|TMB members react to the news of Sir Norman's re-election|
On learning of the result Sir Norman, who has held the role since 1997, paid tribute to his campaign staff and their tireless work in preventing another candidate emerging who could challenge him in his position.
Speaking at a Tripe Transformed fringe meeting, Sir Norman said he looked forward to another year of promoting tripe. "I am confident we still have time to make 2016 the Year of Tripe," he said, adding that if this proved not to be the case, then 2017 was the next obvious target.
Over 40 members of Tripe Club voted in the election, with an additional 63 spoiled ballot papers.
"I am pleased that I will be able to represent the TMB at the World Tripe Day celebrations on 24 October in Madrid. I would have been very disappointed to have to spend another World Tripe Day just in Lancashire," Sir Norman said.