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The Conservative Party are in control of Cheshire West and Chester Council with 42 councillors with Labour having 32 and the Liberal Democrats 1. Chester has a Conservative MP, Stephen Mosley, while the rural Eddisbury constituency has long-standing Tory MP Stephen O'Brien. Ellesmere Port and Neston has Labour's Andrew Miller as MP while Tory Graham Evans is MP for Weaver Vale which covers Frodsham and Helsby.

Picture gallery: Your London Marathon stories and pictures

Local runners raise thousands for their chosen charities

New centre could boost pupils’ IT skills

Possible new computer Code Club in Ellesmere Port

Theatre expected to attract 625,000 visitors a year

How the new Chester theatre in Northgate Street will look from the outside when it is scheduled to open in 2016
Chester performing arts centre will provide economic and employment benefits 

World class college on cards for city

Principal designate of the proposed Cheshire Free School Annette France
Sixth form centre of excellence planned for Chester

Food bank rent bill battle boils over

Justin Madders slams charity's £12,000 bill as 'nothing short of scandalous'
Gary Cooper of Chester was sentenced to 10 months for perverting the course of justice at Chester Crown Court

Man jailed for falsely claiming he had been kidnapped

Gary Cooper of Chester sentenced to 10 months for perverting the course of justice

Delays after M56 collision

Motorists faced delays after M56 collision
Lanes closed after three cars involved in collision on M56 at Hapsford

Michael Owen and son net £12,000 for charity

Footballer wins money for charity on ITV1 show

Chester MPs

Picture gallery: Your London Marathon stories and pictures

Local runners raise thousands for their chosen charities

Giants' new home is a tall order

Stephen Mosley MP cuts the ribbon with GiANTS social inclusion director Dave Roberts, executive financial director Annette Silcock, financial director John Iles and project director Kristine Szulik
Chester GiANTS move into new premises in Blacon

New centre could boost pupils’ IT skills

Possible new computer Code Club in Ellesmere Port
A view of Chester from the Cathedral at Height tour

Cathedral challenged to attract 1m visitors

Cheshire West and Chester Council leader Mike Jones sets challenge for Chester Cathedral team

Villagers up in arms over housing plans

About 150 residents gathered at the public meeting held in Tarporley Community Centre on Monday to discuss three controversial housing applications
Packed meeting at Tarporley Community Centre to discuss plans for homes

‘Back the battle against homes or lose our votes’

About 150 residents gathered at the public meeting held in Tarporley Community Centre on Monday to discuss three controversial housing applications
 

Cheshire Councillors

Neston High Street

Road closures in Neston town centre

Road resurfacing at The Cross and High Street in Neston for five days

Paralympian celebrates county sports stars

Dee Banks Special School teachers Peter Bradbury and Gill Birch with Paralympic gold medalist Mark Colbourne
Mark Colbourne presents Cheshire West and Chester Sports Awards

£36,000 improvements made to popular park

CWAC landscape architect Edd Snell, Plus Danes Emma Manifold, Council Greenspace officer Mary Lavery, Councillor Pat Merrick and Plus Danes Peter Jones at Westminster Park
Ellesmere Port’s Westminster Park re-opens following £36,000 improvement scheme

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