Conservative's own polling shows them losing to Lib Dems

Dr Mark Pack reports that Crosby Textor have conducted a survey for the Conservative Party and it was not good news for them.

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Local Election Results

Lib Dems have continued their taking of local seats.

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What next for the school bus?

The Bollington school bus has only a temporary reprieve. After much work by the parents, supported by the Lib Dems and the independents, the result is that which the Tories proposed: a crossing on the Silk Road. What does this mean for the future, apart from a long and unsafe walk -either along the Middlewood way or across the Silk Road?

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Conservative fiddle while the NHS burns

Just over a month ago the Macclesfield Express reported how the national NHS underfunding crisis was impacting locally with the East Cheshire NHS Trust (ECNT) that runs our hospital £24 million in debt and the East Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group which funds local health services £9 million in debt.

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A week is a long time in economics

Harold Wilson’s often quoted saying that a week is a long time in politics has never been as true as it is today, except that a week is now a long time in economics too.

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Council must have control on local affairs

I was delighted to read in last week’s edition of the Express that the Silk Mill Museum at Paradise Mill will be unaffected by the collapse of the plan, mooted by the former Leader of Cheshire East, for the Council to acquire the building. The guided tours of the loom floor help make the history of our town come to life, both for visitors and for local residents of all ages. Given the call by MP David Rutley in his latest Express column for the Council to give more emphasis to developing our cultural and heritage assets as a contribution to the regeneration of the Town Centre, the failure to proceed with the purchase, and thereby give our Silk Heritage a further boost, is especially disappointing.

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Cinema decision to create parking havoc

The good news is Macclesfield is to have a nice new cinema, set in an attractive piazza, which will bring people flocking back to the town centre. The bad news is that it is to be built on the Churchill Way car park so when we all flock back there will be nowhere for us to park.

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