A show of in­de­pen­dence that is aim­ing to put the peo­ple first

Macclesfield Express - - LOCAL ELECTIONS 2015 -

IN­DE­PEN­DENT can­di­dates say they are hop­ing to put peo­ple be­fore pol­i­tics in the bor­ough elec­tions.

Eleven of the 78 can­di­dates stand­ing for a seat on Cheshire East coun­cil are not part of a po­lit­i­cal party.

James Ni­cholas and Amanda Stott, a cou­ple living in Bolling­ton, are stand­ing as Bolling­ton First can­di­dates for the town’s ward. James said: “Bolling­ton de­serves two lo­cal res­i­dents as their rep­re­sen­ta­tives. Amanda and I will be putting Bolling­ton first and giv­ing vot­ers a gen­uine al­ter­na­tive to the same old po­lit­i­cal par­ties.”

In Poyn­ton there is a new group named North East Cheshire In­de­pen­dents made up of cur­rent and for­mer coun­cil­lors who hope to claim seats from the Con­ser­va­tives. Ga­bor Bar­tos and Roger West are stand­ing for Poyn­ton East and Pott Shrigley and Bryan Lewis and Tony Hall are stand­ing for Poyn­ton West and Adling­ton. They will also con­test seats on Poyn­ton Town Coun­cil.

Ga­bor said: “It’s time for change. None of us be­lieve that na­tional pol­i­tics should be al­lowed to get in the way of do­ing what is best for our com­mu­nity. Peo­ple count, not pol­i­tics. We want to change things for the bet­ter and feel we can best do this by be­ing In­de­pen­dent.”

In­de­pen­dent Mick War­ren is hop­ing to take the seat in the Macclesfield East ward.

In Tyther­ing­ton, Lloyd Roberts and Bren­dan Mur­phy are hop­ing to win back the ward’s two seats.

Lloyd said: “We be­lieve there should not be party pol­i­tics in lo­cal gov­ern­ment. We want to put peo­ple be­fore pol­i­tics and prin­ci­ples be­fore poli­cies.”

David Ed­wardes is stand­ing as an In­de­pen­dent in Bro­ken Cross and Martin Smith is stand­ing as a Macclesfield First can­di­date in Macclesfield Cen­tral.

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