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New Cheshire East Conservative Leader “disappointed” over Labour-Independent pact

New Cheshire East Conservative Leader “disappointed” over Labour-Independent pact

The new Conservative Group leader in Cheshire East said it was “disappointing” that Labour and Independents have agreed to team up and take over the authority.

Cllr Janet Clowes, who represents Wybunbury, reacted after it emerged earlier today (May 13) that Labour and Independents would join together to run Cheshire East Council.

May 13, 2019
Labour and Independents look to take control of Cheshire East Council

Labour and Independents look to take control of Cheshire East Council

By Stephen Topping
Labour and the independent group are set to confirm an agreement for running Cheshire East Council over the next four years.

A decade of Conservative rule came to an end following the May 2 elections, as the party lost its majority on the council.

May 13, 2019
Cheshire East Tories reject call for changes to council committee system

Cheshire East Tories reject call for changes to council committee system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A plan to transform the way Cheshire East Council is run has been rebuffed by the ruling Conservative group – paving the way for a referendum.

Independent members – including two Nantwich councillors – wanted to see Cheshire East change from a cabinet-led system to a committee system of governance.

March 7, 2019
Councillors urge MPs to back bid to change Cheshire East Council system

Councillors urge MPs to back bid to change Cheshire East Council system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Independent councillors in Nantwich and Crewe are urging MPs to get behind plans to transform the way Cheshire East Council is run ahead of a crucial meeting.

Members of the Independent group, including Nantwich councillors Arthur Moran and Penny Butterill, have secured a special council meeting on March 5 to debate whether to change from a cabinet system to a committee system.

February 20, 2019
Independent councillors step up fight to change Cheshire East Council system

Independent councillors step up fight to change Cheshire East Council system

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Independent councillors in Cheshire East are stepping up the fight to change the way the local authority is run.

Thousands of residents have already signed a petition launched by the group, which includes long-serving Nantwich North and West Cllr Arthur Moran.

December 10, 2018
Independent councillors call on residents to back “Change Cheshire East” petition

Independent councillors call on residents to back “Change Cheshire East” petition

By Stephen Topping
Independent members of Cheshire East Council are calling on residents to get behind a petition which could shake up the way decisions are made.

The group – which includes 13 councillors – has launched the ‘Change Cheshire East’ campaign to give councillors of all political persuasions a bigger voice.

October 3, 2018
Nantwich Town Council election: Independent candidate statement

Nantwich Town Council election: Independent candidate statement

Nantwich residents will go to the polls this week to elect a new town councillor to represent Nantwich South, after the recent death of Cllr Norma Simpson.

There are three candidates in the election, which will be held this Thursday October 4 – Richard Banks (Labour); Riddell Graham (Independent); Philip Staley (Conservative). Voters can cast votes between 7am and 10pm at Brookfield Hall, Shrewbridge Road.

October 1, 2018
Iconic Nantwich furniture firm Mia Stanza set to celebrate 20 years

Iconic Nantwich furniture firm Mia Stanza set to celebrate 20 years

Nantwich’s iconic furniture firm Mia Stanza will soon be celebrating 20 years in the town.

The brand, which means “My Room” in Italian, was set up by furniture lovers Eric and June Lightowler in 1999 in a small shop on the corner of High Street.

February 7, 2018
Nantwich councillor Arthur Moran is new Independent group leader

Nantwich councillor Arthur Moran is new Independent group leader

A Nantwich Town councillor has been made new leader of Cheshire East Council’s Independent group.

Cllr Arthur Moran, who represents Nantwich North and West, takes over as leader after previously leader Brendan Murphy lost his seat in the elections.

June 1, 2015
Nantwich Independent hits back at riverside car park plan

Nantwich Independent hits back at riverside car park plan

An Independent councillor in Nantwich has hit back at initial plans to build a car park on green space near the River Weaver.

Conservative councillors David Marren and Peter Groves say the site, behind Nantwich Pool off Wall Lane, is viable despite flood fears.

April 3, 2015
Independent councillors seek Nantwich re-election

Independent councillors seek Nantwich re-election

Two Independent councillors in Nantwich are to stand for re-election at May’s Cheshire East Council elections.

Cllrs Arthur Moran and Penny Butterill, who represent residents in Nantwich North and West ward, also said other Independent candidates will be contesting other Nantwich seats.

March 13, 2015
Independent bids for Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner post

Independent bids for Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner post

An Independent candidate for the new Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner role, has the backing of ex MP Martin Bell. Sarah Flannery launched her campaign alongside former Tatton MP Bell this month.

October 3, 2012
Nantwich parking charge rise angers councillors

Nantwich parking charge rise angers councillors

Parking charges in Nantwich are to come under scrutiny at Cheshire East Council today (December 14). It follows complaints by angry councillors over a decision by council officers to hike up charges without councillors knowing.

December 14, 2011