STOCKTON-ON-TEES (No overall control) Council leader and deputy leader are Labour and the Cabinet is formed of 7 Labour (including the Council Leader) and 2 Ingleby Barwick Independent Society (IBIS)
5 May 2011 Lab 27, Con 12, Thornaby Independent Association 6, Ingleby Barwick Independent Society 5, Lib Dem 4, Billingham Independent Association 2 3 April 2015 Lab 27, Con 11, Thornaby Independent Association 6, Ingleby Barwick Independent Society 5, Lib Dem 4, Billingham Independent Association 2, UKIP 1
At the annual meeting on 25 May 2011, the Council elected a Labour Mayor and a Deputy Mayor from the Billingham Independent Association.
The Council went on to appoint a Labour Leader of the Council and he appointed a further 8 members to the Cabinet (6 Labour and 2 Ingleby Barwick Independent Society). The Deputy Leader is Labour. The Cabinet make-up remains the same today.
7 February 2013 – Village – Thornaby Independent Association hold Mick Moore (Thornaby Independent Association) elected Caused by the death of Mick Eddy (Thornaby Independent Association), who had been ill for some time. His deteriorating health had recently led him to step down as town mayor of Thornaby.
On 23 September 2013, it was reported that Mark Chatburn (Yarm) had left the Conservatives to join UKIP, claiming that the Government’s failure to tackle North-East unemployment and housing policies had resulted in “unwanted and unneeded” proposed schemes around the ward.
Simply we turned out the Labour vote quite effectively in our traditional areas and won a few council seats on the back of it. 19000 was a respectable vote.
Unfortunately as the record shows it was nowhere near enough being 5000 behind the Tories who took the vote in their own areas plus the traditional third party areas too...
19000 was a terrible result. A 5% swing against you and a decline in number of votes when you are in opposition is disastrous. Sorry - thats the honest truth. Not that I think it was your fault at all.