Big night for shocks as vet­er­ans ousted

Macclesfield Express - - ELECTIONS ROUND-UP -

THERE were shocks galore in the Cheshire East Coun­cil elec­tions with sev­eral vet­eran coun­cil­lors los­ing their seats.

In Macclesfield Cen­tral, Con­ser­va­tive Bev­er­ley Doo­ley swept in to oust Labour vet­eran Ken Ed­wards, while his col­league Janet Jack­son re­tained her seat.

The was a dou­ble blow for the in­de­pen­dents in Tyther­ing­ton ward where Ainsley Arnold and Sam Gard­ner stormed to glory, oust­ing a shell-shocked Bren­dan Mur­phy and Lloyd Roberts.

Mr Mur­phy said: “It’s very, very sad, that af­ter 17 years of ser­vice to the peo­ple of Tyther­ing­ton it has come to an end.

“I have loved do­ing this. Help­ing peo­ple has been my hobby.”

Bolling­ton Tory Bill Livesley lost his seat to Amanda Stott, who rep­re­sents Bolling­ton First. The other seat re­mained Con­ser­va­tive, with Jonathon We­ston tak­ing the spoils.

In­de­pen­dent can­di­date and for­mer po­lice sergeant Mick War­ren won in Macclesfield East, beat­ing the in­cum­bent Lib­eral Demo­crat David Neilson.

Coun War­ren said: “I am re­ally look­ing for­ward to get­ting on with the job.

“I love where I live and I want to im­prove it.”

Labour duo Alift Hare­wood and Ni­cholas Man­nion won a very close race for Macclesfield West and Ivy seats.

The Con­ser­va­tives re­tained their seats in Chelford, with Ge­orge Wal­ton, and Poyn­ton East and Pott Shrigley with Jos Saun­ders and Howard Mur­ray.

Paul Find­low re­tained his seat in Prest­bury, as did Hilda Gad­dum in Sut­ton, Lesley Smetham in Gawsworth and Harold Daven­port in Dis­ley.

The Tories also held onto both seats in Bro­ken Cross and Up­ton ward with Liz Durham and Martin Hardy.

Labour’s Stephen Carter won in Hurds­field while in Macclesfield South Labour’s Laura Jeuda re­tained her seat. The Con­ser­va­tives kept Damien Druce’s for­mer seat with Chris An­drew.

Coun Carter said he was de­lighted to be re-elected.

He has vowed to try and get the cur­rent li­brary ex­tended to cre­ate a new com­mu­nity hall and to sort out prob­lems with park­ing and dog foul­ing.

The re­sults helped the Con­ser­va­tives re­tain con­trol of the coun­cil with 53 out of 82 seats, an in­crease on four years ago.

Labour re­tained its 16 seats, while the pain for the Lib Dems from the na­tional decline con­tin­ued, as they lost two of their four seats.

The num­ber of in­de­pen­dents or other par­ties rose to 11.

●● Bill Livesley was beaten by Amanda Stott in Bolling­ton

●● Long-stand­ing coun­cil­lor Bren­dan Mur­phy lost out

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.