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Cheshire East is true Blue when it comes to local and national government and the Macclesfield Express covers local politics with depth and knowledge.

No laughing matter: stark warning to children over laughing gas craze

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Young people are inhaling nitrous oxide and dumping silver cannisters all over Macclesfield

Macclesfield fashion student shares her passion at Houses of Parliament

Imogen Pruthi, who is studying fashion at Macclesfield College, went down to London as part of the 'I  Stood Up' event

In pictures: Wildboarclough Rose Queen Fete and Fell Race

The event at Crag Hall Gardens saw the rose queen procession, annual fell race, pet show and a whole host of family attractions.

Macclesfield hospice director said damning report on end of life care is wake up call

Mike Pyrah, director at East Cheshire Hospice in Macclesfield, has said the hospice can help with issues around poor end of life care.

New Macclesfeld Town Council set to meet after ballot box blunder

Councillors will meet at Macclesfield Town Hall tonight at 7pm after the election results were confirmed

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.

Election: Winners and losers in Macclesfield General Election results

It was a tough night for the Liberal Democrats but UKIP and the Green Party enjoyed improved results.

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.


Election 2015 live: Macclesfield and Tatton results

We're bringing you live updates from the General Election 2015 counts which start at Macclesfield Leisure Centre tonight at 2am.

Election: David Rutley wins back his seat for Macclesfield

The Conservative candidate promised to work hard for the people of Macclesfield as he claimed back his seat with a 14,811 vote majority.

Election: George Osborne wins back Tatton seat

Mr Osborne said it was time to finish off the job they've started in the next five years.

Macclesfield constituency results

General Election results from the Macclesfield constituency

Tatton constituency results

General Election results from the Tatton constituency

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

Election: Candidates face nervous wait tonight at General Election count

The count for Macclesfield MP will start tonight around 2am after polls close at 10pm.

School children in anxious wait for special arrival

Children at St John the Evangelist can't use their slide until the eggs in the nest underneath have hatched

New stargazing project at Jodrell Bank could be the next step to finding alien lifeforms

Jodrell Bank, near Lower Withington, has been unveiled as the site of the world's biggest every astronomy project

Election: Candidates for Macclesfield MP get ready for election showdown

David Rutley, Tim Roca, Joan Plimmer, Adrian Howard and Neil Christian are all after your vote tomorrow.

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: Campaigners in Macclesfield gathered 2,400 signatures to protect the NHS

Members from the 38 Degrees campaign group handed Parliamentary candidates for Macclesfield with the petition collected in the constituency.

Election: Our roundup of hustings which have been taking place around Macclesfield

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An actor played Macclesfield industrialist Charles Roe at the hustings to oversee at Treacle Market.

Election: Candidates make final bid to win votes in Cheshire East elections

Political parties and independents hope to persuade voters they are the best choice for Macclesfield.

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.


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