Simon Tagg said: “As we embark on the new four-year term of the Council, following our success at the election, I would like to congratulate our new councillors on their election victories and pay tribute to those who were unsuccessful in being re-elected. I wish them well for the future.
“The people of Newcastle and Kidsgrove and our villages and rural areas have entrusted us with the stewardship of the Council for the next four years with a clear majority and victory in the popular vote across the borough.
“Following four years of improvement at the Council under my previous administration, we have a solid base from which to start. I intend to carry on that work and deliver on our promises to the electorate.
“I have tonight announced a strong team for Cabinet positions to help me to deliver on our agenda.”
The make-up of the Council following the election is: Conservatives 25 seats: Labour 19 seats. This is the first clear Conservative majority at a local election in Newcastle-under-Lyme since the 1970s.