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About the Council

How we work

The principal aims of Cheshire West and Chester Council are to:

  • Provide high quality services to the public.
  • Deliver services and information in an accessible way, enhancing customer experience.
  • Work more locally with communities and partners through five Area Partnership Boards, local area forums, parish/town councils and community groups delivering a common agenda and common outcomes.
  • Develop an approach to improve value for money with the aim of providing services which are of good quality and low cost.

Political make-up

The elected members of the Council

There are 70 elected members of Cheshire West and Chester Council, representing the 46 wards that make up the area.

  • 35 Labour Group councillors
  • 28 Conservative Group Councillors
  • 2 Liberal Democrats councillors
  • 1 Green Party councillor
  • 4 Independent councillors

The 70 councillors will serve until the next elections in 2023.

You can find a list of all the Councillors here

Stonewall Diversity Champions

Cheshire West and Chester Council have been members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme since 2012 which shows our commitment to supporting everyone in the workplace regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Further information about the programme can be found on the Stonewall website.

In both 2017 and 2018, Cheshire West and Chester Council were recognised in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index Top 100 of the most LGBT inclusive employers in the UK.

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