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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
Nantwich Town Council election: Labour Party candidate statement

Nantwich Town Council election: Labour Party 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
Crewe & Nantwich MP Smith calls for General Strike during Liverpool speech

Crewe & Nantwich MP Smith calls for General Strike during Liverpool speech

Crewe & Nantwich Labour MP Laura Smith has called for the first General Strike in the UK for more than 90 years.

In a speech given last night at the Momentum’s World Transformed festival, Ms Smith said the action would bring down the Conservative government.

September 26, 2018
Councillor calls on Cheshire East to make plans to tackle fracking firms

Councillor calls on Cheshire East to make plans to tackle fracking firms

By Stephen Topping
A Labour member is calling on Cheshire East Council to make sure it has a voice if gas firms apply to frack on the borough’s land.

Cllr Nick Mannion, member for Macclesfield West and Ivy, told Thursday’s full council meeting that CEC should challenge the Government over its policy to make decisions on fracking sites that go against the wishes of both communities and local planning authorities.

July 27, 2018
Cheshire East Council defends new homes figures despite population report

Cheshire East Council defends new homes figures despite population report

By Stephen Topping
The head of planning at Cheshire East Council has hit back at claims that fewer homes should be built in the borough over the next 12 years.

Cheshire East adopted its Local Plan for up to 2030 last July, complete with the promise to deliver 1,800 new homes every year.

July 4, 2018
Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith quits Labour frontbench in EEA protest

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith quits Labour frontbench in EEA protest

Crewe & Nantwich MP Laura Smith has quit as Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office to vote against remaining in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Laura Smith, MP for Crewe and Nantwich, announced her decision to resign in order to vote against remaining in the EEA after the UK leaves the European Union.

June 13, 2018
£150,000 consultants will not solve Cheshire East Council bullying, says councillor

£150,000 consultants will not solve Cheshire East Council bullying, says councillor

By Stephen Topping
More than £150,000 being spent on consultants brought to rid Cheshire East Council of bullying will not solve the problem, the Labour group leader insists.

A report from the Local Government Association (LGA), commissioned by Cheshire East, found that almost a quarter of council staff were aware of workplace bullying in the second half of 2017.

May 30, 2018
Labour’s Laura Smith wins stunning General Election victory in Crewe & Nantwich seat

Labour’s Laura Smith wins stunning General Election victory in Crewe & Nantwich seat

Labour’s Laura Smith has produced a stunning Labour victory in the Crewe and Nantwich of the 2017 General Election.

The Stapeley businesswoman overturned a Conservative majority of more than 3,000 to win by just 48 votes.

June 9, 2017
Stapeley mum Laura Smith selected as Labour parliamentary candidate

Stapeley mum Laura Smith selected as Labour parliamentary candidate

Stapeley businesswoman Laura Smith has been selected as Labour parliamentary candidate to fight for the Crewe and Nantwich seat in June.

The 32-year-old was selected by the Labour group ahead of the party’s 2015 candidate Adrian Heald.

May 1, 2017
Edward Timpson officially confirmed as Crewe & Nantwich Tory candidate

Edward Timpson officially confirmed as Crewe & Nantwich Tory candidate

Edward Timpson has been formerly re-adopted by the Conservative Party to bid for the Crewe & Nantwich seat in June’s General Election.

Mr Timpson will be looking to secure his third election victory in the constituency.

April 28, 2017
Nantwich Town Council welcomes new Labour councillor

Nantwich Town Council welcomes new Labour councillor

By Sara Royle
Nantwich Town Council is to have a Labour councillor for the first time in many years.

Douglas Bowyer-Bates, a Labour party candidate, polled 1,240 votes to secure one of seven seats representing Nantwich North & West on the town council.

May 10, 2015