Cheshire East Council
|Founded||1 April 2009|
|Preceded by||Cheshire County Council|
Congleton Borough Council
Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council
Macclesfield Borough Council
Mayor of Cheshire East
Cllr Barry Burkhill
since 22 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Sam Corcoran, Labour
since 22 May 2019
Kath O'Dwyer (Acting)
since April 2017
Length of term
|2 May 2019|
|4 May 2023|
Cheshire East Council is the local authority of Cheshire East, Cheshire, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It provides a full range of local government services including Council Tax billing, libraries, social services, processing planning applications, waste collection and disposal, and it is a local education authority. The council was first elected on 1 May 2008, a year before coming into its powers on 1 April 2009. After an election in May 2019, no party holds overall control. The civil parish of Sandbach hosts the administrative headquarters for the council.
Powers and functions
The local authority derives its powers and functions from the Local Government Act 1972 and subsequent legislation. For the purposes of local government, Cheshire East is within a non-metropolitan area of England. As a unitary authority, Cheshire East Council has the powers and functions of both a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. In its capacity as a district council it is a billing authority collecting Council Tax and business rates, it processes local planning applications, it is responsible for housing, waste collection and environmental health. In its capacity as a county council it is a local education authority, responsible for social services, libraries and waste disposal.
Since the first election to the council in 2008 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:
|Executive||Leader||Term of office||Elections|
|Conservative||Wesley Fitzgerald||2008–2012||2008, 2011|
|No Overall Control||Sam Corcoran||2019–present||2019|
In May 2019, following local elections, the Conservatives lost control of the council for the first time since it was created in 2008. On 22 May 2019, the newly appointed councillors met for the first time and elected Labour's Sam Corcoran as leader, after the party came to an agreement with independent councillors. The following cabinet positions were announced on 22 May 2019:
|Cheshire East Council|
|Deputy Leader||Craig Browne||TBC|
|Children and Families||Dorothy Flude||TBC|
|Adult Social Care and Health||Laura Jeuda||TBC|
|Public Health and Corporate Services||Jill Rhodes||TBC|
|Highways and Waste||Brian Roberts||TBC|
|Environment and Regeneration||Nick Mannion||TBC|
|Finance, IT and Communications||Amanda Stott||TBC|
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