Borough of Tamworth
|Borough of Tamworth|
|Borough and Non-metropolitan district|
Tamworth Borough Council
Tamworth shown within Staffordshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Tamworth Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Christopher Pincher|
|• Total||11.91 sq mi (30.85 km2)|
|Area rank||308th (of 326)|
|Population (mid-2014 est.)|
|• Rank||294th (of 326)|
|• Density||6,500/sq mi (2,500/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||96.5% White British
|Time zone||GMT (UTC0)|
|• Summer (DST)||BST (UTC+1)|
|ONS code||41UC (ONS)
|OS grid reference|
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. As of July 2016[update], the political make up of the council is 20 Conservative, 7 Labour, and 3 UK Independence Party (UKIP). The Mayor for 2015/16 is Cllr Maureen Gant.
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.