Cheshire East - the area

  • Cheshire East is the third largest unitary authority in the North West next to Manchester and Liverpool
  • Cheshire East has an area of 1,165 km2
  • Cheshire East has an electorate of over 301,272
  • Cheshire East has a population of 398,800
  • Cheshire East has over 175,000 households
  • Cheshire East has 82 Councillors; representing 52 wards
  • Cheshire East has 5 Members of Parliament

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The geographic area we cover

Location in the UK

Map of the UK showing the location of Cheshire East

Cheshire East is located in the North West of England. The borough has good transport and communication links to large cities including Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham.

Transport links

Rail links

The West Coast Mainline travels through the borough with stations at Crewe and Macclesfield. Glasgow is 243 miles to the North and London 158 miles to the South. Other lines link to North Wales, Manchester, Derby and Shrewsbury.

Road links

The M6, the longest motorway in the UK, runs through the Borough providing a direct route from London to Glasgow.

International links

There are direct routes to Manchester Airport, Birmingham International Airport, Blackpool Airport and Holyhead Ferry Port.