Sam Corcoran became Leader of Cheshire East Council in May 2019. By profession he is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser and was awarded fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Taxation for a thesis on ‘Taxing the Workers’. He went to Manchester Grammar School and won an open scholarship to read maths at Brasenose College, Oxford.
Sam was first elected onto Sandbach Town Council in 2007, then onto Cheshire East Council in 2011 as Labour & Co-operative Councillor for Sandbach Heath & East.
Immediately after being elected Leader of the Council, Sam proposed a motion recognising the climate emergency declared by Parliament and setting out steps for Cheshire East to help address climate change.