Elections to Chorley Borough Council were held on 10 June 2004. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 21 Decrease 1
Conservative 20 Increase2
Liberal Democrat 3 Decrease 1
Independent 3 Steady
Party political make-up of Chorley Council
   Party Seats Current Council (2014)
2010 2011 2012 2014
  Labour 15 20 24 32                                                                                              
  Conservative 27 23 20 13                                                                                              
  Independent 2 2 2 2                                                                                              
  Lib Dems 3 2 1 0                                                                                              

Election result

Chorley Local Election Result 2004
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 6 2 0 Increase 2 40.0 36.0 11,169 −2.9
  Labour 6 0 1 Decrease 1 40.0 34.0 10,525 −9.1
  Independent 2 0 0 Steady 13.3 11.9 3,692 +9.7
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 1 Decrease 2 6.7 18.1 5,602 +2.3

Results Map

2004 results
2004 results

Ward results

Adlington and Anderton

Adlington and Anderton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Davies 1,226 43.8 −0.2
Conservative Paul Barron 1,105 39.5 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Philip William Pilling 469 16.8 −1.3
Majority 121 4.3 −1.8
Turnout 2,800 52.6
Labour hold Swing

Brindle and Hoghton ward

Brindle and Hoghton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Dickinson 521 52.3 −17.2
Independent Stephen Williams 193 19.4 +19.4
Labour Michael Graham 122 12.2 −2.9
Independent Graham Dixon 91 9.1 +9.1
Liberal Democrats William Mellor 69 6.9 −8.5
Majority 328 32.9 −21.2
Turnout 996 56.9
Conservative hold Swing

Chorley East ward

Chorley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Wilson 1,038 51.9 −7.9
Conservative Elvi Livesey 443 22.2 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Jean Mellor 309 15.5 +15.5
Independent Thomas Fawcett 209 10.5 −9.2
Majority 595 29.7 −9.6
Turnout 1,999 40.6
Labour hold Swing

Chorley North East ward

Chorley North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adrian Lowe 913 41.3 −11.9
Liberal Democrats Christopher Blackburn 679 30.7 +16.9
Conservative Simon Parkinson 618 28.0 −5.0
Majority 234 10.6 −9.6
Turnout 2,210 45.0
Labour hold Swing

Chorley North West ward

Chorley North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Joyce Snape 2,290 77.0 +77.0
Conservative Magdalene Cullens 375 12.6 −29.4
Liberal Democrats Linda Norman 220 7.4 −12.9
Independent Philip Baker 88 3.0 +3.0
Majority 1,915 64.4
Turnout 2,973 60.1
Independent hold Swing

Chorley South East ward

Chorley South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ms. Margaret Lees 999 45.1 −6.2
Conservative Dorothy Livesey 768 34.7 +0.1
Liberal Democrats David Porter 446 20.2 +6.1
Majority 231 10.4 −6.3
Turnout 2,213 46.9
Labour hold Swing

Chorley South West ward

Chorley South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Gee 841 47.4 −10.8
Conservative Elsie Perks 482 27.1 +2.5
Liberal Democrats Ms. Linda Eubank 453 25.5 +8.3
Majority 359 20.3 −13.3
Turnout 1,776 38.4
Labour hold Swing

Clayton-le-Woods and Whittle-le-Woods ward

Clayton le Woods and Whittle-le-Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Walker 1,361 51.4 +3.5
Liberal Democrats Glenda Charlesworth 679 25.6 −0.3
Labour Sharon Gray 608 23.0 −3.2
Majority 682 25.8 +4.1
Turnout 2,648 50.5
Conservative hold Swing

Clayton-le-Woods North ward

Clayton le Woods North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Cullens 813 39.6 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Stephen John Fenn 736 35.9 −0.1
Labour David Unsworth 502 24.5 −2.7
Majority 77 3.7 +2.9
Turnout 2,051 41.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Coppull ward

Coppull
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stella Walsh 1,187 48.4 +6.0
Labour Beverley Gore 966 39.4 −6.2
Conservative Stephen Royce 299 12.2 +0.2
Majority 221 9.0
Turnout 2,452 50.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Eccleston and Mawdesley ward

Eccleston and Mawdesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Henry Caunce 1,358 53.8 +2.4
Labour Helen Margaret Bradley 1,168 46.2 −2.3
Majority 190 7.6 +4.7
Turnout 2,526 54.8
Conservative hold Swing

=Euxton North ward

Euxton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Gee 1,016 53.3
Conservative Rosemary Russell 890 46.7
Majority 126 6.6
Turnout 1,906 55.1
Labour hold Swing

Heath Charnock and Rivington ward

Heath Charnock and Rivington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Case 661 69.8 +5.5
Labour Florence Molyneaux 286 30.2 −5.5
Majority 375 39.6 +11.0
Turnout 947 54.8
Conservative hold Swing

Lostock ward

Lostock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Margaret Iddon 821 46.2 N/A
Conservative Simon Moulton 667 37.6 −17.5
Labour Patricia Tack 288 16.2 −28.7
Majority 154 8.6
Turnout 1,776 54.2
Independent hold Swing

Wheelton and Withnell ward

Wheelton and Withnell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Shaun Smith 808 47.1
Labour Christopher Howard 552 32.2
Liberal Democrats Shelagh Graham 355 20.7
Majority 256 14.9
Turnout 1,715 53.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

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