Borough of Tamworth

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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 (mid-2016 est.)
 • Total 77,000
 • Rank 296th (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.

The borough council has been Conservative-controlled since 2004, but was Labour-controlled since the early 1980s.[1] At the last election, May 2016, the Conservative Party held the borough. The council is now made up of with 20 Conservative councillors, 7 Labour Councillors and 3 UKIP councillors.[2] The Mayor for 2015/16 is Cllr Ken Norci (Labour).[3]

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. Tamworth is also a non-constituent member of the West Midlands Combined Authority.[4]

Tamworth Council elects by thirds. Meaning there is an election of 1 councillor for each of the 10 wards over a three-year period. The fourth year see elections to Staffordshire County Council.[5] Councillors are elected for a four-year term.

The council has a cabinet system of governance,[6] the Leader of the council is Cllr Daniel Cook and the Deputy Leader is Cllr Robert Pritchard.[7]

Elections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tamworth Historic Election Results" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Elections 2016 | Tamworth Borough Council". www.tamworth.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  3. ^ "Mayor | Tamworth Borough Council". www.tamworth.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  4. ^ "West Midlands Combined Authority - Who's included?". westmidlandscombinedauthority.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  5. ^ "Election news | Tamworth Borough Council". www.tamworth.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  6. ^ "Committee structure". 2016-11-17. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  7. ^ "Committee details - Cabinet". 2016-11-17. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 

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