About Cheshire East Council

Local Government in Cheshire East

The Council started its life on 1 April 2009, when the former Cheshire County Council, Macclesfield Borough Council, Congleton Borough Council and Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council were abolished. On that date, Cheshire East Borough Council took responsibility for all local authority functions which had previously been dealt with by the County and district councils.

Current Political Balance

We have 82 elected Councillors. Each Councillor represents the residents in their Ward, of which there are 52 in the borough of Cheshire East.

The current political representation is:

  • 51 Conservative
  • 16 Labour
  • 2 Liberal Democrat
  • 13 Independent or Other

Cheshire East Council has a Leader, a Cabinet and a Mayor for Civic functions

Our Councillors are directly accountable to citizens for the running of the Council. Whilst they have a very broad role, they have a duty to represent the interests of all constituents in their ward. They may also represent the Council on external bodies at national, regional and local levels.

Councillors work closely with employed officers of the Council to develop policies and do other work so that the Council can deliver its vision, and to ensure that services are delivered to residents, businesses and visitors.