John Handley, Conservative, lost his seat to Elizabeth Williamson, Ashfield Independents. See https://www.broxtowe.gov.uk/elections-overview//Brinsley Why did this occur? There was a dispute in Brinsley where the Council were not taking the views of the residents into account in the Brinsley Neighbourhood Plan. Ashfield Independents motto is ‘Putting People Before Politics’. That’s needed all over Broxtowe.