The Italian public have expressed their anger with the establishment by voting for Beppe Grillo, a comedian who has waged a decade long internet campaign berating the self-serving interest of main stream politicians.
Over the past few months our council has two new people at the top – Coun Michael Jones, our new leader, and Kim Ryley our new chief executive, who tells us he’s not yet got to grips with Cheshire East but will be spending every Friday in his town hall office honing his knowledge.
The case against a Macclesfield councillor accused of harassing his neighbours has again been adjourned. Brendan Murphy, Cheshire East councillor for Tytherington, is charged with pursuing a course of conduct which amounted to the harassment of Margaret and Christopher Boyd between November 2010 and July 2011.
Voters will go to the polls on Thursday in a by-election in Cheshire East. The poll in the Crewe South ward of the council had to be cancelled during May's local elections after the death of Liberal Democrat candidate Betty Howell.
COUNCILLOR Jane Palmer is a nice lady. She’s given 18 years’ loyal service to the borough and deserves some relaxation in her retirement, but she’s perplexed. Perplexed by our lack of enthusiasm at local elections compared to the US, where voters recently stood in line for up to four hours to cast their vote.
SO, DID you cast your vote at the local elections? It was a mite confusing don’t you think? Initially I thought I was voting to elect ONE councillor; then I understood I could vote for THREE but if I voted for TWO it might negate my ballot paper but it didn’t, so I could. It was all a bit bizarre.
FORGET the local elections, the only ballot worth its salt last week was the ultimate in animal competition, better than Crufts, more electrifying than the Grand National it’s the one, the only...Pet Idol.
WITH local elections little more than a week away, it’s important to have your say. Do not be confused; this is the simplest local election ever. There is no Cheshire County Council, no Macclesfield Borough Council, just the one East Cheshire Unitary Authority.
JOHN is 46 years old, employed in the research department of a major Trade Union. Originally from Stockport, he and his wife have lived in Macclesfield since 2002 with their young son, who attends a local state primary school.
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