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Cheshire local election results

LOCAL COUNCIL RESULTS

  Councillors Councils
Party +/- Total +/- Total
After 312 of 312 councils.
CON 911 5315 39 165
LAB -505 1877 -8 34
LD -246 2171 -4 23
OTH -162 1112 0 5
NOC - - -27 85

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The Conservatives have retained control of Congleton and Macclesfield, and regained control of Chester in the local elections.

Labour hold Halton and Ellesmere Port and Neston. There remains no overall control in Warrington.

Congleton Borough Council remains controlled by the Tories despite them losing one seat. Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council has no overall control.

Results for Vale Royal will be announced on Friday.

The Conservatives regained control of Congleton back in 2003 after a number of years under Liberal Democrat leadership.

One third of the council seats were up for election this time, with the Conservatives holding 26 seats, Lib Dems three and other parties nine.

Unbeaten hold

In Macclesfield the Conservatives maintain a hold they have had since 1976. They now have 32 seats on the council, a gain of two.

The Lib Dems lost one seat and now have 12. Labour retain six seats and the Residents' Association hold two places.

Chester saw a gain for the Conservatives from a no overall control situation. They hold 33 places. Labour and the Lib Dems each have 13 seats.

Labour continue their unbeaten hold in Ellesmere Port and Neston where from 1973 they have been the ruling party. They now hold 24 places.

A third of the seats were up for grabs as the Conservatives made a gain of three seats to hold 17. The Lib Dems retained two seats.

In Halton, Labour lost two seats but still have overall control with 33. The Lib Dems improved their holding with 15, an increase of two. The Conservatives retain eight seats.



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