Tamworth

CON Hold
Party Seats Change +/-
Conservative Seats 16 Seats +/- -1
Labour Seats 12 Seats +/- 0
United Kingdom Independence Party Seats 1 Seats +/- +1
Independent Seats 1 Seats +/- 0

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Type
District Council
Seats up
10 seats up for election - Third
Boundary change
No

Latest updates Tamworth Borough Council

05.05.2016

07:01

Polls open in council and PCC elections

Voting begins in elections being held Staffordshire.

12.04.2016

17:41

Call for action on 'eyesore of Tamworth'

People living near a house they've dubbed the 'eyesore of Tamworth' say it's blighting their properties and jeopardising sales.

14.05.2015

13:49

'Offensive' pig sculpture removed

A charity set up in honour of former prime minister Sir Robert Peel is calling for a councillor to return a sculpture of a pig he had removed from a town centre.

11.05.2015

08:14

Conservatives make gains in Midlands

In a reflection of the national result, the Conservatives make gains in council elections in the Midlands.

02.03.2015

09:01

Homes plan for former golf course

A plan to build over 1,000 homes on a golf course in Staffordshire is put forward by a council.

12.02.2015

00:17

The town where wages are soaring

The English town of Tamworth is seeing workers wages soaring and its unemployment levels falling fast.

23.05.2014

21:06

Labour holds two councils in county

Labour retains control of Cannock Chase and Newcastle-under-Lyme councils.
09:20

UKIP's Madge 'proud'

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Tony Madge (UKIP) was elected to the Stonydelph seat in Tamworth.

He told BBC WM: "I'm very proud to be the first UKIP councillor on Tamworth council, I'm very happy.

"I joined UKIP, I like what they did, I've campaigned hard door-to-door and leaflets. It was an amazing result, superb."

05:34

Miliband visit cancelled

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Conservative MP Christopher Pincher tweets: Plans for Ed Miliband to visit Tamworth this morning have, apparently, been cancelled.

The Conservatives retained overall control of the council with 16 seats to Labour's 12.

04:03

The UKIP factor

Patrick Burns
Political editor, West Midlands
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Look at the Midland marginals: At Tamworth Council, which was definitely on the Labour hit list, the Conservatives remain in control partly because of the UKIP factor there. Three gains for UKIP in Walsall - another Labour target authority - and the UKIP factor holding Labour back even in Birmingham. So the UKIP factor has a variegated effect from one place to the next.

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