No change in the make-up of Tameside's council chamber. The Conservatives held their two seats (Hyde Werneth held by Conservative group leader John Bell and Stalybridge South by Clive Patrick.). In the other 17 wards bears defecated in the woods when the results were announced.
Despite a good effort by "Shameside" organisation (??)( is it an organisation???) to get tactical voting the Labour defeat did not occur. In 9 wards a costly UKIP / Conservative clash was avoided, but to no ends. The bus was missed and the gravy train pulled out of the Town Hall for another run around Tameside. "The Red Flag" being replaced by " Gimme Gimme Gimme"