Our Candidates

Local elections are on the 2nd of May for Cheshire East and for Town and Parish Councils. Liberal Democrats candidates are standing in Chelford, Handforth, Knutsford, Lacey Green and Wilmslow West. Details are below


which includes Plumley, Toft, Ollerton, Over Peover, and Marthall

Ann Barlow



Ann has lived in Plumley for 33 years and has played an active part in the community during that time. A former parish councillor, she has a keen interest in ensuring that local developments take into account the nature of the surrounding environment. Having retired from a career in education, she is concerned about diminishing social care support impacting on the physical and mental well-being of local children. She has been a Lay Reader at St Oswald's Church, Lower Peover for over 20 years. She is married with two grown-up children and she and her husband have been active in Liberal Democrat campaigning since the inception of the party..


Chris Fortune

A Handforth resident of many years, Chris is a former Police Officer who also has experience in the care sector as Team Leader at a residential home for children and young adults.

Chris’s frontline experience would be invaluable on Cheshire East Council, that has an appalling reputation for mismanagement, waste and poor decision making.


Chris Wetherell


Chris is a life-long Knutsford resident and at 26 years old is one of our younger  candidates. He hopes his youth can bring a fresh and vibrant perspective to the council.

As a history graduate, his passions include historical preservation, architecture and urban planning, which he intends to draw upon to ensure Knutsford retains its unique character. He also strongly believes in protecting te environment and is am ardent supporter of rewilding local ecosystems.

Key issues that Chris plans to address are improving traffic safety in the town centre, pushing for better transport links to neighbouring towns and fighting disproportionally large cuts to our local schools.

Lacey Green

which includes Styal

Damian Carr

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Damian has lived in Lacey Green for around 8 years and has two teenage sons, four grown up step-children and five grandchildren. He is currently working on developing the MancSpirit Charity which he founded to use creativity and The Arts to inspire positive well-being, especially helping people who are struggling with Mental Health issues. He was invited to become a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) in recognition of his work within the Community Sector.

Wilmslow West

Birgitta Hoffman

Birgitta and her husband have lived in Wilmslow since 1997. She is the Academic Coordinator for the Wilmslow Community Archaeology Group and has volunteered at a number of local environmental and community groups in the Wilmslow area.

Wilmslow West

Oliver Romain

Oliver lives in Wilmslow with his wife, Janet and two young sons, aged nine and two. He is self-employed and active in the local community having volunteered locally at Gorsey Bank School and launching Wilmslow Freecycle.


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