The Labour Party are in control of Cheshire West and Chester Council with 38 councillors with Conservatives having 36 and one independent. Chester has a Labour MP, Chris Matheson, while the rural Eddisbury constituency has Conservative MP Antoinette Sandbach. Ellesmere Port and Neston has Labour's Justin Madders as MP while Tory Graham Evans is MP for Weaver Vale which covers Frodsham and Helsby.

MP Chris Matheson visits successful English Language school

English in Chester welcomed newly-appointed MP

Tattenhall Post Office to close its doors

The post office will be moving into the village's Budgens store

Thousands oppose Cheshire West and Chester Council's anti-social behaviour drive

People sign petitions against the proposed Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) covering Chester city centre

Petition launched to save Ellesmere Port post office

MP Justin Madders is behind the campaign to save Wolverham post office

Chester campaigners seek global action from MP

Two campaigners from action/2015 lobby Chris Matheson to take action
Clwyd Theatr Cymru in Mold welcomes the National Youth Theatre of Wales today

What's On in Chester, Flintshire and Cheshire from September 2 onwards

Events, Music & Gigs, Shows & Theatres and Exhibitions in the area

New Subaru Levorg prices revealed

The estate car with all-wheel drive will go on sale iin September, and the niche brand has revealed how much it will cost for UK buyers.

Circus rolls into Backford

Look out for Uncle Sam's Great American Circus big top

Chester MPs

WATCH: Scout parade in Chester city centre

County Scout Sunday event attracts hundreds to Chester

New Frodsham charity seeks to recycle bikes and encourage sustainable transport

Frodsham Bike Project founder Andy Pendleton
Frodsham Bike Project has helped more than 1,000 people since its creation seven months ago

Chester Labour MP Chris Matheson back from his first week at Parliament

The city's new Member of Parliament talks to David Holmes about his hopes for the next five years and his first experience at 'Hogwarts'
Councillor Mark Stocks

Chester Tory leadership challenger launches damaging attack on Conservative CWaC chief Mike Jones

Cllr Mark Stocks says someone must take responsibility for party's embarrassing defeat

Chester Tory chief Mike Jones survives leadership challenge after election defeat

Former council leader emerges triumphant after Cllr Mark Stocks put himself forward as alternative choice for local Conservatives

Taxpayers' Alliance slams Cheshire West and Chester Council for awards 'jolly'

Wayne Copley, Procurement Director, REPIC (award sponsor), Christine Skeldon, Recycling Engagement Co-ordinator (Kier), Emma Harrison, Customer Relationship Team Leader (CWAC), John Outram, Head of Service, Commissioning Places (CWAC), Steve Bakewell, Senior Waste Contracts Manager (CWAC), Sue Perkins, awards host at the Local Government Chronicle Council of the Year awards
Freedom of Information request shows cost of sending representatives to London bash was more than £11,000

Cheshire Councillors

Another 80-bed student complex planned for Chester city centre

Developers want to build an accommodation block off Hunter Street

Petition launched to save Ellesmere Port post office

MP Justin Madders is behind the campaign to save Wolverham post office

Sheriff of Chester will raise Red Ensign flag outside Town Hall on Merchant Navy Day

The Red Ensign flag will fly outside Chester Town Hall on Merchant Navy Day
The event on September 3 marks the anniversary of the sinking of the SS Athenia, the first British merchant vessel lost during Second World War

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