence Party: John Gray - 1,841 votes
• British National Party: David Fleming - 1,839 votes
• Green Party: Michael de Whalley - 745 votes

Constituency swing: 2.1% from Conservative to Liberal Democrat

Norwich North

Win for Conservative: Chloe Smith

• Conservative: Chloe Smith - 17,280 votes
• Labour: John Cook - 13,379 votes
• Liberal Democrat: John Stephen - 7,783 votes
• UK Independence Party: Glenn Tingle - 1,878 votes
• Green Party: Jessica Goldfinch - 1,245 votes
• British National Party: Thomas Richardson - 747 votes
• Independent: Bill Holden - 143 votes
• Christian Party: Andrew Holland - 118 votes

Constituency swing: 12.9% from Labour to Conservative

Norwich South

Win for Liberal Democrat: Simon Wright

• Liberal Democrat: Simon Wright - 13,960 votes
• Labour: Charles Clarke - 13,650 votes
• Conservative: Antony Little - 10,902 votes
• Green Party: Adrian Ramsay - 7,095 votes
• UK Independence Party: Steve Emmens - 1,145 votes
• British National Party: Leonard Heather - 697 votes
• Workers Revolutionary Party: Gabriel Polley - 102 votes

Constituency swing: 4.0% from Labour to Liberal Democrat

South Norfolk

Win for Conservative: Richard Bacon

• Conservative: Richard Bacon - 27,133 votes
• Liberal Democrat: Jacky Howe - 16,193 votes
• Labour: Mick Castle - 7,252 votes
• UK Independence Party: Evan Heasley - 2,329 votes
• British National Party: Helen Mitchell - 1,086 votes
• Green Party: Jo Willcott - 1,000 votes

Constituency swing: 3.3% from Liberal Democrat to Conservative

South West Norfolk

Win for Conservative: Elizabeth Truss

Conservative: Elizabeth Truss - 23,753 votes
Liberal Democrat: Stephen Gordon - 10,613 votes
Labour: Peter Smith - 9,119 votes
UK Independence Party: Kay Hipsey - 3,061 votes
British National Party: Dennis Pearce - 1,774 votes
Green Party: Lori Allen - 830 votes

Constituency swing: 0.5% from Liberal Democrat to Conservative




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