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GENERAL ELECTION: Eddisbury Labour candidate Terry Savage

GENERAL ELECTION: Eddisbury Labour candidate Terry Savage

By Stephen Topping
As the country prepares to head to the polls on December 12, the Local Democracy Reporting Service has been interviewing all candidates in Eddisbury.

Terry Savage discusses his hopes of becoming the constituency’s first Labour MP since 1945.

December 3, 2019
GENERAL ELECTION: Candidates vying for Crewe & Nantwich seat

GENERAL ELECTION: Candidates vying for Crewe & Nantwich seat

With General Election 2019 just 10 days away, we take a look at the six candidates vying for the Crewe & Nantwich seat.

Many political commentators believe it is among a number of marginal constituencies where results could ultimately determine the overall outcome.

December 2, 2019
Councillors vote to prevent Cheshire East Mayor being axed

Councillors vote to prevent Cheshire East Mayor being axed

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Councillors have stopped the axe from falling on Cheshire East’s mayoralty – for now at least.

Labour Cllr James Barber put forward a motion calling for the role to be ditched from May 2020 at Thursday’s meeting.

October 18, 2019
Candidates line up to challenge for Crewe & Nantwich seat

Candidates line up to challenge for Crewe & Nantwich seat

Two more political parties have named their Prospective Parliamentary Candidates who will compete for the Crewe & Nantwich seat in a forthcoming General Election.

September 28, 2019
Cheshire East Council votes in first ever Labour leader

Cheshire East Council votes in first ever Labour leader

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has its first ever Labour leader after Cllr Sam Corcoran fought off a Conservative challenge to claim the role.

The Labour and Co-Operative Party member for Sandbach Heath and East won 43 votes in the race to become council leader today (May 22) while Wybunbury Cllr Janet Clowes, Conservative, received 25.

May 22, 2019
Cheshire East Council gears up for Labour-Independent leadership vote

Cheshire East Council gears up for Labour-Independent leadership vote

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
New independent councillors are gearing up for the start of a new era at Cheshire East Council.

The Independent Group has agreed to form a cabinet with Labour in 2019-20, with a view towards ditching the cabinet system next year and replacing it with cross-party committees – something the group began calling for last year through the Change Cheshire East campaign.

May 15, 2019
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

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
Arthur Moran

Rivals play down “Brexit” role in demise of Cheshire East Tories

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
Brexit’s role in the demise of Cheshire East Council’s Conservative group has been downplayed by their political rivals.

The Tories suffered a shock loss of control, ending with 34 CEC members – eight short of the number needed for a majority – with Labour on 25, Independents on 19 and Liberal Democrats on four.

May 6, 2019
Cheshire East Council local elections – Full round-up

Cheshire East Council local elections – Full round-up

Conservatives have lost control of Cheshire East Council after the local elections as they felt the backlash from disgruntled voters.

The Tories retained Nantwich South and Stapeley, as well as rural wards such as Audlem, Wrenbury, Bunbury, Wybunbury and Willaston.

May 4, 2019
ELECTION SPECIAL: Cheshire East Council & Nantwich Town Council  –  who is standing in your area

ELECTION SPECIAL: Cheshire East Council & Nantwich Town Council – who is standing in your area

Thursday May 2 could be a turning point in local politics.

Borough, town and parish council elections will provide the ‘fall out’ – if any – from Brexit among voters in Cheshire and across the UK.

April 23, 2019
Full list of candidates unveiled for Cheshire East Council elections on May 2

Full list of candidates unveiled for Cheshire East Council elections on May 2

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
The full list of candidates for next month’s Cheshire East Council elections have been confirmed.

Voters will head to the polls on Thursday May 2 to decide who they want to represent them on the borough council for the next four years.

April 4, 2019
£350,000 overspend on replacement wheelie bins in Cheshire East

£350,000 overspend on replacement wheelie bins in Cheshire East

By Stephen Topping, local democracy reporter
A controversial new bin charge is necessary as Cheshire East Council has overspent on replacement bins by £350,000 so far this year, its leader claims.

Cllr Rachel Bailey, Conservative leader of the council, was challenged at a full council meeting on Thursday over the decision to begin implementing a charge for new and replacement wheelie bins from next Tuesday.

October 21, 2018