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Middlewich First is a minor English political party based in the town of Middlewich, Cheshire.[2] It currently holds 0 seats on the unitary Cheshire East Council.[1] after losing 3 seats in the 2019 local elections as well as losing all 7 seats they held on Middlewich Town council.[3]

Middlewich First
LeaderJames Basford
Headquarters33 Long Lane
Middlewich CW10 0BL
Cheshire East Council[1]
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Middlewich Town Council
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The party was registered in 2003, and won a majority on Middlewich Town Council in May 2003 by standing 8 unopposed candidates.[4] All three borough seats in Middlewich were won in 2008.[2][5][6] Cllr Mike Parsons said of their success that "I think it is certainly fair to say this result reflects the Middlewich public's genuine dislike of all politicians. They are sick of party politics and squabbling."[7]


  1. ^ a b "Middlewich Ward". Cheshire East Council.
  2. ^ a b "Middlewich First". Register of Political Parties. Electoral Commission. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  3. ^ Middlewich Town Council - Kinderton 2015 Election Results Cheshire East Council
  4. ^ Addley, Esther (25 November 2003). "'It's just a lot of suits and faceless men'". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
  5. ^ "Council and Democracy". Cheshire East Council. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
  6. ^ Kandel, Vivien (2 May 2008). "Elections: Clean sweep for Middlewich First". This is Cheshire. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  7. ^ Halewood, Simon (7 May 2008). "We held back the Tory tide". Crewe Chronicle. Retrieved 1 July 2011.

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