Ashfield Independents 26, Independent 2. Mining area including some D.H. Lawrence country, north of Nottingham; includes Lord Byron's ancestral home. Traditionally Labour but Independents did well after 2000.
There are byelections on 6 May in Annesley and Kirkby Woodhouse, and Skegby wards (both held by the Ashfield Independents).
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