Ashfield District Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

  1. Deputy council leader denies charges

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    The deputy leader of Ashfield District Council and county councillor Thomas Hollis is set to face trial next year after pleading not guilty to harassment and motoring offences.

    Mr Hollis appeared at Nottingham Magistrates' Court this morning, where he denied two counts of harassment, one count of driving without due care or attention and one count of resisting arrest.

    A charge of assaulting a police officer with intent to resist arrest was dropped by prosecutors.

    The 27-year-old, who represents the Huthwaite and Brierley ward for the district council and the Sutton West ward for the county council, will return to the same court in May, and has been granted unconditional bail.

    Thomas Hollis Ashfield
  2. Deputy council leader called to court

    Hugh Casswell

    Political reporter, BBC Radio Nottingham

    The deputy leader of Ashfield District Council has been given a court summons for two offences of harassment.

    Ashfield Independent's Tom Hollis, 27, will appear before magistrates in Nottingham in December.

    It follows reports of a series of incidents in May of this year on the road where he lives in Sutton-in-Ashfield.

    Mr Hollis denies the allegations.

    Tom Hollis
  3. Two council chairmen die from coronavirus

    Liam Barnes

    BBC News

    Two leaders of East Midlands councils have died after being diagnosed with coronavirus.

    Anthony Brewer, who led Ashfield District Council in Nottinghamshire, died aged 74, the authority confirmed.

    A member of the Ashfield Independent Party and ward councillor for Skegby, the council said the 74-year-old "will be remembered as a caring, funny, dedicated councillor who wore his chains with great pride".

    In Derbyshire, Duffield Parish Council said its chairman, Colin Thompson, died on Sunday.

    The Liberal Democrat member had been re-elected to the council last year, having previously served as a councillor in the 1990s.

    Anthony Brewer
  4. Video content

    Video caption: Ashfield Council: Independents take control from Labour

    Last month’s local elections saw the rise of smaller parties, with a warning to larger parties about holding on to their traditional safe seats.

  5. Brexit confusion blamed for Labour loss

    BBC Radio Nottingham

    The Labour leader of Ashfield District Council feels the party has been punished for confusion over its position on Brexit.

    Graph showing Ashfield results

    Cheryl Butler lost her seat in yesterday's local election. She told the BBC it is now time for her party to back a confirmatory referendum.

    She said: "I think it's time that decisions are made. I voted to remain and I think that we need to look at a way forward and I think for me that is a vote on the deal."

  6. Ashfield Independents success 'vindication of hard work'

    Gavin Bevis

    BBC News

    Ashfield Independents enjoyed a hugely successful night, securing 30 out of 35 seats at Ashfield District Council.

    Leader Jason Zadrozny told BBC Radio Nottingham: "Politics has been a bit of a mess in Ashfield for the last few years but this is a vindication of what we've done over the last year.

    "We've worked damn hard to show that we can make a difference to all our towns and Ashfield Independents have done that in spectacular style tonight."

    Ashfield Independents celebrate passing the finishing line
  7. Councils prop up finances with property purchases

    East Midlands Today

    Three Nottinghamshire councils spent a combined total of nearly £115m on investment properties in the last financial year to raise cash from rents and help offset cuts to their budgets.

    Government figures show Nottingham City Council spent around £95m and Rushcliffe nearly £4.5m.

    The Charlecote Pheasant

    Ashfield District Council spent about £15m, including buying a hotel near Stratford-upon-Avon.

    The council leader said another £80m would be invested in property over the next four years.