Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council elections are generally held three years out of every four, with a third of the council being elected each time. Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority for the metropolitan borough of Tameside in Greater Manchester, England. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 57 councillors have been elected from 19 wards.[1] New ward boundaries have been prepared to take effect from the 2023 election.[2]

Political control

Tameside was created under the Local Government Act 1972 as a metropolitan borough, with Greater Manchester County Council providing county-level services. The first election to the council was held in 1973, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 1974. Greater Manchester County Council was abolished in 1986 and Tameside became a unitary authority. Political control of the council since 1973 has been held by the following parties:[3][4]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1976
Conservative 1976–1979
Labour 1979–present

Leadership

The leaders of the council since 1974 have been:[5]

Councillor Party From To
Percy Travis Labour 1974 1976
Colin Grantham Conservative 1976 1979
K. Newton Labour 1979 1980
Roy Oldham[6][7] Labour 1980 25 May 2010
Kieran Quinn[8][9] Labour 25 May 2010 25 Dec 2017
Brenda Warrington[10] Labour 31 Jan 2018 16 May 2022
Ged Cooney Labour 24 May 2022

Council elections

By-election results

Denton South By-election 29 June 2006[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Walter Downs 900 52.2 -9.3
Conservative Thomas Jones 346 20.1 -18.4
BNP Anthony Jones 316 18.3 +18.3
Liberal Democrats David Barber 115 6.7 +6.7
Green Nigel Rolland 47 2.7 +2.7
Majority 554 32.1
Turnout 1,724 20.5
Labour hold Swing
Stalybridge North By-election 29 June 2006[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Roberts 773 45.6 -2.2
Conservative David Buckley 427 25.2 -8.2
BNP Paul Hindley 283 16.7 +16.7
Green Jean Smee 137 8.1 -10.7
Liberal Democrats Peter Ball-Foster 75 4.4 +4.4
Majority 346 20.4
Turnout 1,695 18.8
Labour hold Swing
Hyde Newton By-election 5 February 2009[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Fitzpatrick 1,379 45.6 +9.0
BNP Rosalind Gauci 889 29.4 +1.9
Conservative John Welsh 485 16.0 -7.8
Liberal Democrats Peter Ball-Foster 172 5.7 -6.5
Green Nigel Rolland 69 2.3 +2.3
UKIP Angela McManus 33 1.1 +1.1
Majority 490 16.2
Turnout 3,027 32.0
Labour hold Swing
Denton North East By-election 30 July 2009[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Denise Ward 1,258 47.8 +2.3
Conservative Floyd Paterson 660 25.1 -11.3
BNP Rosalind Gauci 358 13.6 +13.6
UKIP John Cooke 193 7.3 +7.3
Green Rachell Lucas 164 6.2 +6.
Majority 598 22.7
Turnout 2,633 31.5
Labour hold Swing
Longdendale By-election 30 September 2010[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janet Cooper 1,275 48.96
Conservative Robert Adlard 1083 41.59
Green Melaine Roberts 99 3.80
BNP Anthony Jones 80 3.07
UKIP Kevin Misell 67 2.57
Majority 192 7.37
Turnout 2,604 33
Labour hold Swing
Droylsden East By-election 26 October 2017[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David John Mills 1,064 60.3 +8.9
Conservative Matt Stevenson 577 32.7 +23.6
Liberal Democrats Shaun Clive Offerman 63 3.6 +3.6
Green Jean Margaret Smee 60 3.4 -2.5
Majority 487 27.6
Turnout 1,764 19.8
Labour hold Swing
Droylsden East By-election 8 March 2018[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laura Boyle 986 61.5
Conservative Matt Stevenson 489 30.5
Green Annie Train 98 6.1
Liberal Democrats Sahun Offerman 30 1.9
Majority 497
Turnout 1,603 18
Ashton Waterloo By-election 6 September 2018[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pauline Hollinshead 889 52.5
Green Lee Huntbach 448 26.4
Conservative Therese Costello 357 21.1
Majority 441
Turnout 1,694

References

  1. ^ "The Borough of Tameside (Electoral Changes) Order 2004", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, SI 2004/127, retrieved 2 September 2022
  2. ^ "The Tameside (Electoral Changes) Order 2022", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, SI 2022/661, retrieved 2 September 2022
  3. ^ "Compositions calculator". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Tameside". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 27 September 2009.
  5. ^ "Council minutes". Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  6. ^ Pleasant, Steven (22 July 2010). "Roy Oldham obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  7. ^ Carr, Sue (17 May 2010). "Council leader Roy Oldham ousted after 30 years". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  8. ^ Rucki, Alexandra (26 December 2017). "Tameside council leader Kieran Quinn dies after suffering heart attack whilst delivering Christmas cards". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  9. ^ Pleasant, Steven (5 February 2018). "Kieran Quinn obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  10. ^ "Tameside Council leader resigns after 'hostile takeover'". BBC News. 17 May 2022. Retrieved 2 September 2022.
  11. ^ "Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  12. ^ a b "By-Election Results for Denton South and Stalybridge North Wards". Tameside.gov.uk. Retrieved 27 September 2009.
  13. ^ "Labour increase majority in by-election". Tameside Advertiser. 6 February 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2009.[dead link]
  14. ^ "Labour hold on in by-election". Tameside Advertiser. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 27 September 2009.
  15. ^ "By-Election Results, Longdendale: Thursday, 30 September 2010". tameside.moderngov.co.uk. Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  16. ^ "Election results 26 October 2017". Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. 26 October 2017. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Election results for Droylsden East: Droylsden East By-Election - Thursday, 8th March, 2018". Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. 8 March 2018. Archived from the original on 17 March 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Ashton Waterloo Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 17 April 2022.