|East Staffordshire District|
East Staffordshire shown within Staffordshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Admin HQ||Burton upon Trent|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||East Staffordshire Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Labour and Independent)|
|• MPs||Michael Fabricant
|• Total||150.6 sq mi (390.0 km2)|
|Area rank||104th (of 326)|
|Population (mid-2014 est.)|
|• Rank||195th (of 326)|
|• Density||770/sq mi (300/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||93.9% White
|Time zone||GMT (UTC0)|
|• Summer (DST)||BST (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||41UC (ONS)
|OS grid reference|
East Staffordshire is a local government district with borough status in Staffordshire in England. It has two main towns, Burton upon Trent, famous for its breweries, and Uttoxeter, renowned for its racecourse.
The borough was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the former county borough of Burton upon Trent with Urban District of Uttoxeter, and Rural Districts of Tutbury and Uttoxeter.
Since 2011, East Staffordshire has formed part of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership along with neighbouring authorities Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Redditch, Solihull, Tamworth and Wyre Forest.
Wards within East Staffordshire
There are 39 councilors representing 21 wards in East Staffordshire. Most wards have either one or two councilors but a few have three. How many councilors each ward has is loosely based on the population size in that area.
As of 9th May 2015, East Staffordshire is controlled by the Conservative party with an overall majority of 14 councilors. The Conservative party represent 25 wards, the Labour party represent 12 wards, the Liberal Democrats represent 1 ward with the last remaining ward being represented for the first time, in the history of East Staffordshire, by UKIP.
You can view all the councilors here
There are two railway stations in the Borough, Burton-on-Trent on the Cross Country Route and Uttoxeter on the Crewe to Derby Line, There is also a station serving Tutbury, also on the Crewe to Derby Line called Tutbury and Hatton. This is in the South Derbyshire district.