2019 Election Results: Craig Browne retains seat with huge majority


Craig Browne is been re-elected to represent the Alderley Edge ward on Cheshire East Council.

Having won the seat as an Alderley Edge First candidate from Conservative Frank Keegan at the last election 4 years ago, Craig secured a huge majority with nearly 77% of the vote.

Alderley Edge Ward is represented by one councillor and there were three candidates standing for this position.

The results were

  • Keith Andrew Boxer, Green Party -112 votes, 7.06%
  • Paul Nicholas Brearley, Conservative Party - 255 votes, 16.08%
  • Craig Julian Browne, Alderley Edge First - 1219 votes, 76.86%

Craig has lived in Alderley Edge since 1996, his family first moved here almost 100 years ago and he says he has always felt a special connection with Alderley Edge.

Speaking about why he had decided to stand for re-election as both a ward and parish councillor, Craig told me "It has been an honour and a pleasure to serve you over the last four years. I recall saying when I was elected, that I realised I wouldn't please everybody all the time, but that I would never give less than my best as your Councillor.

"I hope you will agree that I have always tried to act in the best interests of the wider village and that I have tried to ensure that resources have been spent evenly.

I also hope you will conclude that I have lived up to my promise to be open, accessible and transparent in my work. I have provided continuous updates via my blog and social media, whilst holding regular surgeries on the last Saturday of each month."

The count for the Alderley Edge Parish Council election will take place tomorrow, Saturday 4th May.

2019 Local Elections


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

George Marshall
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 1:54 pm
Well done Craig! Really chuffed to have someone standing for all the residents of AE, not just a select few.

I've lived here all my life & since having the opportunity to vote, never felt well represented in the past, it all felt a bit snooty & disingenuous. Thanks to you & all the parish councils' hard work to make Alderley Edge a place where everyone regardless of background, income etc. has a voice!

Hopefully now we'll have a bit more influence wit Cheshire East too!
Lesley Marsh
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 2:13 pm
Well done Craig, that is an excellent result!
Karen Robinson
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 2:15 pm
Well done Craig! Doing a great job.
David Carey
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 2:48 pm
Excellent news well deserved Craig!
Roy West
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 3:13 pm
Congratulations Craig, 77% of the vote, certainly shows the other parties what the residents of Alderley think!
Pete Taylor
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 3:28 pm
Well done Craig; here we now have four Residents of Wilmslow CEC Councillors too- quite a block of Independents, in fact only one Conservative was elected, in the ward we didn't contest.

As I said many times: Alderley First, Wilmslow next! Great result for you... and there's more to come!
Nick Jones
Friday 3rd May 2019 at 4:48 pm
Well done Craig !
Joan Wright
Saturday 4th May 2019 at 6:47 am
Excellent result Craig and well deserved. Joan and Derek Wright
Alan Brough
Saturday 4th May 2019 at 7:18 am
Congratulations Craig - A thoroughly well deserved win and interesting times ahead at Cheshire East!
Mark Francis
Saturday 4th May 2019 at 7:37 am
Great work Craig. Well done.
Stewart Dyer
Saturday 4th May 2019 at 8:00 am
Good for you Craig, and good for Alderley Edge. A well deserved recognition of your hard work, involvement, and dedication to the village.
Nick Jones
Wednesday 8th May 2019 at 2:27 pm
.. and congratulations Craig with your appointment as the CEC Independant group leader... well done.... You are working with kindred spirits !