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.

Chester MP Chris Matheson rejects constituency 'merger' with Ellesmere Port

MP also opposes hiving off rural Chester to new Winsford seat

Nigel Farage to visit Chester on UKIP 'Say No to EU' nationwide tour

Nigel Farage
It'll cost you £1 to see the politician when he comes to the city in November

Chester MP Chris Matheson mistaken for David Cameron

Community figures across the city have more famous 'doubles' - as we show you here

More than 9,000 Cheshire West children could have free school meals taken away

Speculation is mounting the government could scrap the scheme which provides catering for all infants
Claudia Williams live

Live: Guilden Sutton death crash trial - Jury retires to consider its verdict

Chester Crown Court waits to hear fate of Richard Bromley, accused of causing the fatal crash which killed Claudia Williams in 2013

Surf Snowdonia to close for winter with jobs lost at the facility

Rhys Barfield at Surf Snowdonia
The surfing lagoon has ended the contracts of seasonal staff early and some permanent staff have been made redundant

The Real Housewives of Cheshire: fifth episode filmed at Bolesworth Estate

The Cheshire ladies mingle at Bolesworth International launch party

Chester MPs

The M56 between Chester and Runcorn is not going to be upgraded as part of a Highways England project

M56 crash blackspot between Chester and Runcorn left out of upgrade plans

Agency defends decision after FOI figures reveal notorious route had four deaths in 2014-15

Tributes paid to founder of Frodsham's Will to Work Workshop

Geoff Prince, who earned a British Empire Medal for his charity work, has died at the age of 65

WATCH: Scout parade in Chester city centre

County Scout Sunday event attracts hundreds to Chester

Ellesmere Port and Neston council house tenants' views being sought

You have until September 23 to give your opinions

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

Councillor Mark Stocks
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

Cheshire Councillors

Chester Pride 2015 hailed 'biggest and best' yet

Chester was a riot of colour and thousands lined streets for annual diversity event

Chester MP Chris Matheson mistaken for David Cameron

Community figures across the city have more famous 'doubles' - as we show you here

New look for Chester Edinburgh Woollen Mill store

Sheriff of Chester Alex Black opens newly refurbished Rows store


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