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Connor Naismith

Housing estate residents’ anger lost Labour Crewe Central by election

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Residents’ “justified anger” at Cheshire East over the lived-in housing estate which lost its planning permission was “probably a significant factor” in Labour losing the Crewe Central by-election, a councillor said.

Labour’s Connor Naismith, who represents Crewe West, was speaking after the Conservatives snatched the neighbouring Crewe Central seat from Labour on Thursday.

February 11, 2024
Cllr Roger Morris

Conservatives win Crewe Central ward in Cheshire East Council by-election

by Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The Conservatives have stunned Labour by winning the Crewe Central seat in the Cheshire East Council by-election.

Local businessman Roger Morris took the seat, which has always been a Labour stronghold, polling 335 votes.

February 9, 2024
Cllr Craig Browne

Cheshire East Council to be run by Labour/Independent coalition

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council will again be run by a joint Labour/Independent administration for the next four years.

Independent group leader Cllr Craig Browne confirmed his members had opted to work with Labour rather the Conservatives following “intense negotiations” with both parties.

May 16, 2023
Political parties talk over who will run Cheshire East Council

Political parties talk over who will run Cheshire East Council

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
No decision has yet been made on who will run Cheshire East Council – with the Independent group in talks with both Labour and the Conservatives.

Neither Labour nor the Conservatives won the required 42 seats to take overall control of the council in the May 4 elections.

May 10, 2023
Cllr Janet Clowes

CHESHIRE EAST ELECTIONS: Conservative Party

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The Conservatives are fielding the most candidates in the election for Cheshire East Council and are fighting for 81 of the 82 seats up for grabs.

The Tories had control of Cheshire East from 2009, when the council was formed, until 2019 when they lost overall control – although they still remain the largest party.

May 2, 2023
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

CEC Conservative leader welcomes “public interest” report into former regime

The current leader of the Conservatives at Cheshire East Council has welcomed a “public interest” report which has lifted the lid on the regime under former leader Michael Jones.

The Grant Thornton report highlights a regime of “bullying” and “intimidatory behaviour” during Mr Jones’ time as leader between 2012-2015.

January 28, 2023
Crewe and Nantwich wages 3.5% lower since Tories in power

Crewe and Nantwich wages 3.5% lower since Tories in power

Wages in Crewe and Nantwich have fallen by 3.5% since Conservatives came to power in 2010, claim the local Labour group.

They say analysis of ONS figures shows the wages in the constituency have fallen by an average of £1,089, resulting in a 3.5% cut.

January 16, 2023
READER’S LETTER: Local Conservatives taking credit for Labour achievements

READER’S LETTER: Local Conservatives taking credit for Labour achievements

Dear Editor
They say plagiarism is the sincerest form of flattery, so it is pleasing to see the local Conservatives seeking to take credit for the achievements of the Labour-led Cheshire East Council.

August 30, 2022
Cheshire East Conservative councillors lose bid for free parking over Christmas

Cheshire East Conservative councillors lose bid for free parking over Christmas

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Conservative councillors withdrew plans to suspend parking charges in “council-owned car parks” for the borough’s towns

Conservative group leader Cllr Janet Clowes proposed a motion to introduce free parking after 3pm in the authority’s council car park over Christmas in an effort to encourage residents to ‘shop local’.

December 17, 2020
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

Cheshire East Conservatives bid to scrap parking charges over Christmas

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A bid to scrap car park charges in Cheshire East towns like Nantwich and Crewe over Christmas has been brought forward by the council’s Conservative group.

Conservative leader Cllr Janet Clowes has proposed a motion for this week’s full CEC council meeting, which has been seconded by deputy leader Cllr Stewart Gardiner.

December 14, 2020
Town free parking bid rejected by Cheshire East Council leaders

Town free parking bid rejected by Cheshire East Council leaders

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
A bid to secure more free parking in Cheshire East towns like Nantwich in run up to Christmas has been rebuked by the ruling Labour-Independent coalition.

Conservative group leader Cllr Janet Clowes called on borough chiefs to relax some charges in council car parks in key market towns from December 3 until January 2021.

December 1, 2020
Protesters leave teddy bear messages outside Nantwich Conservative office

Protesters leave teddy bear messages outside Nantwich Conservative office

People angry at local MPs voting against extending free school meals, have taken their protest to Conservative party doors in Crewe and Nantwich.

Dozens of people joined in by leaving messages on toys outside the Conservative office on Churchyardside in Nantwich town centre today (October 25).

October 25, 2020
READER’S LETTER: Conservatives “did nothing” towards CEC active travel budget

READER’S LETTER: Conservatives “did nothing” towards CEC active travel budget

Dear Editor,
In the years that Cllr David Brown has been a Cheshire East borough councillor, he was the portfolio holder for highways and deputy leader of Cheshire East Council, until he lost his position due to a police enquiry over funding.

July 20, 2020