About Tameside Council

Tameside Council

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council is one of ten authorities in Greater Manchester. Together they form AGMA the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities.

Labour retained control of Tameside Council at the 2019 local elections. It holds 51 seats, the Conservatives hold five, with the Green Party holding one. The Executive Leader of the council is Cllr Brenda Warrington.

Parliamentary representation

Tameside is currently covered by three Labour constituencies: Ashton-under-Lyne – Angela Rayner (crosses into Oldham), Denton and Reddish – Andrew Gwynne (crosses into Stockport area) and Stalybridge and Hyde – Jonathan Reynolds.


As of 2011 the overall population was 219,000. Of the 94,953 households in Tameside, 31% were married couples living together, 33% were one-person households, 11% were co-habiting couples and 12% were lone parents. For every 100 females, there were 96.4 males. Of those aged 16 and over in Tameside, 28.1% had no academic qualifications, significantly higher than 22.5% in all of England. 7% of Tameside’s residents were born outside the United Kingdom, significantly lower than the national average of 13.8%. The largest minority group was Asian, at 6.6% of the population.

Average house prices in Tameside are the 5th lowest of the ten boroughs in Greater Manchester and are prices just 60% of the average price for the England. In 2011 Tameside had 161,459 residents aged 16 to 74. 4.3% of these people were students, 4.0% looking after home or family, 6.2% long-term sick or disabled and 2.2% economically inactive for other reasons.

In 2011, of 102,000 residents of Tameside in employment:18% retail and wholesale, 13% manufacturing, 12% health and social work, 8% construction, 8% education, 6% public administration and defence, 5% transport, 5% professional, scientific and technical, 5% administrative, 5% hotels and restaurants, 4% financial, 2% information and communication, 2% real estate, 1% energy and water supply, and 5% others.

More Information


DCS – MilestoneDate
Closing date (contact us if you have seen this opportunity late)Monday 4 October
Technical (First) Interview25/26/27 October TBC
Stakeholder session, Young People panel and Final Panel interview. Tuesday 9 November (all day) TBC


Stephen Cooley

tel: 07747 698 829
email: stephen.cooley@proventureconsulting.co.uk

Mark Tobin

tel: 07717 725 844
email: mark.tobin@proventureconsulting.co.uk