Elections are taking place on 4th May for Borough, Town, Parish and Community Councils in Cheshire East.
However there will be no election for Alderley Edge Parish Council as it is uncontested.
There are nine seats available on Alderley Edge Parish Council and only nine candidates put themselves forward.
All nine candidates are representing Alderley Edge First, a group which formed a few months prior to the 2015 election, in order to challenge the current Alderley Edge Parish Council members, where they achieved a comprehensive victory.
Therefore the following will become Parish Councillors on 9th May:
- Ali Bates
- Louise Booth
- Craig Browne *
- Bev Chapman *
- Vince Fogarty *
- Myles Garbett *
- Rachael Grantham *
- Kristina Hulme
- Shabina Raja
* Current councillor.
The following current members of Alderley Edge Parish Council have decided not to re-stand:
- Cllr Mike Dudley-Jones
- Cllr Sarah Greenwood
- Cllr Liz Marshall
- Cllr Karen Robinson
Alderley Edge residents will therefore only be voting for who they wish to represent the Alderley Edge ward on Cheshire East Council on May 4th, when they will have the choice of three candidates.
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Have a very happy sabbatical Mike!
Mike's dedication, good judgement, humour and exceptional generosity will be greatly missed.
No Conservatives brave enough to stand, yet they snipe from the sidelines.
Also none standing in Handforth and the few in Wilmslow are standing as Local Conservatives, ashamed to be associated with the Westminster fiascos I suppose.