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Blur drummer Dave Rowntree elected as Labour councillor in Norwich

05 May 2017, 15:01 | Written by Laurence Day

Dave Rowntree, drummer with Blur (he's on the left in the pic above), has been elected as a County Councillor in Norwich.

Rowntree won the seat with 1173 (59%) of the overall votes. Despite his win, the Conservatives still regain an overall majority in Norfolk with 55 seats - Labour have 17, winning "target seats" from the Greens.

Speaking to the BBC, Rowntree revealed that his "music side was on hold".

"Blur are not doing anything this year as a band. We tend to do things when something interesting comes along," he added. "No one else from Blur is running for county council but you never know. We are an unpredictable lot."

Blur's latest record The Magic Whip was released in 2015.
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