Gloria De Piero was Ashfield's incumbent going into this election and had a wafer thin majority. She stood down rather than contest the seat and it turned out to be a wise move. The Labour vote plummeted and the Tories ended up taking the seat despite haemorrhaging 1,600 votes themselves. It was a strange place to come to be asking voters why they switched to the Conservatives because in this case most Labour votes were lost to the Ashfield Independents who finished second.
Ashfield general election 2019
Lee Anderson (Con) 19,231 (39.3%) -2.4%
Jason Zadrozny (Ind) 13,498 (27.6%) +18.4%
Natalie Fleet (Lab) 11,971 (24.4%) -18.1%
Martin Daubney (Brexit) 2,501 (5.1%) New
Rebecca Wain (Lib Dem) 1,105 (2.3%) +0.3%
Rose Woods (Green) 674 (1.4%) +0.6%