Update: Ashfield Independents sweep to victory in Hucknall
The Ashfield Independents have taken all three Hucknall seats in the Nottinghamshire County Council election.
In all three cases, the Ashfield Independent candidates have unseated Conservative councilliors.
David Shaw got the ball rolling for the Ashfield Independents when won the Hucknall West seat from Conservative Phil Rostance.
He was then followed by John Willmott, who claimed Hucknall North from the Conservatives’ Kevin Rostance and Lee Waters, who took Hucknall South with Labour’s Ria Cash pushing Conservative candidate Jan Lees into third place.
However, the Conservatives did have something to smile about in the Dispatch area as Chris Barnfather comfortably held his Newstead seat.
David Shaw (Ashfield Independents) – 1,805
Phil Rostance (Conservative) – 1,202
Stephen Taylor (Labour) – 415
John Willmott (Ashfield Independents) – 1,866
Kevin Rostance (Conservatives) – 733
Pat Ayres (Labour) – 596
Martin Hawes (Liberal Democrat) – 78
Lee Waters (Ashfield Independents) – 1,788
Ria Cash (Labour) – 687
Jan Lees (Conservatives) – 669
James Henry (Liberal Democrats) – 71
Chris Barnfather (Conservative) – 2,332
Matthew Spurr (Labour) – 683
Margaret Vince (Green) – 250
John Sutherland (Liberal Democrats) – 183