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Labour wins Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner election battle

David Keane ousts John Dwyer in closely fought contest for crime boss role

CCTV images released in fraud and theft probes

Four men are alleged to have used a fraudulent bank card at Abruzzo on Mill Street

Ballot box to be reopened after blunder

Council bosses will analyse the votes for Macclesfield Town Council's south ward in private tomorrow

Town council election branded ‘shambolic’ after polling blunder

Hundreds of residents are believed to have been incorrectly allowed to vote for candidates in the South ward for the new Macclesfield Town Council.

Election: Independent group uproots all nine Conservative councillors from Alderley Edge Parish Council

AlderleyEdgeFIRST members celebrate taking all the seats to end the Tory leadership in the village.

Town council election branded ‘shambolic’ after polling blunder

Hundreds of residents are believed to have been incorrectly allowed to vote for candidates in the South ward for the new Macclesfield Town Council.

Bollington Civic Hall

Election: New look for Bollington Town Council after local elections

Two wards were contested in the parish council elections.

Tories take full control of Poynton Town Council

North East Cheshire Independents, which includes disaffected former Tories, fails in its election challenge.

Conservatives take control of first Macclesfield town council

Eight of the 12 councillors are Tories with the remaining four in Labour's hands


Election 2015 live: Cheshire East Council election results

Live updates from the count as the Local Election 2015 results are announced in Macclesfield


Shocks and surprises in council elections

Veteran councillors from the town ousted in Cheshire East Council elections - but there are plenty of new faces.

Macclesfield local election results 2015: Full breakdown of how Macclesfield voted

The votes in the local election 2015 have been counted and here's how Macclesfield voted and who the councillors are

Parents of tragic teen set sights on town council election

Gaynor Dyos-Acton and Paul Acton want to improve youth services following the suicide of their son Tom, 16.

Election: Independents putting people before politics in borough election

Eleven of the 78 candidates standing for seats on Cheshire East are independent of any political party.

'Charles Roe' to preside over Treacle Market hustings

The team behind the Treacle Market has organised a peoples hustings where members of the public can cross-examine the parliamentary candidates

Election: Campaign kicks off as candidates announced.

Candidates have been nominated for Macclesfield MP, Cheshire East and parish elections.

The full list of candidates in the Cheshire East Council elections revealed

Residents are being asked to vote for candidates to represent their communities on Cheshire East Council

Could you be a town councillor for Macclesfield?

Mayor of Macclesfield Coun Janet Jackson is urging groups to put forward representatives for the first town council.

Macclesfield Town Hall

Councillors to have say on power ballot

Macclesfield's 10 Cheshire East councillors will debate the recent ballot results and make a recommendation on the future governance of the town.

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.

Fears over who will control CCTV cameras in town

Macclesfield’s public-funded security cameras are currently being scrutinised as part of a council review of all CCTV across Cheshire East.

Ballot box

Vic Barlow: This is your council, chosen by you to represent your views

Vic Barlow says that he's never experienced a period quite like this in local politics in two decades

Time to put up or shut up

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.

Listen up! Here’s my advice to our incoming leaders

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.

Gorgeous George Galloway sent out a reminder all about Respect

Almost everywhere I go people stop me to express their anger at Cheshire East’s profligacy with taxpayers’ money while cutting services and laying off staff.

Councillor case is adjourned

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.

Pinsent Masons' July deals top £500m

Corporate lawyers at the Manchester office of Pinsent Masons are toasting a July deals bonanza, advising on transactions valued at more than £500m.

Councillor Brendan Murphy is charged with harassment

A Macclesfield councillor has appeared in court where he denied charges of harassment and resisting arrest.

Candidates named for Cheshire East by-election

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.

Council leader Wesley Fitzgerald's pledge to stay on

The leader of Cheshire East Council has vowed to stay on for the next four years – despite a leaked email suggesting he might step down after a year.


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