Result of Knapton Parish Council by-election

12:10 23 March 2012


Patrick Lee has won yesterday’s Knapton Parish Council by-election.

Mr Lee, of Lawn Close, Knapton, gained 89 votes in the poll. His opponent, Robin Simmonds, of School Close, Knapton, attracted nine votes.

There was one spoilt ballot paper. The turnout was 33.9pc based on an electorate of 292.

The vacancy was created by the resignation of David Gale.


  • Not a bad turn out considering the lack of communication. Let us hope that Mr Lee injects a little sanity into the Parish Council and that those involved in allegedly manipulating the due electoral process receive their just deserve.

    Report this comment

    No Brainer

    Friday, March 23, 2012

  • Maybe the Electoral Commission should hold an inquiry.

    Report this comment

    Peter Watson

    Monday, March 26, 2012

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other news

Yesterday, 19:18
The Norfolk Festival of Choirs held at The Green Britain Centre, Swaffham. Picture: Ian Burt

One hundred and sixty singers from across the county filled a room with tuneful melodies at the first Norfolk Community Choirs Festival.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
North Norfolk MP Normal Lamb, prospective parliamentary candidates for Labour Denise Burke, for UKIP Michael baker and for the Conservatives, Ann Steward, discussing coastal flooding and erosion issues.

Collective action is the way forward for communities facing the threat of erosion and flooding was the stand out message from a debate about the issue.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
The new sign that detects motorists using their mobile phone. Photo : Steve Adams

Norfolk and Suffolk Police are starting a joint week-long crackdown on motorists who use phones while at the wheel.

Saturday, January 24, 2015
The Seal and Bird Rescue Centre chairman Jules Coward (right) with centre volunteers. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Volunteers at a “struggling” north Norfolk animal rescue charity are appealing for expert support to run its wildlife hospital.

Most Read

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Marco Pierre White

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Marco Pierre White has bought the troubled Maypole Group pub and hotel chain, based at Wayford Bridge, near Stalham.

Read more
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tom Kerridge

A top television chef is set to come to North Norfolk to conduct a meat masterclass.

Read more
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Brian Alton (78) was chosen to be part of the guard of honour at George VI's funeral in 1952 while he was doing national service. Brian is now the owner of The Jolly Tar restaurant in Sheringham.

The 60th anniversary of the death of Britain’s war time King is particularly poignant for one Norfolk man.

Read more
Friday, January 23, 2015
Developer Adrian Jones of Barn Owl Conversions at the Ebridge Mill project. 

Photo by Mark Bullimore

The renovation of an iconic mill building has begun after years of it standing empty.

Read more
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Kelling Heath operations manager, Mark Durrant.

Bosses of a popular North Norfolk holiday park are embarking on a major £500,000 investment programme in a move to boost the tourism and extend the visiting season.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

Digital Edition

Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today E-edition