Ashfield District Council in Nottinghamshire, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2003, 33 councillors have been elected from 15 wards.

Political control

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–2003
No overall control 2003–2011
Labour 2011–2018
No overall control April 2018 - 2019
Ashfield Independents April 2019 -

Council elections

District result maps

By-election results

1999–2003

Hucknall Central By-Election 4 May 2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 445 31.8 -7.9
Conservative 420 30.0 +30.0
Independent Labour 211 15.1 +15.1
Liberal Democrats 205 14.7 +14.7
Independent 118 8.4 -23.1
Majority 25 1.8
Turnout 1,399 28.1
Labour hold Swing
Underwood By-Election 7 June 2001[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Mays 533 39.6
Conservative Eugene Di Villa 438 32.5
Liberal Democrats Philip Birkitt 375 27.9
Majority 95 7.1
Turnout 1,346
Labour hold Swing
Woodhouse By-Election 18 July 2002[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Davidson 323 35.0 -15.3
Independent 249 27.0 +27.0
Independent 181 19.6 +19.6
Conservative 169 18.3 -31.4
Majority 74 8.0
Turnout 922 15.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2003–2007

Hucknall West By-Election 13 July 2006[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Austin Rathe 848 40.7 +40.7
Labour Ian Briggs 514 24.7 -18.6
Independent Ruth Welton 389 18.7 +18.7
BNP Michael Clarke 331 15.9 -2.9
Majority 334 16.0
Turnout 2,082
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

2007–2011

Sutton West By-Election 1 November 2007[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Fiona Asbury 873 37.0 +37.0
Labour Kier Barsby 560 23.7 -3.7
BNP Michael Clarke 321 13.6 +13.6
Independent John Ross 275 11.7 -38.2
Conservative Michael Halls 257 10.9 -11.8
Green Mark Harrison 72 3.1 +3.1
Majority 313 13.3
Turnout 2,358 26.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Sutton-in-Ashfield North By-Election 4 June 2009[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Margaret Patrick 996 33.8 -31.9
Labour Scott Darrington 612 20.8 +4.0
Conservative Michael Halls 519 17.6 +7.3
BNP Michael Clarke 380 12.9 +12.9
Independent Alfred Thorpe 299 10.2 +2.9
Green Mark Harrison 140 4.8 +4.8
Majority 384 13.0
Turnout 2,946
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hucknall Central By-Election 20 August 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Kevin Moore 463 32.3 +18.8
Labour Trevor Charles 392 27.3 +6.8
Conservative Robert Copley 320 22.3 -7.7
UKIP Ronald Nixon 181 12.6 +12.6
Independent Diane Butler 79 5.5 -30.5
Majority 71 6.0
Turnout 1,435 26.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing
Hucknall Central By-Election 11 February 2010[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Trevor Locke 675 38.4 +17.9
Conservative Mick Murphy 437 24.9 -5.1
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Cotham 357 20.3 +6.8
UKIP Ronald Nixon 158 9.0 +9.0
BNP Edward Holmes 131 7.5 +7.5
Majority 238 13.5
Turnout 1,758 32.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

2011–2015

2015–2019

Hucknall North By-Election 12 October 2017[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ashfield Independents John Wilmott 1,329 51 N/A
Labour Ian Morrison 629 24 N/A
Conservative Sheila Clarke 532 20 N/A
UKIP Stephen Crosby 66 3 N/A
Liberal Democrats James Harvey 46 2 N/A
Ashfield Independents gain from Conservative party (UK) Swing
Sutton Junction and Harlow Wood By-Election 12 December 2018[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ashfield Independents Matthew Relf 856 82 N/A
Labour Kevin Ball 97 9 N/A
Conservative Christine Self 48 4.6 N/A
Democrats and Veterans Stephen Crosby 26 2.4 N/A
UKIP Moira Samson 13 1.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Martin Howes 5 0.4 N/A
Ashfield Independents gain from Labour Swing

References

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  2. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The District of Ashfield (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1976. Retrieved on 19 November 2015.
  3. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The Nottinghamshire (District Boundaries) Order 1988. Retrieved on 6 November 2015.
  4. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (County Boundaries) Order 1992. Retrieved on 5 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
  6. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The District of Ashfield (Electoral Changes) Order 2000. Retrieved on 4 October 2015.
  7. ^ legislation.gov.uk – The Ashfield (Electoral Changes) Order 2015. Retrieved on 3 November 2015.
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  12. ^ "Declaration of result of poll". Ashfield District Council. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2009.
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  14. ^ "Labour "overjoyed" with Hucknall by-election win". this is nottingham.co.uk. 12 February 2010. Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2010.
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