Cheshire West and Chester

  • Council Control: Lab
  • Conservatives 23
  • Labour 37
  • Liberal Democrats 1
  • Green 2
  • Other 7

Non-aligned Independent 3, Independent 2, Winsford Salt of the Earth 2. Cheshire's county town, also including Ellesmere Port and most of the Cheshire Plain. Controversially created as a unitary council in 2009; one of the main councils featured on BBC's 'The Planners'.

Matt Bryan (Upton) moved from Labour to non-aligned Independent in September 2023. Mandy Clare (Winsford Dene) and Simon Boone (Winsford Swanlow) are ‘Winsford Salt of the Earth’ on the council while repudiated by the party; Martin Beveridge (Winsford Gravel) is an Independent but a member of the party.

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