1998 Chorley Borough Council election


Elections to Chorley Borough Council were held on 7 May 1998. 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:

PartySeats  ±  
Labour33−4
Liberal Democrat7+1
Conservative6+2
Independent2+1

Election result


Chorley Local Election Result 1998
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 −4 50.0
  Conservative 5 +2 27.8
  Liberal Democrats 3 +1 16.7
  Independent 1 +1 5.6

Ward results


Adlington

Adlington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour YMs. Catherine Hoyle 828 61.6
Labour YMs. June Molyneux 778
Conservative Ms. Suzan Jane Christopher 331 24.6
Conservative Robert Edward Tyler 225
Liberal Democrats Philip William Pilling 186 13.8
Labour hold Swing

Anderton, Heath Charnock and Rivington

Anderton, Heath Charnock and Rivington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative YMary Patricia Case 452 46.5
Labour Michael Davies 432 44.5
Liberal Democrats David Porter 49 5.0
Green Matthew Hector Sims 38 3.9
Majority 20 2.1
Turnout 971 36.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Anglezarke, Heapey and Wheelton

Anglezarke, Heapey and Wheelton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative YMarie Elizabeth Gray 267 45.4
Liberal Democrats Janet Ross-Mills 216 36.7
Labour Michael James Downes 105 17.9
Majority 51 8.7
Turnout 588 43.2
Conservative hold Swing

Chorley East

Chorley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour YMelville George Coombes 548 76.1
Conservative Erik Karl Baxendale 172 23.9
Majority 376 52.2
Turnout 720 17.7
Labour hold Swing

Chorley North East

Chorley North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour YDennis Edgerley 611 68.9
Conservative Colin Nelson Goldsby 276 31.1
Majority 335 37.8
Turnout 887 21.2
Labour hold Swing

Chorley North West

Chorley North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative YRobert John Collinson 927 49.7
Labour Laura Jane Lennox 710 38.0
Liberal Democrats Linda Norman 229 12.3
Majority 217 11.6
Turnout 1,866
Labour hold Swing

Chorley South East

Chorley South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour YMargaret May Lees 757 56.3
Conservative Mrs. Patrica Mary Haughton 587 43.7
Majority 170 12.6
Turnout 1,344 33.4
Labour hold Swing

Chorley South West ward

Chorley South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour YJohn Gerard Wilson 738 66.0
Conservative Peter Malpas 292 26.1
Liberal Democrats Ms. Mavis Porter 88 7.9
Majority 446 39.9
Turnout 1,118 21.4
Labour hold Swing +3.5

Chorley West ward

Chorley West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent YMs. Joyce Snape 1,407 73.1 N/A
Labour Terry Brown 430 22.3 −41.9
Conservative Ms. Rosalie Margaret Goldsby 88 4.6 −16.4
Majority 977 50.8
Turnout 1,925 45.7
Independent gain from Labour Swing N/A

Clayton-le-Woods East

Clayton-le-Woods East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats YSimon Nicholas Jones 638 40.2
Conservative Alan Cullens 558 35.2
Labour Edward Anthony Murphy 391 24.6
Majority 80 5.0
Turnout 1,587 21.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden

Clayton-le-Woods West and Cuerden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour YMrs. Ann Bland 527 40.4
Conservative John Philip Walker 418 32.0
Liberal Democrats Gail Patricia Ormston 361 27.6
Majority 166 11.8
Turnout 1,306 41.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Coppull North ward

Coppull North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats YMs. Stella Marie Walsh 583 58.2 +4.3
Labour John Michael Murphy 379 37.9 −8.7
Conservative Christopher Allan Perry 39 3.9
Majority 159 15.9
Turnout 1,001 35.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing −6.5

Coppull South ward

Coppull South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats YKenneth William Ball 716 66.1
Labour Charles Edward Vaughan 299 27.6
Conservative Allan McDonald 69 6.4
Majority 417 38.5
Turnout 1,084 36.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Eccleston and Heskin

Eccleston and Heskin
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour YAlan Whittaker 1,255 74.3
Conservative Ms. Joan Constance Lucas 434 25.7
Majority 821 48.6
Turnout 1,689 39.7
Labour hold Swing

Euxton North

Euxton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour YDaniel Peter Gee 618 62.7
Conservative Peter Goldsworthy 310 31.5
Liberal Democrats Pauline Anne Sharp 57 5.8
Majority 308 31.3
Turnout 985 35.1
Labour hold Swing

Mawdesley

Mawdesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative YFrancis Culshaw 368 72.0 +16.9
Labour Ms. Monica Mary Woodroffe 143 28.0 −16.9
Majority 225 44.0
Turnout 511 34.5
Conservative hold Swing +16.9

Whittle-le-Woods

Whittle-le-Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative YEric James Bell 735 74.6
Labour William George Bailey 172 17.5
Liberal Democrats Stephen John Fenn 78 10.2
Majority 563 57.2
Turnout 985 31.4
Conservative hold Swing

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