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