Funding from our Tory Government to replace Winnignton Bridge has been denied. Funding from our Labour Council to fix the landslip at Soot Hill has been denied. Residents of Marbury are never given priority, and our councillors do not fight hard enough for us. Money is poured into Chester and Winsford, but our parish councils are left to fend for themselves.

Enough is enough.

It's time we sent a message in Marbury, that we won't be taken for granted any more. As Lib Dem councillors we promise to put residents at the heart of everything the council does. We will keep on fighting for residents in all corners of our ward; wether those facing the prospect of years of mistery at the hands of HS2 Ltd in Wincham, those in Sutton Weaver and Aston fighting for parity with their neighborus in Halton when it comes to paying Mersey Bridge tolls, or those in Barnton who's schools are overstretched because of poorly planned new housebuilding. We promise to make your council work for you - after all, that's what it's there for.

Meet Your Candidates

Sam Dodgshon, your Lib Dem Council Candidate, with his arms folded leaning on a stile in Antrobus

Sam Dodgshon - a lifelong Antrobus resident standing up for residents across our ward Marbury

Sam Dodgshon is a lifelong Antrobus resident and committed campiagner. He works in the charity sector as planning, housing, and access advocte - currently freelancing for the British Horse Society and Westway Trust.

Sam is a passionate believer in access to green space for all, making our roads safer, and ensuring everyone has a right to a safe home.

In May 2023, Sam ran to be the ward councillor for Marbury at Cheshire West and Chester, missing out by only 10 votes. He is still working hard across the ward and is avalible to help anyone sturggling with  hosing, planning, or rights of way.

Roy Garton - an experienced councillor speaking up for all our residents

A retired Fire Officer, Roy has been a community leader in Barnton since moving here in 1993. He served as a Vale Royal Borough Councillor from 1999 to 2009, during which time he fought hard to make sure residents across Barnton got a fair deal from the council. He has been speaking up for a second Winnington Bridge, more GP appointments, and school places since proposals for new housing were pushed through by the Conservative council at the start of the millenium. Roy also clerked Barnton Parish Council for 14 years, and went on to sit on Northwich Town Council.

In May 2023 Roy lost out on being elected to Cheshire West and Chester council by only 8 votes! Despite not being elected, he is still working hard for residents across Marbury.

Annie Makepeace - winning for Wincham, winning for Marbury

Annie is a retired teacher, longtime Wincham resident, and Woman of the Year winne!. She was a Vale Royal Borough Councillor for Lostock & Wincham, is the former chair of Wincham Parish Council,  and was CAMRA’s Pub Preservation Officer for North Cheshire. Through lockdown she coordinated a food-delivery service for vulnerable residents in Wincham and Marston, and continues to play a vibrant role in the village.

In May 2023 Annie stood for election in Marbury and gained a massive 1,135 votes - narrowly missing out on election. She continues working hard for the community in Wincham and beyond.

Since the days of Martin Bell, we've had Conservative councillors and a Conservative MP here in Marbury. They used to be people from the community who cared about making a difference. I haven't seen our current councillors once outside of election time. It's clear that for them we're just a safe seat to be parachuted into, and that they don't feel they have to work for their votes. It's time we showed them that's not the case any more!

Sam Dodgshon

News in Marbury


2 Years, No Action!

The Soot Hill landslip has been causing untold misery for residents and businesses across Marbury, it's high time something was done.

6 Mar 2023

This website uses cookies

Like most websites, this site uses cookies. Some are required to make it work, while others are used for statistical or marketing purposes. If you choose not to allow cookies some features may not be available, such as content from other websites. Please read our Cookie Policy for more information.

Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the website to function properly.
Statistics cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us to understand how our visitors use our website.
Marketing cookies are used by third parties or publishers to display personalized advertisements. They do this by tracking visitors across websites.