City Independents, Conservative & UKIP coalition takes control

We are pleased to inform you that after a successful annual council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council now has a new administration. The coalition that has now taken power on the City Council include Conservative, City Independent and UKIP Councillors.

Conservative Councillor Abi Brown is now Deputy Leader of the City Council, with the portfolio of finance, whilst Conservative Councillor Jack Brereton will take a cabinet position with responsibility for regeneration and transport.

The Conservative Group now stands at 7 Councillors on the Council, making us the third largest group overall and the second largest group in the coalition.

The following parts of the city now have a Conservative Councillor;
Baddeley, Milton and Norton (3 member ward): Cllr Brereton (re-elected) & Cllr Evans.
Lightwood North & Normacot: Cllr Maqsoom
Meir Hay: Cllr Beardmore
Meir Park: Cllr Brown (re-elected)
Hanford & Trentham (2 member ward): Cllr Jellyman
Weston Coyney: Cllr Irving 

We have gained five seats on the City Council. With three of those gains coming from the Labour Party, we denied Labour an overall victory on 7th May and Conservatives across the city can all be proud of that fact.

However, the good news continues as we did not only get a great result locally. On General Election Night, we halved Labour’s majority in Stoke-on-Trent South to just over 2,500 votes, whilst our candidate there, Joe Rich, scored more votes than the elected Labour MP for Stoke Central, Tristram Hunt. We also saw a fantastic result in Stoke-on-Trent North where we came second, and again halved, Labour’s majority to only 4,800 votes (down from 8,230 in 2010).

We’d like to thank all those who helped us achieve these fantastic results and we’d also like to welcome all new members of the party who have joined us over the past few weeks! Making us one of the fastest growing political parties in Stoke-on-Trent! Remember, without your membership and support, we would not have been able to achieve these great results.

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