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Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
A third of the seats in Tameside were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.
Election 2018 Results
|Party||Elected in 2018||Total councillors||Change|
|Elected in 2018 17||Total councillors 51||ChangeNo results|
|Elected in 2018 2||Total councillors 6||ChangeNo results|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
More than 50,000 affordable homes will be built in Greater Manchester by 2038 under new plans to tackle the region's "housing crisis".
The revised plans come after huge protests over a previous proposal for 225,000 new properties.
Mayor Andy Burnham said 30,000 of the 50,000 new homes would be social housing.
He also announced a number of transport plans, including the expansion of the Metrolink tram system.
Members of Tameside Council have been urged to stop "slagging each other off" online - as it emerged one was taunted with pictures of Britney Spears.
Councillor Jim Fitzpatrick said Liam Billington had accused him of being "obsessed" with the US pop star.
The episode was among several which had offended members and "could be deemed bullying", a meeting heard.
Councillor Ged Cooney led calls for the Labour-run authority to update its "weak" social media code of conduct.
Mr Cooney heard reports of members calling each other liars online, or bringing up their sexuality amid political debates.
Tameside Council says Mossley Hollins High School and Buckton Vale Primary School will be closed today due to the ongoing fire on the moors above Stalybridge and Mossley.
Both schools are in touch with parents and carers.