Politics

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.

Fifth year of Malpas Arts & Literature Festival is another success

A mix of literary stars performed

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

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'

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

11 things to do this half term in Chester and Ellesmere Port

Fun for all the family throughout the school holidays

Look inside: Contemporary converted barn in Ashton Hayes at £745K

Five bedrooms, a separate studio flat and underfloor heating

Eccleston livestock manager forged documents over slaughtered cows

Timothy Misson's actions risked unsafe meat being processed for human consumption

Chester MPs

Frodsham Bike Project founder Andy Pendleton

New Frodsham charity seeks to recycle bikes and encourage sustainable transport

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'

WATCH Election 2015: Labour take control of Cheshire West and Chester Council

Cllr Samantha Dixon and Cllr Mike Jones hear chief executive Steve Robinson announce the result
Labour overall majority of just one seat as final ward of Newton marks two gains for party

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

Election 2015: Cheshire West and Chester Council set for first woman leader

Cllr Samantha Dixon with her husband Nick celebrating as Labour took control of Cheshire West and Chester Council
Cllr Samantha Dixon vows to put respect at the core of the local authority

Cheshire Councillors

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

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'

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

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