Statement from Hugo Deynem, candidate for Sandstone ward.
“I have lived in this area for almost 50 years and very much hope to have the honour of representing our community on the Borough Council. In one of my newsletters keeping residents in touch with what is happening in the area, I mistakenly assumed that the candidate standing for the Liberal Democrats in the forthcoming election did not live locally. For the first time, candidates at election this year can choose whether or not to disclose where they live. In the address section the candidate has put “address in borough of Cheshire West and Chester”, which I assumed meant he was not local. I now know this is not the case, and apologise unreservedly for my incorrect assumption.”