Cheshire East Council elections

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Cheshire East Council elections are held every four years. Cheshire East Council is the local authority for the unitary authority of Cheshire East in Cheshire, England. Since the last boundary changes in 2011, 82 councillors have been elected from 52 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Cheshire East was created on 1 April 2009 replacing Congleton, Crewe and Nantwich, Macclesfield and Cheshire County Council.[2] The first election to the new council was held in 2008, initially operating as a shadow authority before coming into its powers on 1 April 2009. Political control of the council since 2009 has been held by the following parties:[3][4]

Party in control Years
Conservative 2009–2019
No overall control 2019–present

Leadership[edit]

The first leader of the council, Wesley Fitzgerald, had been the last leader of Macclesfield Borough Council. The leaders of Cheshire East Council since 2009 have been:[5]

Councillor Party From To
Wesley Fitzgerald Conservative 1 Apr 2009 16 May 2012
Michael Jones Conservative 16 May 2012 25 Feb 2016
Rachel Bailey Conservative 25 Feb 2016 22 May 2019
Sam Corcoran Labour 22 May 2019

Council elections[edit]

District result maps[edit]

Changes between elections[edit]

By-elections[edit]

Knutsford By-Election 9 October 2008[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Steve Wilkinson 1,679 59.7 +2.1
Liberal Democrats Caroline Aldhouse 817 29.0 +5.0
Labour Laurie Burton 318 11.3 -7.2
Majority 862 30.7
Turnout 2,814 28.0
Conservative hold Swing
Cholmondeley By-Election 19 November 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Wilfred Davies 1,764 77.6 +6.6
Liberal Democrats Bryan Halson 508 22.4 +4.9
Majority 1,256 55.2
Turnout 2,272 19.6
Conservative hold Swing
Bunbury by-election, 22 March 2018[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Chris Green 663 53.3 -16.9
Liberal Democrats Mark Jones 342 27.5 +27.5
Labour Jake Lomax 178 14.3 -3.4
Green Mark Sharkey 60 4.8 -7.2
Majority 321 25.82
Turnout 1,243 33.41
Conservative hold Swing
Crewe South by-election, 27 February 2020[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laura Smith 854 54.0
Conservative Martin Deakin 566 35.8
Green Richard McCarthy 69 4.4
Independent Roy Cartlidge 67 4.2
Independent Brian Silvester 34 2.2
Majority 288 18.2
Turnout 1,580 20.0
Labour hold Swing
Crewe West by-election, 6 May 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Connor Naismith 724 42.3 -19.9
Conservative Teja Vaddala 539 31.5 +7.5
Crewe First Brian George Silvester 184 10.7 new
Green Melanie Ruth English 126 7.4 new
Independent Roy Cartlidge 72 4.2 -9.6
Liberal Democrats Paul James Weaver 55 3.2 new
Workers Party Chris McGrane 13 0.8 new
Majority 185 10.8
Turnout 1723 22.6
Labour hold Swing -13.7
Wilmslow Dean Row by-election, 2 September 2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Residents of Wilmslow Lata Anderson 447 50.7 -18.7
Conservative Frank McCarthy 354 40.2 +9.6
Liberal Democrats Birgitta Hoffmann 46 5.2 new
Green James Andrew Booth 34 3.9 new
Majority 93 10.6
Turnout 881 22.5
Residents of Wilmslow hold Swing -14.2

Changes of affiliation[edit]

Michael Jones (Bunbury) left the Conservative Party in September 2017. His later resignation from the council triggered the by-election on 22 March 2018.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Cheshire East (Electoral Changes) Order 2011", legislation.gov.uk, The National Archives, SI 2011/3, retrieved 4 September 2022
  2. ^ "Local Democracy- Voting and Elections". Cheshire East Council. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Compositions calculator". The Elections Centre. Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  4. ^ "Cheshire East". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  5. ^ "Council minutes". Cheshire East Council. Retrieved 4 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Knutsford By-Election Win for Pickmere Man". Cheshire East Council. 10 October 2008. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  7. ^ "Tory romps home in Cholmondeley by-election". Crewe Chronicle. 20 November 2009. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Britain Elects on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Declaration of result of poll - Bunbury Ward" (PDF). Cheshire East Council. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Declaration of result of Poll (Crewe South Ward)" (PDF). Cheshire East council. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  11. ^ Ryan, Belinda (23 March 2018). "Conservatives hold Bunbury seat - but their majority was slashed by 17%". crewechronicle. Retrieved 24 March 2018.

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