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Labour has taken control of Broxtowe Borough Council for the first time in 20 years.

Rushcliffe, the former constituency of political heavyweight Ken Clarke looked under threat this afternoon, however the Tory’s were able to keep their majority with 25 seats.

The results have been flowing in thick and fast on Friday afternoon for both Nottingham City Council and the seven Nottinghamshire Borough Councils.

We have been covering the events live, as they happen.

Here are some of the most interesting stories to develop so far:

The Ashfield results are in:

After finishing the count yesterday, the Ashfield Independents remain in control.

The Ashfield Independents have gained two seats since the last election, now controlling 32 out of the 35 seats.

Mansfield Mayor is re-elected:

Andrew Abrahams has been re-elected with a total of 9,987 votes, with over 4,000 more votes than his closest competitor, Andre Camilleri who had 5,832 votes.

Mr Abrahams said: “I want to thank the people of Mansfield who have put their faith in me.

“I will promise we will work had to achieve and improve the lives of all people across the Mansfield district.”

Bassetlaw results are in:

Labour control a total of 38 out of the 48 seats available.

The Conservatives gain two seats, whilst Labour gained three.

Independents lose four whilst the Liberal Democrats lost their only seat.

Nottingham City Council Results start to arrive:

Labour hold Bilborough, Leen Valley, Castle, Meadows, Hyson Green & Arb, St Ann’s, and Bulwell Forest as well as taking one seat in Clifton West.

Nottingham Independents hold Clifton East.

Independent, Andrew Rule keeps his seat in Clifton West.

Broxtowe results are in:

Labour have gained control from the Conservatives for the first time in twenty years.

Labour have 26 seats to the conservatives 10, followed by the liberal democrats with 5 and 3 independents.

Gedling results are in:

Gedling remains in the control of Labour.

Labour hold 28 out of the 41 seats, with the Conservatives keeping seven and Liberal Democrats taking four.

Rushcliffe comes down to the wire:

Conservatives looked worried in Rushcliffe this afternoon, normally a conservative stronghold.

The Tory’s managed to keep 25 seats, needing 23 to keep their majority.

At one point, the Conservatives looked to be in trouble needing three of the remaining eight wards.

Sources were certainly right, telling Hugh Casswell “Its going to be very close”.

If the Conservatives had lost Rushcliffe, it would have been a tell-tale sign of what Labour hoped for in the next general election.

It is unclear where Newark and Sherwood stand

Mansfield continues to count

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