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'Get out and vote on election day': plea to people across Norfolk

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Get out and vote - that's the message to people across Norfolk as the countdown to election day begins.

The county goes to the polls on Thursday, May 6, with elections for Norfolk County Council, Norwich City Council and for a new Norfolk police and crime commissioner.

An all-out election means 83 seats are up for grabs at Norfolk County Council, which is currently under Conservative control.

County Hall is responsible for crucial services and decision-making which affects every single person across the county.

From care for the most vulnerable members of society to running the county's fire service. overseeing schools and getting rid of rubbish - the work done by the council touches us all.

With schemes like the Great Yarmouth River Crossing to the Long Stratton bypass and the Norwich Western Link - the people we elect are the ones who make key decisions.

There are more than 300 candidates vying for votes, with the political make-up at County Hall currently Conservatives 52, Labour 16, Liberal Democrats nine, Independent three, Independent (non-aligned) one, non-aligned one and two vacancies.

And leaders and representatives of political groups say people's votes really do........

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