Elections to Chorley Borough Council were held on 6 May 1999. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 31 −2
Conservative 9 +3
Liberal Democrat 6 0
Independent 2 −1

Election result

Chorley Local Election Result 1999
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 0 3 −3 62.5 48.3 8,722
  Conservative 3 3 0 +3 18.8 31.5 5,693
  Liberal Democrats 3 1 1 0 18.8 19.1 3,446
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.8 145 N/A
  Independent 0 0 1 −1 0.0 0.3 54

Ward results

Adlington

Adlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYFlorence Molyneux 698 71.9
Liberal Democrats Raymond Ormston 273 28.1
Majority 425 43.8
Turnout 971 22.5
Labour hold Swing

Chorley East

Chorley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYBarry Hodson 627 75.5
Conservative Erik Karl Baxendale 204 24.5
Majority 423 50.9
Turnout 831 20.3
Labour hold Swing

Chorley North East

Chorley North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYAdrian Lowe 610 66.7
Conservative Colin Nelson Goldsby 224 24.5
Liberal Democrats Glenda Charlesworth 81 8.9
Majority 386 42.2
Turnout 915 21.9
Labour hold Swing

Chorley South East

Chorley South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYAnthony Stephen Holgate 646 59.8
Conservative Robert Tyler 355 32.9
Liberal Democrats David Porter 79 7.3
Majority 291 26.9
Turnout 1,080 26.9
Labour hold Swing

Chorley South West

Chorley South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYThomas McGowan 776 74.3
Conservative Peter Malpas 268 25.7
Majority 508 48.7
Turnout 1,044 19.9
Labour hold Swing

Chorley West

Chorley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYAnthony Gee 720 62.6
Conservative Ms. Rosalie Margaret Goldsby 257 22.3
Liberal Democrats Mavis Porter 173 15.0
Majority 463 40.3
Turnout 1,150 27.7
Labour hold Swing

Clayton-le-Woods East

Clayton-le-Woods East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickYSimon Nicholas Jones 1,010 47.9
Conservative Roger Livesey 696 33.0
Labour Jean Cronshaw 402 19.1
Majority 314 14.9
Turnout 2,108 27.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden

Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYLesley Brownlee 528 46.3 +6.3
Conservative John Philip Walker 419 36.8 +14.1
Liberal Democrats Gail Patricia Ormston 193 16.9 −20.4
Majority 109 9.6
Turnout 1,140 36.0
Labour hold Swing

Coppull North

Coppull North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickYPatricia Cuerden 533 60.7 +27.4
Labour John Murphy 345 39.3 −20.0
Majority 188 21.4
Turnout 878 31.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +23.7

Coppull South

Coppull South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Green tickYDerek Holland 764 70.7 +19.6
Labour Ms. Hilary Thompson 262 24.3 −18.5
Independent Christopher McMullan 54 5.0 N/A
Majority 502 46.5
Turnout 1,080 36.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +19.1

Eccleston and Heskin ward

Eccleston and Heskin
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Titherington 946 59.8 −2.9
Conservative Brian Twist 636 40.2 +8.7
Majority 310 19.6
Turnout 1,582 37.0
Labour hold Swing −5.8

Euxton North

Euxton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYThomas Gray 503 55.4 −3.7
Conservative Peter Goldsworthy 359 39.5 +8.7
Liberal Democrats Ms. Pauline Sharp 46 5.1 −4.9
Majority 144 15.9
Turnout 908 30.8
Labour hold Swing

Euxton South

Euxton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYGeoffrey Russell 508 45.9 +13.5
Labour John Cocking 497 44.9 −13.1
Liberal Democrats Ms. Linda Norman 101 9.1 −0.5
Majority 11 1.0
Turnout 1,106 33.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +13.3

Lostock ward

Lostock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYMs. Helen Sutton 590 54.0 +22.4
Labour James Freeman 304 27.8 −9.8
Independent Labour David Heyes 145 13.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats William Mellor 53 4.9 −0.5
Majority 286 26.2
Turnout 1,092 33.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +13.3

Whittle-le-Woods

Whittle-le-Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYMargaret Ward 622 60.7 +23.2
Labour Steven Turner 263 25.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stuart Harding 140 13.7 −24.4
Majority 359 35.0
Turnout 1,025 31.6
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +23.8

Withnell

Withnell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYMs. Kerry Jones 595 51.7 −0.4
Conservative Ms. Iris Elaine Smith 555 48.3 +12.4
Majority 40 3.5
Turnout 1,150 40.3
Labour hold Swing −6.4

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