Map of the results of the 2007 Ashfield council election. Independents in grey, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Conservatives in blue.
Map of the results of the 2007 Ashfield council election. Independents in grey, Labour in red, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Conservatives in blue.

The 2007 Ashfield District Council election took place on 3 May 2007 to elect members of Ashfield District Council in Nottinghamshire, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour Party lost overall control of the council to no overall control.[1]

Election result

The results saw Labour lose their majority on the council, after a net loss of 8 seats saw them reduced to 9 councillors.[2] Among the defeated Labour councillors were 2 members of the cabinet, Jessie Parker in Sutton-in-Ashfield North and Stephen Mays in Underwood.[2] There were 12 independent councillors elected, but it was the Liberal Democrats who made big progress, gaining 8 seats to move level with Labour on 9 seats.[2] One of the Liberal Democrat winners, Helen Smith, became one of the youngest councillors in the country at the age of 19 after gaining a seat in Woodhouse ward.[2]

Ashfield Local Election Result 2007[1][3]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Independent 12 2 3 -1 36.4 27.7 17,694 -7.1%
  Labour 9 2 10 -8 27.3 28.6 18,262 -23.4%
  Liberal Democrats 9 8 0 +8 27.3 25.3 16,177 +25.3%
  Conservative 3 3 0 +3 9.1 12.6 8,083 +5.3%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 3.1 1,990 +3.1%
  Green 0 0 2 -2 0 2.0 1,308 -2.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 349 +0.5%
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 78 +0.1%

Ward results

Hucknall Central (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Robert Spray 1,056
Conservative Gordon Riley 879
Labour Trevor Locke 602
Labour Keith Northeast 592
Liberal Democrats Jean Toseland 396
Liberal Democrats Bernard Briggs 244
Turnout 3,769
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Hucknall East (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Rankin 744
Labour David Shaw 528
Labour Geoffrey Thorpe 504
Green Timothy Welton 484
UKIP Albert Inskip 349
Liberal Democrats Tim Jones 178
Green David Lowe 176
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Mullaney 168
Turnout 3,131
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Labour hold Swing
Hucknall North (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Dymock 673
Labour John Wilmott 666
Conservative Robert Copley 644
Independent Robert Gow 542
Labour David Hughes 521
Liberal Democrats David Haworth 372
Liberal Democrats Nicole Knight 337
Turnout 3,755
Conservative gain from Independent Swing
Labour hold Swing
Hucknall West (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Austin Rathe 1,281
Liberal Democrats Harry Toseland 1,236
Liberal Democrats Louise Bradshaw 1,103
Conservative Kevin Rostance 901
Conservative Rodney Allen 786
Labour James Blagden 533
Labour Ian Briggs 497
Labour Mireille Hughes 464
BNP Susan Gamble 330
Turnout 7,131
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Jacksdale[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Mays 368 46.5 -29.7
Independent Clifford Perry 231 29.2 +5.4
BNP Darran Burke 192 24.3 +24.3
Majority 137 17.3 -35.0
Turnout 791
Labour hold Swing
Kirkby-in-Ashfield Central (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Rachel Madden 774
Independent Antony Brown 703
Labour Alan Howlett 672
BNP Trevor Bradford 534
Independent Paul Rockley 525
Turnout 3,208
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Kirkby-in-Ashfield East (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Wendy Harvey 784
Labour Warren Nuttall 405
BNP Paul Gamble 383
Independent Harald Greasley 369
Labour Beverly Meszaros 334
Independent Linda Barsby 281
Independent Terry Sadler 174
Turnout 2,730
Independent hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Kirkby-in-Ashfield West (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent John Baird 861
Labour John Knight 472
BNP Michael Clarke 372
Independent David Spalding 348
Liberal Democrats Linda Mullaney 250
Independent Sheila Humphreys 232
Liberal Democrats Victoria Zadrozny 177
Turnout 2,712
Independent hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Selston (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Selston Area Independents Putting People First Beverley Turner 1,402 42.8
Selston Area Independents Putting People First Samuel Wilson 1,114 34.0
Labour Edward Llewellyn-Jones 391 11.9
Independent David Sewell 366 11.2
Turnout 3,273
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Sutton-In-Ashfield Central (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Bulmer 1,040
Labour Margaret Thorpe 979
Labour Christine Wakefield 919
Independent John Ross 753
Conservative Sylvia Baker 642
Liberal Democrats Carol Knight 633
Conservative Christine Vernon 595
Liberal Democrats Richard Zadrozny 536
Turnout 6,097
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Sutton-In-Ashfield East (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Anthony Wallis 996
Independent David Parker 978
Labour May Barsby 975
Labour Steven Carroll 915
Labour Kier Barsby 868
Conservative Mavis Allen 739
Liberal Democrats Louise Mitchell 713
Liberal Democrats Brenda Zadrozny 460
Turnout 6,644
Independent gain from Labour Swing
Independent hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Sutton-In-Ashfield North (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jason Zadrozny 2,094
Liberal Democrats Lee Cooper 1,920
Liberal Democrats Michael Mullaney 1,757
Labour Ivan Pitchford 536
Labour Melanie Darrington 508
Labour Jessie Parker 506
Conservative John Baker 329
Conservative Michael Halls 313
Independent Alfred Thorpe 230
Conservative Eugene Di Villa 219
Turnout 8,412
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Sutton-In-Ashfield West (3)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ramon Buttery 1,359
Independent Roy Adkins 1,119
Independent Diane Lowe 1,006
Independent David Shooter 845
Labour Christine Kirkham 748
Labour Terence Keetley 747
Labour Ian Stokes 644
Conservative Peter Thorpe 619
Turnout 7,087
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Independent hold Swing
Underwood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Robert Sears-Piccavey 538 48.5
Labour Stephen Mays 206 18.6
BNP Jane Clarke 179 16.1
Independent Diane Doran 109 9.8
English Democrat Anthony Ellis 78 7.0
Majority 332 29.9
Turnout 1,110
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Woodhouse (2)[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tony Theaker 964
Liberal Democrats Helen Smith 820
Labour Pamela Lewis 572
Labour Linda Ward 550
Green Mark Harrison 351
Green Ann Hilton 297
Independent Petro Clarke 295
Independent Glenn Baird 242
Turnout 4,091
Liberal Democrats gain from Green Swing
Liberal Democrats gain from Green Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "Ashfield". BBC News Online. Retrieved 20 May 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d "Labour loses control of Ashfield". Mansfield and Ashfield Chad. 4 May 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "Elections - Results May 2007". Ashfield District Council. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011.