Borough of Chorley
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North West England|
|Founded||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Chorley Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:||Lindsay Hoyle (Speaker) Katherine Fletcher|
|• Total||78.3 sq mi (202.8 km2)|
|• Rank||Ranked 198th|
|• Density||1,500/sq mi (580/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|Area code(s)||01257, 01204, 01254, 01704, 01772|
|ONS code||30UE (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
|Ethnicity||95.1% White British|
The Borough of Chorley is a local government district with borough status in Lancashire, England. The population of the Borough at the 2011 census was 107,155. It is named after its largest settlement, the town of Chorley.
The present non-metropolitan Borough of Chorley was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the then existing Municipal Borough of Chorley with the urban districts of Adlington and Withnell, and Chorley Rural District.
With exception of the town of Chorley, which remains an unparished area, the borough has twenty-three civil parishes:
Chorley Council is made up of forty-seven councillors, representing the following twenty electoral wards:
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England undertook an electoral review of Chorley Council in 2018/2019 to improve electoral equality. As a result, from the local election in 2021, the number of elected members will reduce from 47 to 42. There will be 14 wards (a decrease of 6) each represented by three members:
The Chorley Parliament constituency is a constituency in the House of Commons, and from 1997 until 2010 it was coterminous with the borough. Through boundary changes, Croston, Eccleston, Bretherton and Mawdesley were transferred to the South Ribble constituency. The current Member of Parliament for Chorley is Lindsay Hoyle, who was first elected to the seat in 1997.
The following people and military units have received the Freedom of the Borough of Chorley.