2008 Chorley Borough Council election

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The Chorley Borough Council elections took place on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election.

Election result

Chorley Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 8 2 0 +2 53.3 45.7 11,872 -0.9%
  Labour 5 0 1 -1 33.3 35.1 9,128 -3.1%
  Independent 1 0 1 -1 6.7 10.4 2,699 +4.4%
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 0 0 6.7 7.8 2,016 -0.5%
  New Party 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.1 276 +0.1%

Results map

2008 results
Previous 2004 results

Wards

Adlington and Anderton

Adlington and Anderton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Green tickYPeter Wilson 1,103 44.5 −1.2
Conservative Eric Catterall 1,079 43.6 +7.0
Liberal Democrat Philip Ling 294 11.9 +1.1
Majority 24 1.0 −8.1
Turnout 2476 44.4
Labour hold Swing −4.1

Brindle and Hoghton ward

Brindle and Hoghton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYDavid Dickinson 648 81.6 +29.3
Labour Neil Caton 146 18.4 +6.2
Majority 502 63.2 +30.3
Turnout 794 46.0
Conservative hold Swing +11.6

Chorley East ward

Chorley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Green tickYJulia Berry 974 62.4 +1.9
Conservative Nicola Gregory 587 37.6 +13.3
Majority 387 24.8 -11.3
Turnout 1561 32.2
Labour hold Swing -5.7

Chorley North East ward

Chorley North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Green tickYAdrian Lowe 764 45.2 −5.1
Conservative Simon Parkinson 650 38.5 +3.5
New Party Colin Denby 276 16.3 +1.6
Majority 114 6.7 −8.6
Turnout 1,690 35.0
Labour hold Swing −4.3

Chorley North West ward

Chorley North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Green tickYJoyce Snape 2,055 76.3 −9.0
Labour Jonathan Pryor 337 12.5 +5.0
Conservative Barbara Higham 302 11.2 +3.9
Majority 1718 63.8 −14.0
Turnout 2,694 53.0 −1.5
Independent hold Swing −7.0

N.B. Percentage change in Chorley North-West is taken from when a Snape last faced the electorate.

Chorley South East ward

Chorley South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Green tickYAlistair Ward Bradley 890 46.2 +2.7
Conservative Eleanor Smith 834 43.3 −1.2
Liberal Democrat David Porter 204 10.6 −1.4
Majority 56 2.9 +4.0
Turnout 1,928 40.0
Labour hold Swing +2.0

Chorley South West ward

Chorley South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Green tickYAnthony Gee 831 51.8 +9.7
Conservative Dorothy Livesey 772 48.2 +16.1
Majority 59 3.7 −6.3
Turnout 1,603 28.5
Labour hold Swing −3.2

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

Clayton-le-Woods and Whittle-le-Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYJohn Walker 1,353 65.5 +8.4
Labour Frances Maguire 387 18.7 −2.2
Liberal Democrat Glenda Charlesworth 326 15.8 −6.2
Majority 966 46.8 +11.6
Turnout 2,066 37.0
Conservative hold Swing +5.3

Clayton-le-Woods North ward

Clayton-le-Woods North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYAlan Cullens 897 53.1 +11.7
Labour Steve Murfitt 499 29.5 −6.6
Liberal Democrat Stephen John Fenn 294 17.4 −5.1
Majority 398 23.6 +18.3
Turnout 1,690 34.9
Conservative hold Swing +9.2

Coppull ward

Coppull
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Green tickYStella Walsh 898 51.2 −0.1
Labour Peter Gore 588 33.5 +0.9
Conservative Stephen Royce 269 15.3 −0.8
Majority 310 17.7 −1.1
Turnout 1,755 36.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing −0.5

Eccleston and Mawdesley ward

Eccleston and Mawdesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYHenry Caunce 1,306 57.8 −2.4
Labour Alan Whittaker 956 42.2 +2.4
Majority 350 15.5 -4.8
Turnout 2,262 48.2
Conservative hold Swing −2.4

Euxton North ward

Euxton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYDebra Platt 908 54.9 +1.2
Labour Danny Gee 745 45.1 −1.2
Majority 163 9.9 +2.5
Turnout 1,653 46.8 +3.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +1.2

Heath Charnock and Rivington ward

Heath Charnock and Rivington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYPatricia Mary Case 573 72.3 +2.5
Labour Paul James Walmsley 220 27.7 −2.5
Majority 353 44.5 +4.9
Turnout 793 46.0
Conservative hold Swing +2.5
Lostock
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYSimon Moulton 846 56.8 +19.2
Independent Margaret Iddon 644 43.2 −3.0
Majority 202 13.6 +22.2
Turnout 1,490 44.0
Conservative gain from Independent Swing +11.1

N.B. Percentage change in Lostock is taken from when Margaret Iddon last faced the electorate.

Wheelton and Withnell ward

Wheelton and Withnell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Green tickYShaun Smith 848 55.1 +8.0
Labour Chris France 690 44.9 +12.7
Majority 158 10.3 −4.6
Turnout 1,538 38.2
Conservative hold Swing −2.4

References

  • 2008 Chorley election result
  • Elections 2008 Results
  • Election candidates revealed
  • Labour man loses seat after 18 years[permanent dead link]
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