Cannock Chase District

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Cannock Chase District
Non-metropolitan district
Cannock Chase shown within Staffordshire
Cannock Chase shown within Staffordshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region West Midlands
Non-metropolitan county Staffordshire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Cannock
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Cannock Chase Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Labour)
 • MPs Aidan Burley
Area
 • Total 30.5 sq mi (78.9 km2)
Area rank 244th (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 97,600
 • Rank 237th (of 326)
 • Density 3,200/sq mi (1,200/km2)
 • Ethnicity 97.3% White
1.2% S.Asian
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 41UB (ONS)
E07000192 (GSS)
OS grid reference SK0200614806
Website www.cannockchasedc.gov.uk

Cannock Chase is a local government district in England. It covers a large part of Cannock Chase forest and the towns of Cannock, Rugeley and Hednesford.

There are several parish and town councils in the district:

Cannock, which covers around 30% of the population, includes the parish of Bridgtown but the rest of Cannock is unparished.

Until the 2010 general election the parliamentary constituency of Cannock Chase consisted of Cannock Chase district plus the adjacent village of Huntington. From 2010 onwards the constituency has exactly the same boundaries as the district.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Cannock and Rugeley urban districts, and Brindley Heath from Lichfield Rural District.

Since 2011, Cannock Chase has formed part of both the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (along with neighbouring authorities Birmingham, Bromsgrove, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Redditch, Solihull, Tamworth and Wyre Forest), and Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Political control[edit]

The Labour Party has controlled the council since gaining an overall majority in the 2012 elections. The table below shows the status of the parties since the beginning of 2010. This includes district council election results, highlighted in red, as well as defections.

Date Labour Conservative Lib Dem UKIP Independent
23 May 2014[1] 25 5 3 6 2
22 May 2014[2] 25 6 3 6 1
18 February 2014[3] 24 9 3 3 2
30 July 2013[4] 24 9 4 3 1
22 July 2013[5] 24 10 4 2 1
4 July 2013[6] 24 12 4 0 1
3 May 2012[7] 24 12 5 0 0
February 2012[8] 17 13 9 0 2
5 May 2011[9] 17 13 11 0 0
26 August 2010[10] 14 10 17 0 0
6 May 2010[11] 13 11 17 0 0
22 February 2010[12] 14 7 19 0 1
26 January 2010[13] 14 9 17 0 1
22 January 2010[14] 14 9 18 0 0
18 January 2010[15] 14 10 17 0 0
1 January 2010 14 12 15 0 0

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ following the defection of Jodie Jones of the Rawnsley ward from the Conservatives to Independent
  2. ^ district council election: one third of council to be elected. Lab +1 Con -3 UKIP +3 Independent -1
  3. ^ following the defection of Danny Davies of the Etching Hill and the Heath ward from the Liberal Democrats to Independent
  4. ^ following the defection of Linda Whitehouse of the Rawnsley ward from the Conservatives to UKIP
  5. ^ following the defection of Anne and John Bernard of the Hawks Green ward from the Conservatives to UKIP
  6. ^ following the defection of Michael Grocott of the Western Springs ward from the Liberal Democrats to Independent
  7. ^ district council election: one third of council to be elected. L/D -4 Lab +7 Con -1 Liberal -2
  8. ^ following the defection of Diane Bennett of the Cannock West ward and Tony Williams of the Hagley ward from the Liberal Democrats to the Liberal Party
  9. ^ district council elections: one third of council to be elected. L/D -6 Lab +3 Con +3.
  10. ^ following the death of Conservative councillor John Jillings in the Heath Hayes and Wimblebury ward and subsequent by election win for Labour's Dianne Todd
  11. ^ district council elections: one third of council to be elected. L/D -2 Lab -1 Con +3 Ind -1 (Independent Lisa Pearce stood as Conservative but lost her seat).
  12. ^ following the defection of Michael Freeman of the Cannock West ward and Wendy Yates of the Hednesford Green Heath ward from the Conservatives to Liberal Democrats.
  13. ^ following the defection of Lisa Pearce of the Hednesford Green Heath ward from the Liberal Democrats to Independent.
  14. ^ following the defection of Mark Green of the Cannock South ward from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats.
  15. ^ following the defection of Diane Bennet of the Cannock West ward and Keith Bennet of the Hawks Green ward from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats.

Coordinates: 52°43′50″N 1°58′13″W / 52.73056°N 1.97028°W / 52.73056; -1.97028