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Greens name election candidate

Green party candidate Joan Plimmer, 49, joins Labour candidate Tim Roca in the battle for the Macclesfield constituency, which has been held by Conservative David Rutley since 2010.

Election candidate named

Tim Roca set to bid to become MP for the Macclesfield constituency.

Lib Dem stalwart defects to Tories

Ainsley Arnold was a chief member of the party for 15 years on both Macclesfield Borough Council and Cheshire East Council.But after becoming increasingly unhappy at the party's policies he has quit to join the Conservatives.

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