East Staffordshire District
East Staffordshire shown within Staffordshire
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Admin HQ||Burton upon Trent|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||East Staffordshire Borough Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative Party)|
|• MPs||Andrew Griffiths, Michael Fabricant|
|• Total||150.6 sq mi (390.0 km2)|
|Area rank||101st (of 317)|
|• Rank||196th (of 317)|
|• Density||790/sq mi (300/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||93.9% White|
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||41UC (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
The borough was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the former county borough of Burton upon Trent with Urban District of Uttoxeter, and Rural Districts of Tutbury and Uttoxeter.
Since 2011, East Staffordshire has formed part of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership along with neighbouring authorities Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, Redditch, Solihull, Tamworth and Wyre Forest.
There are 39 councillors representing 21 wards in East Staffordshire. Most wards have either one or two councillors, but a few have three. The number of councillors is loosely based on the population size in that area.
As of 28 September 2017, East Staffordshire is controlled by the Conservative party with an overall majority of 15 councilors. The Conservative party have 26 councillors, the Labour party have 12 councillors and the Liberal Democrats have one councillor.
There are two railway stations in the Borough, Burton-on-Trent on the Cross Country Route and Uttoxeter on the Crewe to Derby Line, There is also a station serving Tutbury, also on the Crewe to Derby Line called Tutbury and Hatton. This is in the South Derbyshire district.