Lib Dems win Chesham & Amersham

We're delighted that our Lib Dem colleagues in Chesham and Amersham have won their by-election. The Blue Wall is crumbling!

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Global Britain?

Jonathan Smith gets a view of the UK from the outside:

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Public Accountability

Jonathan Smith reacts to reports of the use of self-deleting messaging in Whitehall 


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Macclesfield maternity Services - more delays!

Jonathan says  It was back last summer when I brought to wider public attention the risk that the “temporary” suspension of birthing services at Macclesfield Hospital might become permanent, under cover of the pandemic crisis.


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Levelling Down

Tatton residents and voters will find it hard to support their MP’s stance on UK Foreign Aid.

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Social Care - still no plan!


Jonathan has responded to the concerns expressed by the Alzheimer’s Society reported in the Knutsford Guardian (“Calls to reform social care as number of people with dementia in Cheshire predicted to increase”, 24th. May)


They are a powerful call to action.

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What sort of memorial ?

A Fitting Memorial

Jonathan says:

There is a growing, public discussion about whether, and, if we do, how we should “commemorate” the pandemic

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In the aftermath of what has been an intriguing set of election results, perhaps it is timely for us to reflect on just how precious democracy is.

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Elections May 2021 - results

Knutsford Town Council - Bexton:  Ros Hobson received 394 votes, just behind the Conservative candidate with 422

Knutsford Town Council - Nether: Bill Tegner received 162 votes, but the seat was won by the Independent with 379. The Tory received 319

Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner: Jo Conchie received 14.47 % of the 1st preference vote. This was behind the Tory and Labour candidates, but well ahead of the Reform (Brexit)  party.

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Tearing families apart

Many families across Cheshire have close relatives living in Europe. There are many strong personal links between our county and the Continent.

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