Cllr Lesley Smetham: Gawsworth Ward (Macclesfield Ward)
Lesley has lived in Gawsworth for nearly 30 years. She has been a parish councillor since 1999, a Cheshire East Councillor since 2008 and has been representing Gawsworth since May 2011.
Lesley is currently serving as the Mayor Cheshire East for the mayoral year 2018-19.
The Gawsworth ward consists of 8 parishes: Bosley, Eaton, Gawsworth, Henbury, Lower Withington, Marton, North Rode and Siddington and covers a large geographic area from Macclesfield in the north to Congleton in the south and from the hills of the Peak District in the east to Jodrell Bank in the west.
Lesley is a board member of several bodies, such as Cheshire Community Action and Cheshire Association of Local Councils. These two community bodies work with Cheshire East to provide advice and services for local people.
Lesley has many interests including local and family history, current affairs, literature, the arts and the natural world.