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Spotlight on Local Elections

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Local and Borough Council elections take place on Thursday 2nd May

All this week on MIX56 we’re having a special spotlight on local elections with some special guests lined up.

Do you know what your local Parish Council does?  How is your Council Tax used to pay for local services – and who is responsible for things like bin collections and pot holes?

Do you want to make a difference in your local community?

All these questions and more all this week!  You can listen again right here:

Mike Amesbury, Weaver Vale Runcorn MP

Mike tells us why it is important to cast your vote in local elections:

Listen Again: Mike Amesbury
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    Mike Amesbury MP For Weaver Vale Local Elections 2024 ian

Andy Carter, Warrington South MP

Before becoming an MP, Andy was a Parish Councillor and tells us his story.  

Listen Again: Andy Carter
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    Andy Carter MP for Warrington South Local Elections 2024 ian

Cllr Sally Sharma

Cllr Sally Sharma

Cllr Sharma from Lymm Parish Council

Listen Again: Sally Sharma
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    Spotlight on Local Elections ian

Collette Fellows and Lara Jacob

Collette is Clerk of the Grappenhall & Thelwall Parish Council and Lara is Clerk of Stockton Heath Parish Council.

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    Spotlight on Local Elections ian

Jackie Weaver on MIX56

Jackie Weaver

Jackie became an overnight sensation following THAT notorious Handforth Parish Council meeting in 2021.

She’s now Chief Officer of the Cheshire Association of Local Councils (ChALC) and inspires people to get involved with local government.

We had a lovely chat with Jackie, on Zoom – of course!

Listen Again: Jackie Weaver
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