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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 would need 20% Council Tax rise to cover SEND deficit

CEC would need 20% Council Tax rise to cover SEND deficit

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council would have to increase council tax by 20% just to cover the deficit in its special needs budget, the council leader has said.

Cllr Sam Corcoran (Lab) has called on all councillors to look into the SEND provision (special educational needs and disabilities) so they can debate the issue at the next meeting of full council and come up with suggestions as to how the system can be improved.

October 20, 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 councillors approve budget including 4.99% council tax rise

CEC councillors approve budget including 4.99% council tax rise

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East has approved a budget which includes cuts to services and a 4.99% hike in council tax – adding an extra £81.15 to an annual bill for a Band D property.

Council leader Sam Corcoran (Lab) told a meeting of the full council there was no alternative because “central government crashed the economy, local government are having to pick up that”.

February 25, 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
Cheshire East Council must find £20 million savings, says leader

Cheshire East Council must find £20 million savings, says leader

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Council has to find at least £20 million of savings or cuts to services to balance its books in the next financial year.

The harsh reality was spelled out to councillors by leader Sam Corcoran (Lab) at Wednesday’s meeting of the full council.

December 16, 2022
Cheshire East Council party leaders react to Govt’s Autumn Budget

Cheshire East Council party leaders react to Govt’s Autumn Budget

By Belinda Ryan, local democracy reporter
Cheshire East Labour leader says the recession was made in Downing Street and now we’re all paying the price with tax hikes, increased interest charges and higher inflation.

Cllr Sam Corcoran, speaking in response to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s autumn statement, said over the last decade the Conservatives “have hollowed out public services and the economy”.

November 18, 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
Cheshire politicians ramp up support for Crewe Railways HQ bid

Cheshire politicians ramp up support for Crewe Railways HQ bid

Cheshire MPs and Council Leaders have ramped up their campaign to back Crewe’s bid to become the home of Great British Railways.

Crewe is one of a number of towns and cities across the UK that have submitted a bid to host the headquarters of Great British Railways, the new organisation which will run the UK’s rail network.

April 4, 2022
Cheshire politicians and business leaders welcome Great British Railways competition

Cheshire politicians and business leaders welcome Great British Railways competition

Politicians and business leaders across Cheshire have welcomed the launch of a competition to find the home of the new Great British Railways HQ and have backed Crewe to clinch the honour.

The town has been featured in the competition announcement video with broadcaster Michael Portillo championing.

February 7, 2022
Cheshire Police and CEC chiefs issue warning on “Freedom Day”

Cheshire Police and CEC chiefs issue warning on “Freedom Day”

Police, council and health bosses across Cheshire today urged residents to be “responsible” as “Freedom Day” marks the final easing of lockdown restrictions.

They say cases of the highly transmissible Delta variant of Covid-19 are continuing to rise across Cheshire East, with 1,222 more cases in week up to July 8.

July 19, 2021
READER’S LETTER: “Black Hole which is Cheshire East has just got Bigger!”

READER’S LETTER: “Black Hole which is Cheshire East has just got Bigger!”

Dear Editor,

The Labour-Independent administration following their leader Sam Corcoran’s example have relinquished power to the Chief Executive and her officers for the next month.

During this time officers can spend resident’s and taxpayers’ money without oversight by elected members.

May 16, 2021
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