Tamworth (borough)

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Borough of Tamworth
Borough and Non-metropolitan district
Tamworth Borough Council
Tamworth Borough Council
Tamworth shown within Staffordshire
Tamworth shown within Staffordshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region West Midlands
Non-metropolitan county Staffordshire
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Tamworth
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Tamworth Borough Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Christopher Pincher
Area
 • Total 11.91 sq mi (30.85 km2)
Area rank 308th (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 76,900
 • Rank 292nd (of 326)
 • Density 6,500/sq mi (2,500/km2)
 • Ethnicity 96.5% White British
3.5% Other
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 41UC (ONS)
E07000193 (GSS)
OS grid reference SK207040
Website www.tamworth.gov.uk

Tamworth is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. It is named after Tamworth which is the town in which it covers.

Areas of Tamworth include Amington, Belgrave, Bolehall, Coton Green, Dosthill, Glascote, Stonydelph and Wilnecote. The town of Fazeley despite bordering Tamworth is within the Lichfield District.

The borough is completely unparished.

At the last election in May 2013, the Conservative Party held the borough with 17 councillors and Labour held 12 and there was 1 Independent.[1] The Wp The Mayor Cllr Richard Kingstone is the incumbent Mayor.[2]

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

Election Results[edit]

One third of Tamworth Council is elected each year, followed by one year where there is an election to Staffordshire County Council instead. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 30 councillors have been elected from 10 wards.[3]

Political control[edit]

Since the foundation of the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[4]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1976
No overall control 1976–1978
Conservative 1978–1980
Labour 1980–1983
Conservative 1983–1986
Labour 1986–1987
Conservative 1987–1988
No overall control 1988–1990
Labour 1990–2004
Conservative 2004–present

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1993-1997[edit]

Castle By-Election 20 March 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 1,045 76.0
Conservative 220 16.0
Liberal Democrat 86 6.3
Independent 24 1.8
Majority 825 60.0
Turnout 1,375
Labour hold Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Bolehall By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 515 71.2 -10.1
Conservative 116 16.0 +3.1
Socialist Labour 52 7.2 +7.2
Liberal Democrat 40 5.5 +5.5
Majority 399 55.2
Turnout 723 13.2
Labour hold Swing
Castle By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 551 71.9 -5.1
Conservative 99 12.6 +1.9
Socialist Labour 58 7.6 +7.6
Liberal Democrat 58 7.6 -4.7
Majority 452 59.3
Turnout 766 13.6
Labour hold Swing
Trinity By-Election 30 October 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 532 63.2 +0.4
Conservative 260 30.9 +2.4
Liberal Democrat 50 5.9 -2.8
Majority 272 32.3
Turnout 842 16.5
Labour hold Swing
Spital By-Election 10 December 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative 610 55.6 +13.5
Labour 405 36.9 -12.4
Liberal Democrat 82 7.5 -1.1
Majority 205 18.7
Turnout 1,097 19.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Stoneydelph By-Election 10 December 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 240 73.9 +36.0
Conservative 67 20.6 +13.5
Liberal Democrat 18 5.5 +3.8
Majority 173 53.3
Turnout 325 6.9
Labour gain from Independent Swing
Amington By-Election 14 December 2000[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Smith 415 46.3 +8.3
Conservative Diane Wells 359 40.1 -21.9
Independent 82 9.2 +9.2
Liberal Democrat Jennifer Pinkett 40 4.5 +4.5
Majority 56 6.2
Turnout 896 13.6
Labour hold Swing

2001-2005[edit]

Trinity By-Election 17 July 2003[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mick Oates 478 49.2 +0.2
Labour Pat Dix 351 36.2 +0.0
Liberal Democrat 141 14.5 -0.3
Majority 127 13.0
Turnout 970 16.8
Conservative hold Swing

2005-2009[edit]

Castle By-Election 8 November 2007[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marion Couchman 619 40.3 +2.1
Conservative Ian Stuart 613 39.9 -7.7
BNP Lynne Smith 208 13.6 +13.6
Liberal Democrat Jenny Pinkett 95 6.2 -8.0
Majority 6 0.4
Turnout 1,535 27.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°37′59″N 1°41′42″W / 52.633°N 1.695°W / 52.633; -1.695

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Election, Tamworth". BBC. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mayor of Tamworth". Tamworth.gov.uk. Retrieved 20-08-14.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Elections". Tamworth Borough Council. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Tamworth". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-09-13. 
  5. ^ "Tamworth". BBC Online. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  6. ^ Cartledge, James (2000-12-15). "It's victory for Labour - after a recount". Birmingham Mail. p. 1. 
  7. ^ "Joy for Tories". Birmingham Mail. 2003-07-18. p. 2. 
  8. ^ "Councillor helped in BNP campaign". icTamworth.co.uk. 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2009-09-13.