THE results of Amber Valley Borough Council election results.
The results are as follows.
23:43 Ripley and Marehay
Ron Ashton - Conservatives: 827 (elected)
Ken Cooper - BNP: 369
Lyndsay Delyth Cox - Labour: 482
(3 votes rejected)
Cllr Ashton says: "I feel magnificent. Many thanks to the people who voted for me. I can do a good job for them. I'm very pleased. I hope to develop Ripley and Marehay in general, and particularly work with businesses for better public transport and more things for the youngsters."
23:50 It has been announced that the late arrival of postal votes has delayed the counting in all other wards. The final result may not be revealed until after 2am.
00.51: There is currently a recount for Aldecar and Waingroves.
01.04: Due to there being just one vote between Chris Emmas-Williams for Labour and Robert Andrew Paul Phillips- Forsyth for Conservative, there is a recount for Codnor and Waingroves Ward.
David Bowley - Conservatives: 1,259 (elected)
Christopher Digby Bown - Lib Dem: 200
Charles Cutting - Labour: 646
Cllr Bowley says: "I am feeling pretty good, we've been working hard for the last couple of years. It's our second term in office. I live in the ward so it's my ward, and so I look at is as; If there's a problem, it's my problem."
Shipley Park, Shipley and Horsley Woodhouse
Eric Lancashire - Labour: 636
Nigel John Mills - Conservatives: 1,188 (elected)
Sally West - Conservatives: 388
John Dudley - BNP: 309
John McCabe - Labour: 660 (elected)
Cllr McCabe says: "I am very excited and would like to thank all the people of Somercotes, and everyone who helped, especally Paul Smith and Brian Little. The results reflect a lot of hard work in Somercotes."
Heage and Ambergate
Juliette Nicola Blake - Conservative: 1,000 (elected)
Peter Charles Arnold - Labour: 463
Cllr Blake says: "I'd like to thank the electorate from the bottom of my heart. I won't let them down. I'm going to continue to work hard for them. I will continue to try to work in their best interests.
"Lots of people in the ward have told me that they're voting for me as a person, even though they wouldn't normally vote conservative and that is very rewarding."
01.19: There is now a third recount for Aldecar and Waingrove, due to there still being a one vote difference between two candidates.
01.40: Codnor and Waingroves
Chris Emmas-Williams- Labour: 573 (elected)
Robert Andrew Paul Phillips-Forsyth - Conservatives: 572
Alan William Warner - BNP: 228
Ben Hobbs - Labour: 286
John Nelson - Conservatives: 894 (elected)
Dave Wells - Green: 292
Kenneth Thomas Armstrong - Labour: 454
Linda Edwards-Millsom - Conservatives: 482
Cliff Roper- BNP: 537 (elected)
Cllr Roper says: "First of all i'd like to thank everyone who has voted for me. I'd put the success down to local dissatisfaction to what Labour are doing in Heanor.
"People feel the the Labour and Conservative parties are out of touch. We've got to try and stop our services from being shut down. Heanor has lost two post offices, a sorting office, and an accident and emergency facility in the past few years."
Ben Rupert Edward Bellamy - Labour: 286
Alan Garthwaite Cox - Conservatives: 797 (elected)
Colin Grimley - Green: 202
Richard Alan Salmon - Lib Dem: 279
Cllr Cox says: "I'm so pleased that all the hard work was worthwhile. The results reflect very well on the conservatives on a local and a national level."
Kilburn, Denby and Holbrook
John Phillip Banks - Lib Dem: 277
Timothy Gerard Benson - Labour: 441
Norman Bull - Conservatives: 1,199 (elected)
Cyril Victor Smith - BNP: 254
Langley Mill and Aldecar
Keith Charles Falconbridge - Lib Dem: 123
Eileen Hamilton - Labour: 408
Terry Thorpe - Conservatives: 423 (elected)
Marlene Bennett - Labour: 872 (elected)
David Cantrill - Conservative: 731
Paul Gibbons - Lib Dem: 206
Heanor and Loscoe
Alan Longdon - Labour: 513 (elected)
Paul William Snell - BNP: 512
Jade Mary-Ann Wiltshire - Conservatives: 417
Cllr Longdon said: "I'm incredibly relieved to have won in such a close vote. It was nice to retain the seat which I won in a by-election two years ago."
"I think we need to continue to work hard for the peoiple of Loscoe. I'm going to work at the grassroots level of the council to get things done."
Lewis Richard Allesbrook - BNP: 727 (elected)
Celia Mary Cox - Labour: 560
Steven Grainger - Conservatives: 412
Sally Ann Macintosh - Lib Dem: 137
Cllr Allsebrook, 24, said: "I'd like to thank everybody who voted for me in Heanor. Hopefully we will now see some positive change in the town.
"People are disatisfied with Labour and the Conservatives and they want the change that hopefully we can offer.
"I will put my whole focus into doing the job in hand."
Karen Allsebrook, Lewis' Mum, said: "I'm very proud of him. He's not always been political but there is not a lot of focus on young people at the moment.
"He wants to make a stand for young people in the country.
"He's been the party organiser for the borough and he's worked very hard on his campaign, putting it all together in four weeks and helping to get two councillors elected.
"If he can do that in four weeks then I'd say everybody needs to watch out."
Labour Group leader Bob Moon said: "We're bitterley disappointed. Heanor has lost two excellent councillors for reasons that I can't understand.
"Celia Cox and Ken Armstrong are two of the finest councillors Heanor has had in it's history and why people don't recognise that I don't understand.
"I think this is a result of national issues rather than local. There is a lot of dissatisfaction with Labour nationally and local people have taken that out on councillors who have served them loyally, efficiently and with a great deal of hard work for many years. It's a tragedy."
Ironville and Riddings
Jack Watson Brown - Conservatives: 900 (elected)
Robert William Johnston - Labour: 636
Parish of Belper North
Ben Rupert Edward Bellamy - Labour: 308
Nick Mothershaw - Conservatives: 753 (elected)
Richard Alan Salmon - Lib Dem: 322
Jon Smith - Monster Raving Looney Party: 170