Our Northwich Winsford and Tarvin+Kelsall teams have been very busy !!


We have put together a strong experienced team of candidates to fight the Cheshire West Council elected in 2019

We have already delivered the 1000s of FOCUS leaflets during the year. Currently, our teams in Northwich Winsford and Tarvin,Kelsall&Delamere wards have been delivering the first of our Focus Leaflets for 2019.

The new Cheshire West Council elected in 2019 is likely to be finely balanced between Labour and the Tories, so just a small group of Lib Dem Councillors could be in a position to decide how the next Council is run.

You can download your copy of the focus for Northwich HERE, Tarvin and Kelsall HERE and Winsford HERE and HERE

Daniela Parker Announced as Weaver Vale PPC for next General Election

The Lib Dems constituency Party in Weaver Vale are pleased to announce that they have selected Daniela Parker as their prospective parliamentary candidate (PPC).

Our previous candidate Paul Roberts who is standing in the CWaC 2019 local election for the ward of Farndon commented “I am delighted that Daniela – who lives in the constituency – has been appointed as the Weaver Vale PPC. I’m sure she will make a real impact and get a much improved Lib Dem result at the next General Election, whenever it happens”.

Daniela said “I am thrilled to have been selected as the PPC for Weaver Vale. I am committed to working with all the members of the local community and demonstrating that our Party’s policies can deliver a real improvement in people’s lives. Whether that is campaigning against Fracking in our constituency to a fair funding model for our NHS I believe we offer a much-needed alternative to the Labour and the Tories who are being dictated to by the extremists in their parties.

I am delighted to already have been able to start putting together my campaign team, and in the new year we will start planning our campaign strategy with my goal to become the Liberal Democrat MP for Weaver Vale”.

Daniela lives in Cheshire with her husband and daughter and works within the Charitable sector with Victims and Witnesses of Crime. She read Psychology at the University of Wales, Bangor and went on to work for 12 years with substance misusing offenders in custody and supporting them in their recovery.

Daniela is active in her local community and has worked with her neighbours to improve the appearance of their urban village and campaign for safer roads as well as objecting to more housing developments in the area.

Daniela is passionate about a number of issues including healthcare and in particular improving the provision of mental health services. As well as the criminal justice system, including both the rehabilitation of offenders and the experience of victims and witnesses. As the daughter of an Italian father and a British mother she classes herself as pro European, and has been campaigning for an ‘Exit-from-Brexit’.

Our first Northwich Focus (for many years) has been delivered !!

Our Northwich team have delivered the first FOCUS leaflet we have published for Northwich for many years! It reflects much of the feedback we got at our Northwich Day of Action Street Stall.

We are putting together a strong experienced team of candidates across Cheshire West in May 2019.

The new Cheshire West Council elected in 2019 is likely to be finely balanced between Labour and the Tories, so just a small group of Lib Dem Councillors could be in a position to decide how the next Council is run.

To download a copy of the latest Northwich Focus click HERE

Northwich residents give us feedback on Brexit and their local priorities


We held a street stall in Northwich today and have some great conversations with dozens of Northwich Residents. We spoke to a few potential new members too!!

The main concerns people raised were as follows:

1. We ran a ‘Brexitometer’ and you can see the results for your self in the picture!

2.The distinctly below average performance of Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC)

3.An overwhelming no to the idea of parking charges at Baron’s Quay?

4.A big no to Tata’s plan to incinerate 50% more waste

5. Comments on Victoria Infirmary (VIN) included :

  • We need VIN but I don’t mind where is located
  • VIN is such a useful resource
  • VIN must not be changed – it offers a fantastic service
  • Keep VIN as it is a local resource, don’t send services to Leighton
  • We need to keep it in town as some people have trouble travelling outside.
  • There should be a hydro pool
  • Concern that there are no adult autism services

6. We have a flourishing town centre, but we must get some retailers into the vacant space in Baron’s Quay

7. General concerns were expressed about :

  • Roads and general infrastructure
  • Pensions
  • Junior doctors workload
  • Not enough schools and GP’s for new housing
  • Builders charging management fees of typically £250 a year to manage green spaces which should be funded by CWaC.
  • The ‘Leasehold Ground Rent Scandal ‘ affecting newly built houses
  • Too many bins, CWaC should copy Cheshire East
  • A feeling that CWaC is too Chester centric

It was a very productive morning and we look forward to hearing a lot more from people across the area as our campaign for the May 2019 Local Elections gathers pace.

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Lib Dem National Day of Action Street Stalls Frodsham+Northwich 6+8th Sept

As part of the Lib Dem National Day of Action we are holding two Street Stalls one in Frodsham (10.00 am to 14.00 ) this Thursday (6th September) in Main Street outside the former Nat West branch and the other next Saturday (8th September) in Witton Street, Northwich from 09:00-13: 00.

Alongside our Campaign, for an ‘Exit from Brexit’, we want to find out what Local and National Issues matter most to local people: It’s a great chance to raise our profile ahead of the May 2019 Local Elections too.

It will be interesting to see what issues come up perhaps

-Proposed Parking Charges at Barons Quay?

-Proposed movement of Health services at Victoria Health centre to Leighton?

–Frodsham Neighbourhood Plan?

-The campaign for the public to have the final say on Brexit?

It would be great if you could come along and have a chat we want to hear from you.

More good news for Northwich, what about Winsford?

Image: Winsford Guardian


The headlines and even a TV documentary in the last few weeks have suggested that Marks and Spencer and other retailers like House of Fraser are in an irreversible decline. The traditional high street is under real pressure not just from the internet but also the growth of out of town retail. Big increases in rents and in particular Business Rates have also made what was was once many traditional retailers biggest strength into a big weakness

Sky News’s Adam Boulton also recently suggested HERE that the death of the High Street is nigh!

It’s really important that our local Councils Cheshire West and Cheshire East respond to changing events with a radical new approach to how to develop and improve our town centres. Town centre’s perhaps need to be redeveloped as mixed-use spaces. Yes, some high-quality retail space for local retailers but also social ( cafe’s restaurants etc ) and residential space too.

In this climate, Cheshire West’s decision to develop Baron’s Quay at Northwich and create more retail space seems very unwise. This raises additional concerns about Winsford which is at a much earlier stage of redevelopment

Lib Dem Winsford Cllr Charlie Parkinson commented that Chesire West and Chester’s announcements of a new Weaver Square consultation for a new master plan for Northwich was a case of  ”More good news for Northwich, what about Winsford? ..millions more.. poured into Northwich to try and rescue Barons Quay…is Winsford being kicked into the long grass yet again ?’

Let’s hope Winsford doesn’t suffer more delays and that lessons are learned and the mistakes in Northwich are not repeated.

Richard Dawson – Eddisbury and Weaver Vale Liberal Democrats