Holmes Chapel Local Elections 2019 – what you need to know
Local elections are being held nationally on 2 May 2019. I don’t know about you, but I haven’t heard very much from any of the candidates so far. We know which parties they represent (unless of course they are independent), but most local candidates try to distance themselves from national politics, especially in times like these when national parties are massively divided on certain key issues, notably, of course, their position on Brexit.
So what is happening? There are two “levels” of candidates. Those who are standing for the Dane Valley ward (which includes Holmes Chapel) and those who are standing for the Parish council. Ward Councillors become closely involved in whatever goes on at Cheshire East Council and they could in theory, become part of the ruling party’s cabinet, which makes key decisions on behalf of residents of Cheshire East. (This is currently Conservative led).
Parish Councillors sit on Holmes Chapel Parish Council and are involved in local level issues. They have their own website (link above) where you can read their minutes, agendas and lots of other information about the work they do.
All the information that you need about Holmes Chapel Local elections 2019 including when and how to vote can be found on the Cheshire East website but I have picked out some of the key links below for you.
There will be various places that you can vote and your local voting station should be included on your ballot form (which you should have received by now). Typically, these include Primary schools and the secondary school.
At the time of writing, it looks like we are heading for European Elections as well. To find out more about Holmes Chapel and European Elections in 2019, please visit the European Elections page on the Cheshire East site.
What do you think about the local candidates on offer? Comment below or post on our forums. I’d be particularly interested in any comments from the candidates themselves.