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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.

Election: Parties set out manifestos for Macclesfield

The political parties have issued manifestos to persuade voters to pick their candidates in the Cheshire East borough elections.

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.

Election: Youngest election candidate says it's time for shake-up

Student Matthew Sharrocks, 19, is standing to become a councillor on Cheshire East and the new Macclesfield Town Council

CONSTRUCTIVE... Dr Paul Bowen

Health Matters: Find your voice and help shape the NHS locally

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by Dr Paul Bowen, a GP with mcIlvride Medical Practice, Poynton, and executive chair of NHS Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

'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

Election: Candidates set to battle it out at hustings across the town

Residents will be given the opportunity to grill the town's Parliamentary candidates.

Macclesfield could get greater control over planning with council cash boost

Grants that could enable the town to draw up a neighbourhood plan have been announced by Cheshire East

Find My Seat: Use our interactive guide to the big General Election issues in YOUR area

Just enter your postcode and you can find a raft of information about your constituency, including who your election candidates are, the history of the seat, how it rates for economy, cost of living, immigration and pensions

Election: Parliamentary candidates for Macclesfield announced

Five hopefuls from the main political parties will fight it out for the Macclesfield constituency

Election: Candidates battle to become Macclesfield's next MP

Five candidates standing for Macclesfield MP took part in the hustings organised by charity Space4Autism.

Furious councillors oppose move to 'stifle democracy' at meeting

Cheshire East is to re-think a proposal to stop any discussion on some motions at full council following a fight from opposition

Ian Curtis tribute as new development launched in town centre

A plaque has been unveiled at the iconic singer's former workplace

Macclesfield election hustings event tonight

Candidate will go head to head on the big issues at the event organised by charity Space4Autism

Councillor was 'one in a million'

Tributes have been paid to Councillor Philip Hoyland whose funeral was held yesterday

Revealed: Your election manifesto for Macclesfield

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The Express has set out a manifesto with key issues politicians face after a survey of readers.

Councillor cleared of assault charge

Damien Druce, 36, said he was 'very relieved' to have the case against him dismissed by magistrates

Hundreds turn out to have their say on future of town centre

The meeting in Macclesfield was organised in the wake of Debenhams pulling out of the £90m Silk Street scheme

Council claims the net cost of Lyme Green is only £262k

It says that when all potential and actual savings and costs are factored in, the money spent will total £262,000.

Camera club's annual exhibition will ask public to choose trophy winner

Macclesfield Camera Club will launch its annual show at Macclesfield Library next Monday

New doubts over future of Silk Street after public inquiry postponed

The public inquiry was into the council’s bid to force landowners and businesses to sell up

Council leader says he will 'never' accept award while boss

Coun Michael Jones made the remark in an exclusive interview with the Express

Councillor to stand trial for assault

Damien Druce, 36, who represents Macclesfield South on Cheshire East Council denies assaulting the woman by beating her

Date set for funeral of councillor Philip Hoyland

Coun Hoyland, who represented Poynton West and Adlington since May 2011, died suddenly last Wednesday at the age of 60.

Hundreds unhappy with town centre redevelopment in survey

More than 1,000 people responded to the Express poll about the Silk Street scheme for Macclesfield.

Minister visits Wilmslow on day that government announces new free schools across region

MP Edward Timpson visited Gorsey Bank Primary School to coincide with announcement that new Cheadle Hulme Primary School will go ahead.

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Tributes paid to councillor Phil Hoyland who has died

The 60-year-old married dad represented Poynton West and Adlington on Cheshire East Council

Politicians united in calls for rethink over failed Silk Street scheme

Tory MP David Rutley and the town's Labour councillors in Macclesfield are calling for a new way forward to reshape the town centre.

Parliamentary candidates set to battle it out at hustings event

Space4Autism is organising the public debate to raise issues facing families with autism and more general political matters.

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Rhiannon McDowall
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Mike Glendinning
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Chris Slater
News reporter
Stuart Greer
Crime reporter
Karen Britton
Wilmslow and Alderley Edge reporter
Ben Turner
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Vic Barlow
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