The Liberal Democrats on the council voted against plans to spend £771,000 on Exchange Square’s centrepieces.
Elections 2018: Labour and Lib Dems battle to 8-8 draw as Stockport Council remains in no overall control
The two biggest parties won eight seats each, while the Tories won three and the Heald Green Ratepayers claimed one.
The party retained 16 of their 17 seats up for election on Thursday night, their only defeat coming to the Liberal Democrats in Milnrow and Newhey.
After weeks of canvassing, local councillors will find out their destiny as the general public go to the ballot box early next month.
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If the Conservatives can win seats like this one, Theresa May will secure the majority she desires in Parliament prior to negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Mr Leech, who now represents Didsbury West as a councillor on Manchester City Council, is raising a Liberal Democrat big tent in the hopes of uniting all pro-European Mancunians to mobilise for a general election challenge to Brexit.
‘We have a massive part to play’: Lib Dem leader Farron says Manchester has ‘crucial’ role in EU Referendum vote
Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron has told MM that Manchester has a huge part to play in the European Union, saying the city’s boundaries go ‘beyond our United Kingdom’.
The Salford Green Party have accused the Liberal Democrats of betraying their members after the former opposition to Labour pulled all candidates from competing for the city’s 21 seats.
Over the last 65 years the Greater Manchester constituency of Cheadle has been a battleground between the Liberal Democrats and the Conservatives, becoming used to the political pendulum swinging between the two without being challenged from outsiders.
We’ll be keeping you bang up to date all night with the latest results and reaction from across Greater Manchester and beyond.