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Elections to Chorley Borough Council were held on 2 May 1996. One-third of the council was up for election and the result was a hold for the ruling Labour group.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 31 Increase 7
Liberal Democrat 7 Increase 1
Conservative 8 Decrease 8
Independent 1 Steady

Election result

Source: Chorley Borough Council[1]

Chorley Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 7 0 Increase 7 78.6
  Conservative 1 0 8 Decrease 8 7.1
  Liberal Democrats 1 1 0 Increase 1 7.1
  Independent 1 0 0 Steady 7.1

Ward results

Adlington

Adlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY Lindsay Hoyle 1,179 69.4
Conservative J. Taylor 391 23.0
Liberal Democrats A. Bland 129 7.6
Majority 46.4
Turnout 37.6
Labour hold Swing

Anderton Heath Charnock & Rivington

Anderton Heath Charnock & Rivington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY R. Lees 612 57.5
Conservative R. Morris 452 42.5
Majority 15.0
Turnout 41.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Brindle & Hoghton

Anderton Heath Charnock & Rivington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickY J. Charnley 343 45.3
Liberal Democrats J. Ross-Mills 334 44.1
Labour party (UK) J. Lowe 80 16.9
Majority 1.2
Turnout 50.5
Conservative hold Swing

Chorley East

Chorley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY P. Wilson 915 85.4
Conservative R. Charnley 156 14.6
Majority 70.9
Turnout 27.5
Labour hold Swing

Chorley North East

Chorley North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY K. Lowe 980 81.8
Conservative C. Goldsby 218 18.2
Majority 63.6
Turnout 27.6
Labour hold Swing

Chorley North West

Chorley North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY R. Crabtree 1,004 45.9
Conservative R. Colinson 880 40.3
Liberal Democrats L. Norman 302 13.8
Majority 5.7
Turnout 42.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Chorley South East

Chorley South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY C. Snow 951 60.0
Conservative P. Haughton 521 32.9
Liberal Democrats D. Porter 113 7.1
Majority 27.1
Turnout 40.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Chorley South West ward

Chorley South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY R. Parr 1,169 71.3
Conservative M. Crook 347 21.2
Majority 50.2
Turnout 31.2
Labour hold Swing

Chorley West ward

Chorley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Green tickY R. Snape 1,581 80.7
Labour G. Prior 291 14.9
Conservative P. Malpas 86 4.4
Majority 65.9
Turnout 47.0
Independent hold Swing

Clayton-le-Woods East

Clayton-le-Woods East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickY D. Bland 1,115 46.2
Labour E. Murphy 693 28.7
Conservative A. Cullens 603 25.0
Majority 17.5
Turnout 32.6
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Eccleston and Heskin

Eccleston and Heskin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY E. Forshaw 913 56.2
Conservative B. Twist 625 38.5
Liberal Democrats J. Eadon 86 5.3
Majority 17.7
Turnout 39.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Euxton South

Euxton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY M. Davies 739 52.5
Conservative G. Russell 452 32.1
Liberal Democrats G. Morris 217 15.4
Majority 20.4
Turnout 42.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Lostock

Lostock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYD. Lloyd 487 40.4
Independent (Politician) M. Iddon 390 32.4
Conservative D. Lambert 327 27.2
Majority 8.1
Turnout 36.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Whithnell

Whithnell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickY C. Howard 584 46.8
Conservative I. Smith 569 45.6
Liberal Democrats V. Jones 94 7.5
Majority 1.2
Turnout 44.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

References