LiveNottinghamshire County Council elections 2021 LIVE: Who are the new councillors in Bassetlaw?
Bassetlaw residents are set to find out who has been elected to represent them at Nottinghamshire County Council for the next four years.
Polling stations were open all day yesterday (Thursday, May 6) giving people the chance to choose who they want as their Bassetlaw councillor.
Notinghamshire is currently governed by a coalition between the Conservative Party and the Independents- a result of a poor showing for Labour as mining communities deattached from traditional political parties in 2017.
Two interesting seats this year will be Retford East and Retford West.
In 2017, Conservative Steve Vickers was elected for Retord East with 1,328 votes, while Labour's Pam Skelding lost out by just 37 votes with 1,291.
Conservative Mike Quigley was elected with 1,411 votes in Retford West, followed close behind by Labour's Darrell Eduard Pulk with 1,357 votes.
There are nine County Council seats up for grabs in Bassetlaw, but we’ll be announcing the results in full on our live blog – so keep checking back as they come in.
The count begins at 10am.
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Nottinghamshire County Council elections 2021 LIVE: Who are the new councillors in Bassetlaw?
Last updated: Friday, 07 May, 2021, 18:17
- Major losses for Labour as Conservatives seize strongholds Worksop North and Worksop South
Labour’s Worksop presence has weakened considerably on Nottinghamshire County Council during a day that saw the Conservatives turn all but a handful of areas in the county blue.
3.27pm: John Ogle, who retained his Tuxford seat for the Conservatives with 2,335 votes, has released a statement. He said: “I am delighted by the result in the County Council election and look forward to working with old friends and the newly elected councillors in Worksop. I thank the community of Tuxford and the surrounding Trent rural area for their confidence in re-electing me. The new administration will be looking to deliver their services efficiently and effectively. I shall continue working with Via and seek an improvement of the roads with the new repair and surfacing methods which we intend to use. I shall also work to increase safety of the roads in the next foyr years. I will be working with Tuxford Town Council and their ambition to deliver a community centre, and investigate directing lorries to safer routes to avoid residential areas.”
3.15pm: Sheila Place, who retained her Blyth and Harworth seat for Labour with 1,333 votes, says she thinks Brexit is to blame for Labour’s devastating losses in Bassetlaw today. “People knew our stance on remaining the EU,” she said, “and I think a lot of that is reflected in the results. The Conservatives have promised to drive us out and that’s what they’re doing. Soon we might end up being the minority party. It’s unheard of and things are going to become very unsettled. But I’ll continue to serve residents as I’ve always done. I’ve been doing this for 24 years now. I want to and enjoy helping people and that’s what keeps me going.”
The Conservatives have won the Nottinghamshire County Council election.
2.08pm: BASSETLAW DISTRICT COUNCIL BY-ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED
Further victories for the Tories in the by-election:
Conservatives: Gerald Bowers - 454 votes (ELECTED)
Liberal Democrats: Leon Duveen - 74 votes
Independent: Michael Gray - 193 votes
Conservative: Denise Depledge - 422 votes (ELECTED)
Liberal Democrats: Richard Harris - 107 votes
Labour: Laura Sanders - 134 votes
Tuxford and Trent
Labour: David Naylor - 472 votes
Liberal Democrats: James Nixon - 75 votes
Lewis Stanniland: Conservative Party - 745 votes (ELECTED)
The Conservatives have seized Labour’s Worksop North stronghold from the party’s group leader and stalwart Alan Rhodes in the Nottinghamshire County Council elections.
Many our of our readers live in Derbyshire areas we cover such as Whitwell, Creswell and Clowne. Here’s a look at how the elections are panning out in our neighbouring county
Local elections 2021: Who are the new councillors on Derbyshire County Council for wards near to Worksop?
Here are the results in the Derbyshire County Council election for the wards near Worksop.
12.44pm: Mike Quigley, who has retained his seat in Retford West for the Conservatives, said: “I’m proud to represent the people of Retford West as I have done over the last few years and help as many people as I can. It’s encouraging that people have seen through Labour’s scare tactics about Bassetlaw Hospital being at risk, which is entirely not true, and the Labour leader losing his seat was another added bonus. Worksop South was a Conservative seat for many years so we are pleased to see it back in the fold.”
12.33pm: WORKSOP NORTH RESULT ANNOUNCED
CONSERVATIVE GAIN- The last Bassetlaw result is perhaps the most shocking as Labour group leader Alan Rhodes loses his Worksop North seat to Conservative Callum Bailey with 1,711 votes
Votes are as follows:
Conservative: Callum Bailey - 1,711 votes
Labour: Alan Rhodes - 1,557 votes
Liberal Democrats: Simon Russell - 80 votes
Reform UK: Paul Scopeletti - 90 votes
Voter turnout: 35.13%
12.27pm: RETFORD WEST RESULT ANNOUNCED
CONSERVATIVE HOLD, Retford remains blue as Mike Introna elected with 1,624 votes
Liberal Democrats: Jennifer Coggles - 117 votes
Reform UK: Martin Introna - 114 votes
Conservative: Mike Introna - 1,624
Labour: Helen Richards - 1,412
Voter turnout: 35.47%
12.20pm: MISTERTON RESULT ANNOUNCED
CONSERVATIVE HOLD as Tracey Taylor retains Misterton for the party with a sweeping 2,835 votes
Labour: Jack Bowker - 878 votes
Liberal Democrats: Paul Dobbie - 278 votes
Conservative: Tracey Taylor - 2,835 votes
Voter turnout: 38.37%
12.14pm: Labour’s Glynn Gilfoyle is the first electee to speak to the Guardian as the results fly in. He retained Worksop East with 1,394 votes. He said: “I am so proud to represent Worksop East and would like to thank everyone for their continued support. I will continue working as I do for the electorate.” Coun Gilfoyle says his priorities will be tackling concerns surrounding road repairs, crime in the area particularly drug use, and escalating costs that threaten quality social and child care for residents.