Nottinghamshire County Council

Boundary changes have occurred here. 2013 seats are an estimate of what the result would have been then if the new boundaries had been in place.

Election 2017 Results

Party Seats 2013 Seats 2017 Change


Seats 201324 Seats 201731 Change+7


Seats 201331 Seats 201723 Change−8


Seats 20134 Seats 201711 Change+7

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 20137 Seats 20171 Change−6
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Latest Updates

Trial to tackle childhood obesity

David Pittam

BBC News Online

Nottinghamshire will be one of only five councils in the country to take part in a pilot project to help tackle childhood obesity.

The authority will receive £100,000 a year for the next three years to test out new ways of getting pre-school children to eat healthy food.

Childhood obesity

Almost a quarter of children in the county are already overweight or obese by the time they reach reception age.

Care leavers to be offered extra financial support

East Midlands Today

A new deal - thought to be the first of its kind of the country - will see extra financial support given to young people as they leave the care system in Nottinghamshire.

Under the scheme, care leavers will not have to pay council tax until they're 25 and those going to university will have their accommodation paid for plus thousands towards their tuition fees. Others will be offered help finding work.

Philip Owen, from Nottinghamshire County Council, said: "As a corporate parent we are trying to do what any good parent would be doing for their offspring."

Philip Owen

May praises council as foxhunting 'loophole' bites the dust

Kit Sandeman

Local Democracy Reporter

Queen guitarist Brian May has praised Nottinghamshire County Council after it voted to ban all hunting with dogs on land it owns.

Hunting foxes with dogs is illegal but Labour councillors said trail hunting and exercising packs of hounds was being used as a "loophole" to get round the ban.

The new ban blocks all forms of hunting with animals on any council-owned land.

Brian May

The move was brought forward by Labour councillors and passed by one vote after being opposed by the Conservatives, who control the council in coalition with the Mansfield independents.

The Tories said it was irrelevant because such activity "doesn't happen on council land anyway".

May, who is a vocal animal rights critic, tweeted that the authority was "an example to the whole of Britain".

He said: "Time to move on. Zero tolerance for blood 'sports'. Congratulations Nottinghamshire County Council."

Oliver and Olivia top baby names chart in Notts

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Oliver and Olivia were the most popular names given to newborn boys and girls in Nottinghamshire this year, the county council has revealed.

The authority has rounded off 2018 by releasing a list of top tens related to the services it provides.

Baby twins

It revealed The Midnight Line by Lee Child was its most popular book loaned by its libraries, spaghetti bolognese was its most popular school meal and used car sales was the area most commonly complained about to its trading standards team.

Disabled benefit cuts to go ahead after vote

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

Councillors have voted in favour of the phased introduction of benefit cuts for disabled people in Nottinghamshire at County Hall.

The Conservatives and Mansfield Independent voted for the shake-up - which will see some disabled people asked to pay more towards their care - while Labour and Ashfield Independent voted against.

County Hall meeting

There were cries of "disgrace" and "you might be disabled one day" from protesters at the meeting as the result of the vote was announced.

Protests as council ponders disability benefits shake-up

Gavin Bevis

BBC News

A protest is taking place outside Nottinghamshire's County Hall this morning against the authority's plans to shake-up how it calculates benefits paid to disabled people.

Under the plans, some people with disabilities will be asked to make a greater personal contribution to the cost of their care.


The protesters handed a 1,500 signature petition to the authority ahead of a meeting where it's expected the shake-up will be postponed.