Councillor Lesley Smetham

Party: Conservative

Ward: Gawsworth

Contact information

Home address: 
Little Trees
Gawsworth Road
Macclesfield, Cheshire
SK11 9RA

Phone:  01625 426173


Correspondence address: 
Cath Law
Cheshire East Council
Westfields, Middlewich Road
Sandbach, Cheshire
CW11 1HZ


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Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 02/05/2008 - 09/05/2011
  • 09/05/2011 - 11/05/2015
  • 11/05/2015 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Work history:

Administration: Local Government, Insurance and Engineering.


Civic roles:

Gawsworth Parish Councillor since 1999 and previous Chair.

Gawsworth School Governor and Chair of Community and Environment Sub-Committee.

Macclesfield Civic Society Committee Member (previous Chair).


Elected as Shadow Borough Councillor to the new Cheshire East Unitary Council in May 2008.  Committee responsibilities include:-


v                 Cabinet Assistant Sustainable Communities.

v                 Standards.

v                 Children & Families Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

v                 Environment & Prosperity Overview & Scrutiny Committee, Planning North.

v                 Lay Members Appointments Committee.


v                 Trustee of Macclesfield Silk Heritage.

v                 Secretary – Family History Society of Cheshire.

v                 Co-ordinator – Research Centre FHSoC.


Education history:

MA (Environment, Policy & Society) (Open).

BSc (Hons) (Open).

JD (Judging Diploma – Animal Care College).

DBC (Dog Breeding Certificate – Animal Care College).



Social, local, natural and family history; reading; sport; needlework; gardening and others – but not all at once!



My husband, David and I, celebrated our Ruby Wedding Anniversary in 2009.  We were both born in Luton, Bedfordshire, but have traced our ancestors from all over Britain, including Cheshire.  We lived in Bedfordshire and in Brussels before moving to Gawsworth in 1985.