Ashfield District Council elections are held every four years. Ashfield District Council is the local authority for the non-metropolitan district of Ashfield in Nottinghamshire, England. Since the last boundary changes in 2015, 35 councillors are elected from 23 wards.[1]

Political control

The first election to the council was held in 1973, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 1974. Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2][3]

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

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 2007 have been:[4]

Councillor Party From To
Jason Zadrozny Liberal Democrats May 2007 May 2009
John Knight Labour May 2009 23 May 2013
Chris Baron[5] Labour 23 May 2013 May 2015
Cheryl Butler[6] Labour May 2015 26 Apr 2018
Jason Zadrozny Ashfield Independents 26 Apr 2018

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[12]
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[13]
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[14]
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[15]
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[16]
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[17]
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[18]
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[19]
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[20]
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

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