Mansfield turns blue as Conservatives dominate in county council elections and Labour is all but decimated

Labour’s Mansfield presence has been all but decimated on Nottinghamshire County Council, on a day that saw the Conservatives turn all but a handful of areas in the county blue.

By Andy Done-Johnson
Monday, 10th May 2021, 8:59 am

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley won the Mansfield North ward by a landslide - with more than 3,070 votes. The ward, which has two representatives on the council, was also won by Anne Callaghan – one of only two Labour candidates to win seats within the district.

The other Labour success was Paul Henshaw in Mansfield West.

Following his victory, Councillor Bradley tweeted: “From zero Councillors to now six out of the nine seats in #Mansfield being blue! Plus, we've gained control of Nottinghamshire County Council and unseated Labour's Leader.

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“Fantastic results. Hugely grateful to our team and to local residents all across Nottinghamshire!”

Meanwhile, Mansfield mayor Andy Abrahams failed to win in Mansfield South – losing out to independent Steve Garner and Conservative Andre Camilleri.

Warsop also turned blue, with a narrow victory from Bethan Eddie – beating Andy Wetton by a little over 60 votes.

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley, who won a seat in the elections

Around Mansfield only Ollerton remained red, while much of Bassetlaw was also lost to the Conservatives – including Labour leader on the county council, Alan Rhodes, losing his Worksop North seat.

Meanwhile, in Ashfield it was a clean sweep for the Ashfield Independents, taking all 10 seats within the district.

Here are the full list of results from Mansfield and the surrounding area:


Warsop - Bethan Sian Eddie (Conservatives) 1,107, Andy Wetton (Labour) 1,046, Ken Bonsall (Trade Union and Coalition) Philip Shields (Independent) 204.

Mansfield East - Robert Cordon (Conservatives) 2,933, Nigel Moxon (Conservatives) 2,110, Martin Wright (Mansfield Independents) 1,274, Hayley Dallman (Labour) 1,241, Mark Fretwell (Labour) 1,089, Vaughan Hopewell (Mansfield Independents) 973, Alexander White (Independent) 191, Michael Dean (Socialist Labour Party) 161, Karen Seymour (Trade Union and Socialist Coalition) 80.

Mansfield West - Sinead Anderson (Conservatives) 1,614, Paul Henshaw (Labour) 1,454, Diana Meale (Labour) 1,301, Paul Marshall (Conservatives) 1,149, Barry Answer (Mansfield Independents) 1,088, Michael Higginson (Independent) 982, David Smith (Mansfield Independents (679), Deborah Hodson (Trade Union and Socialist Alliance) 91, Okronkwo Tooley (Trade Union and Socialist Alliance) 63.

Mansfield North - Ben Bradley (Conservative) 3,072m, Anne Callaghan (Labour) 1,944, John Knight (Conservatives) 1,722, Mick Barton (Mansfield Independents) 1,071, John Coxhead (Labour) 1,060, Steve Bodle (Mansfield Independents) 663, Nina Swanwick (Greens) 180, Jordan Hall (Reform UK) 118, Okronkwo Tooley (Trade Union and Socialist Alliance) 52, Sid Pepper (Alliance for Democracy and Freedom) 51.

Mansfield South - Steve Garner (Independent) 2,222, Andre Camilleri (Conservative) 2,024, Robert Elliman (Conservatives) 1,884, Andy Abrahams (Labour) 1,597, Andy Scissons (Independent) 1,553, Maxi Leigh (Labour) 971, Bill Drewett (Mansfield Independents), Kevin Brown (Mansfield Independents) 378, Sadie Kime (Independent) 209, Thorsten Altenkirch (Lib Dems) 115, Andy Rimmer (Lib Dems) 101, Okronkwo Tooley (Trade Union and Socialist Alliance) 61.

Newark and Sherwood

Blidworth - Tom Smith (Conservatives) 1,094 votes, Yvonne Woodhead (Labour) 1,040, Tina Thompson (Independent) 596, Caroline Kew (Greens) 72.

Southwell - Roger Jackson (Conservatives) 3,060, Karen Roberts (Lib Dems) 1,284, Matthew Spoors (Labour) 883, Helen Clurow (Freedom Alliance) 72.

Ollerton - Mike Pringle (Labour) 1,588, Michael Brown (Conservatives) 1,480, Jeremy Spry (Independent) 97, Mike Poyser (Greens) 93, Marylyn Rayner (Lib Dems) 58.


Kirkby South - Daniel Williamson (Ashfield Independents) 2,074 votes, Donna Gilbert (Labour) 802, Carol Anne Flowers (Conservatives) 686.

Sutton Central and East - Samantha Deakin (Ashfield Independents) 1,737 votes, Alan Flowers (Conservatives) 600, Enid Bakewell (Labour) 561.

Sutton North - Helen Ann Smith (Ashfield Independents) 2,233 votes, Sam Howlett (Conservatives) 834, Linford Gibbons (Labour) 569.

Hucknall West - David Shaw (Ashfield Independents) 1,805, Phil Rostance (Conservatives) 1,202, Stephen Taylor (Labour) 415.

Kirkby North - Andy Meakin (Ashfield Independents) 2.036, Julia Long (Labour) 454, Christine Self (Conservatives) 360.

Sutton West - Tom Hollis (Ashfield Independents) 1,954, Cathay Mason (Labour) 849, Russell Talbot (Conservatives) 734.

Ashfields - Jason Zadrozny (Ashfield Independents) 1,901, Cameron Felton (Conservatives) 606, Stefan Lamb (Labour) 474.

Hucknall North - John Wilmott (Ashfield Independents) 1,866, Kevin Rostance (Conservatives) 733, Pat Ayre (Labour) 596, Martin Hoes (Lib Dems) 78.

Hucknall South - Lee Waters (Ashfield Independents) 1,758, Ria Cash (Labour) 687, Jan Lees (Conservatives) 669, James Harvey (Liberal Democrats) 71.

Selston - David Martin (Ashfield Independents) 1,904, Dawn Justice (Conservatives) 1,893, Katherine Harlow (Labour) 421.

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