TO correct a point made by Cllr Findlow, which is being quoted in an official CEC press release, regarding the Change Cheshire East Campaign.

A motion was tabled at full council (by myself) in February requesting a working group be set up.

To be crystal clear – the motion said: ‘To convene a cross-party working group, at the start of the next municipal year, to consider the implementation of alternative forms of governance, with the recommendations being presented to this council’.

This motion was referred to the constitution committee, where the motion was rejected.

Therefore there has been no proper debate as to whether we should change from the cabinet system to a committee system.

Any implication otherwise is ‘fake news’, but shows how seriously our campaign is being taken by cabinet.

Cllr James Nicholas Independent Cheshire East Council