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Leader of Cheshire East Council Sam Corcoran resigns

Leader of Cheshire East Council Sam Corcoran resigns

By Belinda Ryan
The leader of Cheshire East Council has resigned – just before he was due to face a vote of no confidence.

Cllr Sam Corcoran (Lab) announced he was standing down as council leader at today’s (Wednesday) meeting of the full council at Jodrell Bank.

July 17, 2024
Cheshire East Tories call for “no confidence” vote on council leader Corcoran

Cheshire East Tories call for “no confidence” vote on council leader Corcoran

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The Conservatives have called for a vote of no confidence in the Labour leader of Cheshire East Council.

Conservative group leader Cllr Janet Clowes, of Wybunbury, has put forward a motion of no confidence in Sam Corcoran to Wednesday’s (July 17) meeting of the full council and is calling for the election of a new leader.

July 10, 2024
CEC leader calls on Government help over social care funding crisis

CEC leader calls on Government help over social care funding crisis

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council’s leader said the government needs to take responsibility for social care at a time when the council is facing massive budgetary pressures and has low reserves.

Cllr Sam Corcoran (Lab) was speaking after Sutton councillor Chris O’Leary (Con) questioned the council’s “raid on reserves” to balance the books last year.

July 14, 2023
Labour’s Sam Corcoran re-elected as Cheshire East Council leader

Labour’s Sam Corcoran re-elected as Cheshire East Council leader

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Labour’s Sam Corcoran has been re-elected as Cheshire East leader – and immediately vowed to try to reduce the 12-year life expectancy gap between the richest and poorest wards in the borough.

The council will again be run by a joint Labour/Independent administration after no party won enough seats to take overall control.

May 26, 2023
CEC leader urges council to install car park solar panels

CEC leader urges council to install car park solar panels

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
The leader of Cheshire East Council is urging the council to look into installing solar panels at some of its car parks across the borough.

Cheshire East is about to start work on a large-scale solar farm – which will generate renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions – on land next to the composting plant at Leighton Grange Farm in Crewe.

February 28, 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
Damning auditor report into former CEC leader Michael Jones

Damning auditor report into former CEC leader Michael Jones

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
An auditor’s report into the culture of Cheshire East Council under the leadership of Michael Jones has revealed incidents of bullying and inappropriate behaviour.

Mr Jones, the council’s leader from 2012 until 2015, stepped down following controversy surrounding the awarding of contracts to Nantwich-based Core Fit – which was owned by his physiotherapist.

January 19, 2023
Janet Clowes, Conservative group leader

READER’S LETTER: CEC committee system “devaluing” elected councillors

Dear Editor
At December’s Full Council meeting Council Leader Sam Corcoran used his “Leader Speaking Time” to bewail rising risks, demand for care services and rising inflation and predicting £20m shortfalls in next year’s budget.

December 19, 2022
READER’S LETTER: CEC leader’s rhetoric must match the records

READER’S LETTER: CEC leader’s rhetoric must match the records

Dear Editor
I read Cllr Sam Corcoran’s recent letter to the borough’s wider press, with some incredulity, particularly with regard to planning matters.

He expounds that the “flood of speculative housing applications in Cheshire East when the Conservatives were in charge has now dried up”, releasing his letter in conjunction with the CE media release this week, confirming that the Inspector has approved Part 2 of the Local Plan (SADPD as it’s also referred to).

October 27, 2022
CEC Leader Sam Corcoran re-elected after Tory challenge

CEC Leader Sam Corcoran re-elected after Tory challenge

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Labour’s Sam Corcoran fought off a Tory challenge to be re-elected as leader of Cheshire East Council – but one of his own councillors refused to vote for him.

Cheshire East has been run by a joint Labour/Independent administration since the 2019 local elections with Cllr Corcoran as council leader.

May 21, 2022
READER’S LETTER: CEC Leader “berated” residents at Budget meeting

READER’S LETTER: CEC Leader “berated” residents at Budget meeting

Dear Editor,
We had an interesting meeting at Cheshire East Council (24/2/22) when the members were called to debate and discuss the budget for 2022/23.

Sadly, the first hurdle we had to cross was the unpleasant behaviour of the leader, Cllr Sam Corcoran, as he berated the residents who attended to speak at question time.

February 25, 2022
READER’S LETTER: Democracy “kicked into touch” by CEC Leader

READER’S LETTER: Democracy “kicked into touch” by CEC Leader

Dear Editor,

At the Full Cheshire East Council meeting the Labour/Independent Administration’s Leader, Cllr Sam Corcoran, insisted that we hurtle headlong into our new decision making Committee system without having the necessary rule book, our new Constitution, in place.

April 22, 2021
READER’S LETTER: CEC Leader passing on “hot potato” of committee system

READER’S LETTER: CEC Leader passing on “hot potato” of committee system

Dear Editor, As we prepare ourselves for the ill-considered cutting of winter gritting routes, the closure of household recycling centres, and the emotional, practical and financial-fall out from a world-wide pandemic, the leader of Cheshire East Council fiddles as Rome burns. In an extraordinary statement, Cllr Corcoran (Labour) washed his hands of the debate on governance changes at Cheshire East[Read More…]

November 28, 2020