The Conservative Party have retained control of Tamworth Borough Council for a further year despite the national media claiming the Labour Party would take back control for the first time since 2004.
After months of hard and continued campaigning across Tamworth, the Conservative Party retained control of the council with a reduced majority of 2 from their previous 3 after losing Amington and Stonydelph; however, the party won Belgrave for the first time since 2008.
Two new councillors will join the Conservative benches after Joy Goodall won in Belgrave and John Chesworth won Spital ward and former Mayor of Tamworth Michael Oates is also returning as a Borough Councillor after winning Trinity.
Unfortunately, current Mayor of Tamworth, John Garner, was not so lucky after finishing second in Amington, the ward he has presented on and off for over 35 years.
The other successful Conservative candidates were Cllr Allan Lunn in Castle ward, Cllr Michael Greatorex in Mercian ward and Cllr Tina Clements in Wilnecote ward.
The first meeting of the new council will take place at Tamworth’s Town Hall on Thursday 5th June at 18:00 when all of the Conservative councillors will continue on the controlling benches.